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The College of Charleston will begin awarding transfer credit for military service starting with the Spring 2020 semester based on the criteria below:

  • Students must be a veteran with an honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions, an active service member, or a member of the Reserves/National Guard who has completed required trainings. Active Duty, Reservist, and National Guard must provide Orders or Statement of Service along with their official transcript. Veterans are required to provide their DD-214 (Member 4 copy) along with their official transcript.
  • The Joint Services Transcript (JST) from the issuing agency is required for current and former Army, Navy and Marine Corps and Coast Guard students.
  • The Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) official transcript is required for all students who have attended this institution.

For specific information about the Military Transfer Credit Policy, visit the Military Credit page on the TRC website.

Sandy Ferguson, Manager, Military Transfer Evaluation, will oversee the evaluation of Joint Services Transcripts (JST) and DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST). Sandy started in this role on November 1, 2019 and will serve as the primary point of contact for the awarding and declining of military credit in the Transfer Resource Center (TRC).

Similar to other types of transfer credit, students will have the option of declining military credit to take the course in residence at CofC or take courses at another accredited institution. Students wishing to decline their military credit should complete the Decline Military Credit Form, have it approved by their advisor, and return it to the TRC for processing.

Students admitted or readmitted Spring 2020 forward will have their JST evaluated for potential transfer credit automatically during the new student transfer credit evaluation process following admission to the College.  Students admitted or readmitted prior to Spring 2020 will be given the opportunity to have their JST evaluated for potential transfer credit during a designated petition period.  Students will receive information about this petition period in their CofC-issued email in the coming months.

The Transfer Resource Center is working to build online resources for faculty, staff, and transfer credit evaluators in CougarEd for reference during the evaluation process.  More information will be shared when these resources are available.  In the meantime, contact the TRC at transfercenter@cofc.edu or 843.953.1135 with any questions, or Sandy Ferguson directly at fergusonsl1@cofc.edu or 843.953.1065.

The Office of the Registrar and Transfer Resource Center will be closed from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  on Wednesday, November 13 to attend the FERPA Seminar with LeRoy Rooker.

The RO and TRC will be closing at noon on May 10, 2019 in preparation for the Friday graduation ceremony.  We will re-open on Monday at 8:30.  Congrats to our grads!

College of Charleston Closed for Winter Break

By Julie Dahl
Posted on 20 December 2018 | 4:51 pm

The College of Charleston will be closed for the winter break beginning at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 21 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019.  The Office of the Registrar and Transfer Resource Center will re-open for business at 8:30 a.m. on January 2, 2019.  We wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season!

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.

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.

National Transfer Student Week is sponsored by the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students to celebrate transfer students and the professionals who support them each October.  The Transfer Resource Center will celebrate National Transfer Student Week with a special event each day, Oct. 15-19, 2018.  For a complete schedule of events, download our Event Flier, visit transfer.cofc.edu, or follow the Transfer Resource Center on Instagram and Facebook.

In addition to National Transfer Student Week, transfer students and all students with transfer credit are encouraged to utilize the services provided by the Transfer Resource Center such as pre-transfer advising, official transfer credit evaluation, connection to campus resources, and transfer student specific programs.  The College of Charleston becomes a new home to hundreds of transfer students each semester. The Transfer Resource Center strives to assist transfer students in their academic pursuits prior to admission through graduation in the Lightsey Center, Suite 258.

Prospective students looking to connect with a Pre-Transfer Advisor, can contact the Transfer Resource Center at 843.953.1135 to setup an appointment. Please visit transfer.cofc.edu for more information about the Transfer Resource Center.

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