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Just a quick reminder that the last day to withdraw “W” from full semester courses is Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 11:59 pm (EST).  Students may withdraw from a course in Banner Self Service in MyCharleston (which opens at 8:00 am (EST) each day).  Instructions for withdrawing can be found on the Help and Training tab in MyCharleston on the Office of the Registrar Student Resources channel.

For all course withdrawals, you will receive an email confirmation to your college-issued email account from the email address coursenotifications@cofc.edu.  Your instructor will also receive a copy.

A withdrawal “W” is not a grade. A “W” indicates that a course was started but not completed.  If you are unsure about withdrawing from a course, please consult with your instructor and/or advisor.

Students should make sure to resolve any registration holds on their record prior to the last day to withdraw.  A hold can prevent you from being able to withdraw from a class.  To find out if you have a hold, login to MyCharleston.  Click on the Academic Services tab and look for the Registration Tools channel.  Click on Registration status.  Only the department who placed the hold can remove the hold from your account.   Visit this webpage for more information on hold types:  https://registrar.cofc.edu/courses/registration-holds-and-required-verifications.php

REMINDER:  Today is the last day for drop/add for full semester courses:  8/31/20!

Registration Reminder
This is a reminder that course registration will be open to the campus at 8:00 am (EST) on Saturday, August 8, 2020.  Helpful information regarding the registration process can be found on the Help & Training tab in MyCharleston on the Office of the Registrar Student Resources channel.
Make sure you take some time to review your registration status prior to this date.  Registration status can be found on the Registration Tools channel on the Academic Services tab of MyCharleston.  If you have a registration hold on your account, you will not be able to register for courses until this hold is cleared by the department who placed the hold.  For more information on registration holds, please visit Registration Holds and Required Verifications.
If You Have Already Applied to Graduate
Students who have already applied to graduate will not be eligible to register for courses or change registration for previously registered courses until they submit a Graduation Update form.  If you need to extend your expected graduation term, please visit the Graduate Update webpage for more information.
If You are an Incoming Student Who Has Not Attended Your Orientation Session Yet
Incoming students who have not yet completed their Orientation session will register for courses on their assigned date.  Students who have questions regarding Orientation should contact orientat@cofc.edu.

Registration is currently closed due to New Student Orientation. All students will be able to make adjustments to their fall schedule from 8:00 am (EST) August 8, 2020 through August 31, 2020 or the end of the drop/add period. Students who need assistance earlier should consult with the department chair in their major or contact the department offering the course.

PS/NS Grade Option May 5th and 6th ONLY

By Mary Bergstrom
Posted on 4 May 2020 | 6:34 pm

Timeline for Making Your Decision Between Standard Letter Grades and the new PS/NS Grade Type

  • You will have two days to view your letter grades and make decisions regarding the new Significant Disruption PS/NS grade option.
  • The opportunity to select the new PS/NS option will open for you in Banner Self-Service starting at 12:01 am (EST) May 5, 2020.
  • Your decision deadline is 11:59 pm (EST) on May 6, 2020.
  • You may change your selections during the two-day period (May 5th and 6th, 2020).  All decisions are final as of 11:59 pm (EST) on May 6, 2020.

Viewing Your Express II and Full Semester Letter Grades

  • On May 5th, you will be able to access your Express II and full-semester grades on the Significant Disruption (PS/NS) Grade Mode page in Banner Self-Service.  Your grades will not be located in the normal Student Grades channel on the Academic Services tab in MyCharleston until they are finalized on May 7, 2020.
  • We have dedicated a channel to the Significant Disruption (PS/NS) Grade Mode on the Academic Services tab in MyCharleston.  Detailed instructions for accessing your grades can be found on the Office of the Registrar webpage: https://registrar.cofc.edu/pdf/alternate-grade-ps-ns-guide.pdf.

Choosing the PS/NS Grade Mode Option for Your Eligible Courses

  • In making the decision to retain standard letter grades or choose the new PS/NS grade mode, it is critical for you to talk with faculty, advisors, financial aid, and family.  The Center for Academic Performance and Persistence is a valuable resource for students making these decisions. Questions regarding how the PS/NS grade type will impact scholarship eligibility can be emailed to meritscholarships@cofc.edu.   If you have any questions regarding the PS/NS process, please contact the Office of the Registrar registrar@cofc.edu.
  • If you do not want to select the PS/NS grade type for any of your eligible courses, you do not need to take any action.
  • If you would like to select the PS/NS grade for any of your eligible courses, detailed instructions can be found on the Office of the Registrar webpage: https://registrar.cofc.edu/pdf/alternate-grade-ps-ns-guide.pdf.

Looking for Information on New Grade Option?

By Mary Bergstrom
Posted on 3 April 2020 | 12:26 pm

The COVID-19 Spring 2020 Grading Policy includes a new PS/NS grade option and an extension to the course withdrawal deadline. For more information and FAQ’s please visit COVID-19 Spring 2020 Grading Policy

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”.

Spring 2020 Withdrawal Deadline Extended

By Mary Bergstrom
Posted on 29 March 2020 | 8:43 pm

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.

January 15, 2020 is the last day for full semester course Drop/Add!  It is also the deadline to submit a permission to audit form!

On Thursday, the College experienced intermittent technical disruptions that may have hindered the student course withdrawal process in Self Service Banner.  This issue has since been resolved.  In light of this occurrence, the College is extending the full semester course withdrawal deadline from October 25, 2019 to October 27, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

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