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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended, is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. In accordance with regulations issued under FERPA, the College of Charleston provides an annual notification to our enrolled students of their rights under FERPA; as well as an explanation of the exceptions under FERPA that allow the College to disclose information from the student’s education record without consent.

This notification is posted at the following link on the website of the Office of the Registrar:

For additional information or for questions concerning the College’s FERPA policy and procedures, please visit or contact the Office of the Registrar directly (email: or physical address:  160 Calhoun Street, Lightsey Center, Room 281).

The drop-add deadline for full semester courses is Monday, January 14, 2019!


Happy Thanksgiving!

By Mary Bergstrom
Posted on 17 November 2018 | 5:48 pm

The Office of the Registrar and Transfer Resource Center will be closed for Thanksgiving beginning at 2:00pm Wednesday, November 21.  Both offices will reopen at 8:30am on Monday, November 26, 2018.

Undergraduate CofC Students:  Click Final Exam Schedule for more information on the Fall 2018 exam schedule!  Good luck on your finals!

The Office of the Registrar and the Transfer Resource Center will be closed on Monday, November 5, 2018 for painting.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

The College of Charleston will be closed on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 for Election Day.

The Office of the Registrar and Transfer Resource Center will be closed from 1:45-3:45 on 10/30/18 for a professional development event.

TODAY! TODAY! JOIN US! The Transfer Resource Center at the College of Charleston will host its Grand Opening Celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the Lightsey Center Suite 258 during National Transfer Student Week (October 15-19). Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend to tour the center, enjoy light refreshments and pick up a sticker to show their support of the College’s transfer students.

Current College of Charleston students have the ability to electronically share certain academic and financial aid information with a parent or guardian.

The Proxy Access Management service in Self-Service Banner provides students with a way to designate proxy access to trusted users to view selected student information. By setting up proxy access the student is giving consent for specified individuals to view academic information from their student record online. The student is able to modify the access rights and valid date ranges as well as view a log of the most recent activity.  Students may select any or all of the following information items with a proxy:

  • Financial Aid information (Aid Status, Academic Progress, Award History)
  • Personal Information (Addresses, E-mail, Emergency Contacts)
  • Registration Information (Schedule)
  • Student Records Information (Midterm Grades, Final Grades, Unofficial Transcript, Holds)

NOTE: Proxy access does not authorize College of Charleston personnel to communicate with authorized proxies. To authorize this type of communication, students must complete a FERPA Consent Form. For more information on FERPA, please visit our FERPA Information web page.

Drop/Add date for Express II EXTENDED

By Mary Bergstrom
Posted on 12 October 2018 | 11:55 am

Attention Undergraduate Students:  Due to Hurricane Michael, the Drop/Add date for Express II courses has been extended to Tuesday, October 16, 2018.  An updated Academic Calendar will be available to the campus before close of business today.

Due to potential inclement weather from Hurricane Michael, the College of Charleston is cancelling all classes and College events for Thursday, October 11, following a closure notice from the Charleston County government. All campus activities and campus visits are also cancelled for Thursday, October 11. All classes on the evening of Wednesday, October 10, will meet as scheduled.

This cancellation affects all classes, labs, meetings and other activities scheduled at the downtown campus (including Harbor Walk and Avery Research Center), North Campus, Grice Marine Lab and the Lowcountry Graduate Center, including those courses taught in the English Language Institute and the Charleston Bridge Program.

Only essential personnel will need to report to campus on Thursday, October 11. For faculty and staff, please consult with your supervisor regarding work schedules. For students, residence halls will remain open, and the Liberty Street Fresh Food Companies (the main dining facility) will be open from 9:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday. The Addlestone Library will have a limited schedule (please go to the library website for hours).  

Regarding a make-up day for missed classes on Thursday, Provost Brian McGee will make an announcement no later than Monday (October 15) about the academic calendar adjustments.

At this time, campus will reopen on Friday, October 12, 2018, on its normal operating schedule. For more information, please go to

CofC Emergency Management Team

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