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60+ Registration Information for Spring 2020

By Mary Bergstrom
Posted on 18 December 2019 | 5:10 pm

60+ Tuition Exemption Program Registration

Spring 2020

Beginning with the 2019 Fall Semester, admitted 60+ students have the ability to register themselves for courses before the first day of classes.  You can view the announcement from Provost McGee by clicking: 60+ Tuition Exemption Program Fall 2019 Update (PDF).  All College of Charleston students register online for courses according to their number of earned credit hours.  This now includes you.  Even if you have zero earned credit hours, your registration entry date will occur before the first week of classes.  https://registrar.cofc.edu/calendars/entrytimes.php

This change in our registration process will require you to prepare for registration in a new way.  Students will need to become familiar with the online course registration process.  Below please find several resources designed to help you adequately prepare for admission and registration for the Spring 2020 60+ Tuition Exemption Program.  Students may also download a copy of this information by clicking 60+ Tuition Exemption Program Overview Guide (PDF).

When Can I Register?

Students register according to earned credit hours (EHRS) for an upcoming semester.  The Registration Entry Times for each semester are posted on the Office of the Registrar website: http://registrar.cofc.edu/courses/index.php.   Students can view earned credit hours on their unofficial transcript located in Self-Service Banner.

How Do I Register for Courses?

Student registration takes place online in MyCharleston (my.cofc.edu) on the Registration Tools channel of the Academic Services tab. Students use the Registration Tools channel to add classes, drop classes, withdraw from classes, view holds and more!  A quick guide for the registration process can be found by clicking Student Course Registration Quick Guide (PDF).  Additional resources are available on the Help & Training tab in MyCharleston.

  • Registration is on a space-available basis.  Only the professor and department offering a course can approve an override request for students to join a closed course or courses requiring pre-requisites or special permission. Students should contact the Department directly.
  • Students who wish to repeat a course must complete the Course Repeat Request Form and submit it to the Office of the Registrar by the drop/add deadline (http://registrar.cofc.edu/forms/index.php).
  • Graduate Courses:  Only students who have been accepted to the Graduate School as a degree or non-degree seeking student may register for graduate-level courses.
  • Additional guides on course registration can be found on the Help & Training tab in MyCharleston on the Office of the Registrar Student Resources channel.

Taking Courses for Credit or Audit

All course registrations default to credit, which means the course is being taken for a grade.

Students may audit a course after obtaining permission of the instructor on the Permission to Audit Form, which is available on the Registrar’s Office website.  Students must first register for a course and then submit the Permission to Audit Form to the Registrar’s Office no later than the last day of drop/add for the term in order to finalize their audit.  A student may only make a change to course grading status (graded or audit) prior to the last day of drop/add for the term.  A course audit will be recorded on a student’s transcript with the Status Indicator AU. No credit or quality points are earned.  Full tuition is charged for audited coursework (does not apply to 60+ students).

Not all courses offered by the College may be audited.  Departments and Programs may limit the number of audits per course section and may also designate courses that do not accept any auditors.  Students should consult with the appropriate Department or Program prior to seeking permission to audit a course.  Faculty determine the course requirements for auditing students (e.g. attendance, participation, submission of assignments, exams, etc.).

Course Registration Requirement

Students may attend a course only if they are officially registered in the course and appear on the instructor’s official course roster.  Faculty, Program Directors, and Department Chairs do not have the authority to permit students to attend a course for which they are not registered.  This requirement applies to students who intend to earn course credit and to students who intend to audit a course.

Deadlines

Students are responsible for meeting all deadlines posted by the Office of Admissions, Office of the Registrar and on the Academic Calendar.

Familiarize Yourself with College of Charleston Technology

Once admitted to the College of Charleston, students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the College’s technologies.  These include:

  • Student Portal MyCharleston (my.cofc.edu)
  • Self Service Banner (located in MyCharleston)
  • Student learning management system (OAKS)
  • College of Charleston Cmail system.  Your College of Charleston email address will end with @g.cofc.edu.  College of Charleston business cannot be conducted via personal email addresses.

 Where Can I Find the Academic Catalog?

The academic catalog is an important resource for current and prospective students to review information on academic programs, policies, degree requirements, course descriptions, and more!  The College of Charleston academic catalogs can be found on the web page, catalog.cofc.edu.  Use the drop-down menu in the upper right hand corner to select the undergraduate or graduate catalog.

Technology Assistance

  • Students who need assistance with their MyCharleston or email login or password should contact the IT Service Desk:  843.953-3375 or itservicedesk@cofc.edu
  • Several helpful student information guides are located on the Help & Training tab in MyCharleston.

Maintain Active Student Status

Students are responsible for maintaining active status as a College of Charleston student.  If a student is not enrolled for one semester, they must contact the Office of Admissions to request reactivation in order to register for courses.  Students who are not enrolled for two semesters or more must reapply for admission to the College.  Summer enrollments are not considered in determining continuing enrollment status for the fall.

Where Do I Pay for My Courses and Fees?

  • Students can pay their bills at the Office of the Treasurer, located at 170 Calhoun Street.
  • Students may also pay their bill online through MyCharleston using these instructions:  Treasurer Payment Instructions
  • Student should review the Treasurer’s Office billing schedule and due dates to avoid being dropped from courses for non-payment.  The billing schedule can be found on this website: http://treasurer.cofc.edu/billing-schedule/index.php

Where Do I Purchase Textbooks?

Students can purchase books in the College of Charleston Barnes and Noble bookstore located at 160 Calhoun Street.  Students should consult the course syllabus or speak with the instructor prior to purchasing books.

This information is also available on the Office of the Registrar website: https://registrar.cofc.edu/courses/60+-tuition-exemption-program-registration.php

 

Dear 60+ Tuition Exemption Student, 

We are so glad you have decided to take classes at the College of Charleston!

We have received two popular questions regarding the registration process for 60+ Tuition Exemption students over the past few weeks.  We have included the questions and responses below:

When I register for a course, does it automatically know I am intending to audit the course?

No, all course registrations default to credit, which means the course is being taken for a grade.

Students may audit a course after obtaining permission of the instructor on the Permission to Audit Form, which is available on the Registrar’s Office website.  Students must first register for a course and then submit the Permission to Audit Form to the Registrar’s Office no later than the last day of drop/add for the term in order to finalize their audit.  A student may only make a change to course grading status (graded or audit) prior to the last day of drop/add for the term.  A course audit will be recorded on a student’s transcript with the Status Indicator AU. No credit or quality points are earned. 

Not all courses offered by the College may be audited.  Departments and Programs may limit the number of audits per course section and may also designate courses that do not accept any auditors.  Students should consult with the appropriate Department or Program prior to seeking permission to audit a course.  Faculty determine the course requirements for auditing students (e.g. attendance, participation, submission of assignments, exams, etc.).All students are expected to have the required prerequisite(s) for courses they intend to take. If you receive a prerequisite error when to register for a course, please contact the appropriate academic department to see if they will grant you permission to take the class. Academic departments have the ability to register students into classes. Here is additional information which may be useful to you during your visit this semester. This information can also be found via your MyCharleston account and on the College of Charleston Website at www.cofc.edu.

Steps To Audit a Course:

1.       Register for the Course via MyCharleston.
2.       Complete a Permission to Audit Form (Make sure that the Instructor signs the form)
3.       Turn the form in to the Office of the Registrar by the drop/add date:

  • Express I  Courses:            August 22nd
  • Full-term Courses:            August 27th
  • Express II Courses:           October 11th

I keep getting a missing prerequisite error when attempting to register for a particular course.  Why?

All College of Charleston students must meet the pre-requisite requirements for course registration.  Registration is on a space-available basis.  Only the professor and department offering a course can approve an override request for students to join a closed course or courses requiring pre-requisites or special permission. Students should contact the Department directly. 

Don’t forget, full details about this program and other registration resources regarding this program can be found on the Office of the Registrar’s website (http://registrar.cofc.edu/courses/60+-tuition-exemption-program-registration.php) 

Permission to Audit Form: http://registrar.cofc.edu/pdf/permission-to-audit.pdf  

60+ Tuition Exemption Program Overview Guide:  http://registrar.cofc.edu/pdf/60+-tuition-exemption-program/tuition-free-registration-process-fall-2019.pdf 

Academic Calendar: http://registrar.cofc.edu/pdf/ac-2019fall.pdf  

Undergraduate Catalog: http://registrar.cofc.edu/ 

Student Course Registration Quick Guide:  http://registrar.cofc.edu/pdf/student-course-registration-quick-guide.pdf 

If you have any issues with accessing your MyCharleston or email account, please contact Helpdesk at helpdesk@cofc.edu or 843-953-3375. 

College of Charleston Map: http://www.cofc.edu/visit/documents/campusmap_illopt.pdf  

Classroom Building Acronyms and Information: http://registrar.cofc.edu/pdf/classroom-building-location-acronyms.pdf  

College of Charleston Cougar Card Services: http://cougarcard.cofc.edu/  

Student Privileges: http://cougarcard.cofc.edu/students/index.php  

Have a great semester! 

Office of the Registrar

If you are at least 60 years old and a resident of South Carolina, you may apply to the College to take courses on a tuition-free basis.  Want more information on the 60+ Tuition Exemption Program?  Please visit these websites:

60+ Admissions Process and/or Registering for Courses Office of the Registrar

Registration Entry Dates

Fall 2019

For Undergraduate Students

Early Registration for Fall 2019 begins on Tuesday, March 26th, by assigned entry date for all currently enrolled students via MyCharleston on the Academic Services Tab.

The entry date scheduled is based on earned hours.  This does not include the hours in which you are currently enrolled.

Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time  on the designated dates listed below.  For example, students with 90-122+ earned hours can register at 8:00 am on March 26, 2019. Students with 80-89 earned hours can begin to register at 8:00 am on Tuesday, April 2nd. Registration for all currently enrolled students, regardless of earned hours, begins on Tuesday, April 16th.

Fall 2019 Registration Entry Times
Hours Day Date Hours Day Date
 Senior Registration Sophomore Registration
90-122+ Tue 3/26 50-59 Mon 4/8
40-49 Tues 4/9
30-39 Wed 4/10
Junior Registration Freshman Registration
80-89 Tue 4/2 20-29 Thu 4/11
70-79 Wed 4/3 11-19 Fri 4/12
60-69 Thu 4/4 1-10 Mon 4/15
0 Tue 4/16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students who have not declared a major should contact the Academic Advising & Planning Center at 843.953.5981 for an appointment.

Students who have declared a major should contact their major(s) advisor(s) for an advising appointment.

NOTE: There is limited registration availability for Fall 2019 courses, after June 16, 2019, due to New Student Orientation/Registration. Registration will be available as follows:

June 29th – July 7th;

July 19th – Aug 11th ;

Aug 17th through Drop/Add deadline

After June 17, 2018, there is limited registration availability for Fall 2018 courses during the summer due to New Student Orientation/Registration.

Registration Availability

  • June 30th – July 8th
  • July 21st – August 12th
  • August 18th – Drop/Add deadline (August 23rd for Express I and August 27th for full term courses)

Campus-Wide System Outage 6/19/17

By Mary Bergstrom
Posted on 19 June 2017 | 6:03 am

The College of Charleston is experiencing a campus-wide server hardware failure.  Our IT department is working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.  The MyCharleston portal will not be accessible during this time.  Official transcript ordering will also be delayed as part of this system outage.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Fall 2017 Registration

By Julie Dahl
Posted on 23 March 2017 | 1:58 pm

Currently enrolled undergraduate students may begin registering for Fall 2017 courses tomorrow (Friday, March 24, 2017) with the Registration Tools channel on the Academic Services tab in MyCharleston. Registration is by assigned entry time; the entry time schedule is based on the hours that you have earned. This does not include the hours in which you are currently enrolled.  If you have problems with registration using the Chrome or Safari browsers, please try again with Internet Explorer or Firefox.  View the registration schedule now.

 

Beginning tomorrow, March 16th, all currently enrolled undergraduate College of Charleston students may register for Maymester and summer sessions classes via the Registration Tools channel on the Academic Services tab in MyCharleston.

To view the list of Maymester and summer sessions course offerings, you can use the Look Up Classes link on the Registration Tools channel or follow this link to the dynamic schedule, https://ssb.cofc.edu:9710/prod/bwckschd.p_disp_dyn_sched, select 2016 Summer in the Term drop down box, and click on the “submit” button. Once the class schedule search template appears on screen, view course listings by selecting the subject first and limiting as appropriate by schedule type, course level, campus, part of term etc.

Have questions? Please contact the Summer Sessions Office at 953-4831 or summer@cofc.edu.

Maymester/Summer Session registration for degree seeking graduate students (degree=MA, MAT, MED, MS, and MPA) begins tomorrow March 16th, March 23rd for graduate certificate students (degree=CER), and April 18th for non-degree seeking students (degree=NDG). Please see the graduate school website at http://gradschool.cofc.edu/ and the graduate course listings via the Look Up Classes link on the Registration Tools channel on the Academic Services tab or the dynamic schedule at https://ssb.cofc.edu:9710/prod/bwckschd.p_disp_dyn_sched for more information.

Have questions about graduate school classes? Please contact the Graduate School office at 953-5614 or gradstud@cofc.edu

Many thanks in advance for your interest!

Currently enrolled undergraduate students register for courses by assigned entry time with the Registration Tools channel on the Academic Services tab in MyCharleston. The entry time schedule is based on the hours that you have earned. This does not include the hours in which you are currently enrolled.  View the registration schedule now.

Course Registration for Spring 2014

By Mary Bergstrom
Posted on 22 October 2013 | 3:07 pm

For Undergraduate Students:

Early Registration for Spring 2014 begins on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 for all currently enrolled students by assigned entry time on MyCharleston on the Academic Services Tab. Registration will open to all currently enrolled students on Thursday, November 21, 2013.

Students who have not declared their major should call the Academic Advising Office at 953.5981 for an appointment.

Students who have declared their majors should contact their major advisors for an advising appointment.

The entry time schedule is based on the hours that you have earned. This does not include the hours in which you are currently enrolled.

Registration opens at 8:00 am on the opening registration day for each group below. For instance, students with 106 – 122+ earned hours can begin registration at 8:00 am on October 22nd. Students with 90-105 earned hours can begin to register at 8:00 am on October 23rd….

Spring 2014 Registration Entry Times
Hours Day Date Hours Day Date Hours Day Date
 Senior Registration Freshman Registration
106-122+ Tues 10/22 Sophomore Registration 26-29 Wed 11/13
90-105 Wed 10/23 56-59 Thurs 11/07 21-25 Thurs 11/14
Junior Registration 51-55 Fri 11/08 16-20 Fri 11/15
82-89 Fri 11/01 46-50 Sat 11/09 11-15 Mon 11/18
74-81 Sat 11/02 41-45 Sun 11/10 6-10 Tues 11/19
66-73 Sun 11/03 36-40 Mon 11/11 1-5 Wed 11/20
60-65 Mon 11/04 30-35 Tues 11/12 0 Thurs 11/21
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