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The Office of the Registrar and Transfer Resource Center will be closed on Monday, May 31, 2021 in observance of Memorial Day.

In order to accommodate parking on campus for the afternoon commencement ceremony on Friday, May 7th,  the RO and TRC will close at noon on Friday, May 7, 2021.

Dear Undergraduate Students:  The Office of the Registrar welcomes you to the Spring 2021 semester!  This post contains some helpful dates, deadlines, and information about the semester.

Academic Calendar:  Please be sure to take a few minutes to review the entire Spring 2021 Academic Calendar.   Here are some important highlights:

  • Drop/Add Deadline for Express I Classes: Wednesday, January 13th
  • Drop/Add Deadline for Full Semester Classes: Tuesday, January 19th
  • Withdrawal Deadline for Express I Classes: Wednesday, February 10th
  • Drop/Add Deadline for Express II Classes: Wednesday, March 10th
  • Withdrawal Deadline for Full Semester Classes: Monday, March 22nd
  • Withdrawal Deadline for Express II Classes: Monday, April 5th

Academic Catalogs:  Looking for the undergraduate or graduate academic catalog (academic regulations, course descriptions, department/program information, etc.)?  Visit the web page: https://registrar.cofc.edu/academic-catalog/index.php 

FERPA:  The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended, is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.  For more information, visit the webpage: https://registrar.cofc.edu/ferpa/index.php 

Full-time vs Part-time Status:  A minimum of 12.0 credit hours is considered full-time enrollment for undergraduate students. Be careful about dropping or withdrawing from courses which take your total enrollment hours below this minimum, as your financial aid and health insurance could be affected. 

Holds:  Registration holds will keep you from being able to drop, add or withdraw from classes in MyCharleston.  Only the department who placed the hold can remove it from your account.   For a list of hold types and contact information, please visit:go.cofc.edu/holds.

One Stop Answers:  Visit our One Stop Answers for Common Student Requests web page for additional questions and answers.

Program of Study Resources:  Visit the web page Program of Study Resources to find Major Roadmaps, Program of Study Planners, General Education Requirement information and more!

Program of Study Management (POSM):Ready to declare your major?  Visit https://registrar.cofc.edu/posm/index.php for more information!Proxy Access Management:  Want to share your schedule, midterm grades, or final grades with a parent or guardian? Current College of Charleston students have the ability to electronically share certain academic and financial aid information with a parent or guardian.  Visit http://registrar.cofc.edu/proxy-access-management/index.php for more information. 

Transfer Students:  Take a few minutes to review the Transfer Resource Center web page for helpful information regarding transfer credits and getting involved as a transfer student. 

Have a great semester! Go Cougars! 

Best,

Mary B.

Winter Break: RO and TRC Hours

By Mary C. Bergstrom
Posted on 18 December 2020 | 3:25 pm

The Office of the Registrar (RO) and the Transfer Resource Center (TRC) will close for Winter Break at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, December 23, 2020.  The RO and TRC will re-open on Monday, January 4, 2021 at 8:30 am.  Many frequent questions can be answered on our website: registrar.cofc.edu or transfer.cofc.edu.  We wish you a safe and happy holiday season!

Office Hours Thanksgiving Holiday

By Mary C. Bergstrom
Posted on 24 November 2020 | 12:17 pm

The Office of the Registrar and Transfer Resource Center will close for the Thanksgiving holidays at 2:00 pm (EST) on Wednesday, November 25, 2020.  We will reopen on Monday, November 30, 2020 at 8:30 am (EST).  Happy Thanksgiving!

Many helpful resources are available on our website: registrar.cofc.edu or transfer.cofc.edu.

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

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!

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