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As announced in earlier emails from President Hsu, the College of Charleston is offering an extended course withdrawal period.  Students may withdraw from a full-term or Express II course in Banner Self Service from 12:01 am (EST) April 7, 2020 through 11:59 pm (EST) April 22, 2020.  Instructions are included below.

Students who wish to initiate withdrawal from a course are expected to discuss the decision with their instructor and advisor.  Students who withdraw from a course will receive a status indicator of a “W” for the course.  A “W” is not a grade.  It is a non-punitive status indicator which indicates the course was started but not completed.  Withdrawing from a course, or even all courses, during this extended withdrawal period will not make you eligible for a tuition refund.

Instructions on Withdrawing from a Course in Banner Self-Service April 7-22, 2020

Note:  Students with an active advising hold must have the hold expired to be able to withdraw from a course.  Contact your advisor.

  • Login to MyCharleston (my.cofc.edu)
  • Click on the Academic Services tab.
  • Look for the Registration Tools channel.
  • Click on the Add or Drop Classes link
  • Select 2020 Spring as the Registration Term and click submit
  • Locate the course for which you would like to withdraw.
  • Under the Action column, click the drop-down menu to select Web Withdrawal.
  • Click Submit.
  • Make sure you check your college-issued email account for a withdrawal receipt. The course should also appear on your schedule as “Web Withdrawal”.

The deadline for students to withdraw from one or more full term or Express II courses will be extended. Students may withdraw from April 7, 2020 through April 22, 2020 using Banner Self Service.  Students are responsible for clearing all registration holds in order to withdraw from a course. Withdrawing from a course, or even all courses, during this extended withdrawal period will not make you eligible for a tuition refund.

Effective 3/19/20, the Office of the Registrar (RO) and Transfer Resource Center (TRC) is making an exception as to how paper forms that require advisor/instructor/Chair signature will be accepted by our offices.

Students should complete their portion of the form and email it to the appropriate individual/Department via their college-issued email account.  The form attachments may be a scanned document or clear photo.   Approvers should provide us with their decision by forwarding the attachment to the RO or TRC and indicating approval or denial of the request.

This exception will remain in effect until further notice.

Wishing you all good health!

On Sunday, March 15, in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster ordered the closure of the state’s k-12 schools and public universities for the next two weeks.  For public universities, the governor’s order means the College of Charleston’s main campus and satellite campuses are closed, at least until April 3. The College will suspend its in-person classes and move to online/distance learning from March 23 until at least April 3 (which extends the previously announced e-learning schedule by one week). 

The Office of the Registrar and the Transfer Resource Center will be operating remotely during this time period.  As a result, some services may be limited or unavailable.  Please contact us via email using your college-issued email account (not personal account):

RO:  registrar@cofc.edu

TRC:  transfercenter@cofc.edu

Many questions can be answered on our websites:  registrar.cofc.edu  or transfer.cofc.edu.

We appreciate your patience as we all navigate COVID-19 over the next few weeks.  We wish you all good health!

Mary C. Bergstrom, ’90
University Registrar and Assistant Provost

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