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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.

Final Grades Delay 12/17/20

By Mary Bergstrom
Posted on 17 December 2020 | 4:18 pm

Due to unexpected technical issues, the processing of all final grades will be delayed.  Degree Works will also be unavailable during this time.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  We will notify the campus as soon as this issue is resolved.  Thank you for your patience.

Registration Closed for Orientation – Upcoming Dates

By Julie Dahl
Posted on 2 December 2020 | 10:00 am

In order to assist our incoming students, registration will be closed on December 16 and 17, 2020 and again on January 7, 2021 for New Student Orientation.  Continuing students, please plan your registration activity accordingly.

Course Withdrawal Date Extension Fall 2020

By Mary Bergstrom
Posted on 19 November 2020 | 12:28 pm

The deadline for students to withdraw from one or more full term or Express II courses has been be extended.  Students may withdraw between 8:00 am (EST) November 20, 2020 and 11:59 pm (EST) December 7, 2020.  The course withdrawal extension applies only to students enrolled in College of Charleston courses and does not apply to Charleston Bridge students.

In making the decision to withdraw from a course, it is important for students to consult with their instructor and/or advisor and to consider possible financial aid implications.  All decisions are final.

Express II and Full-Term Courses

Students who wish to withdraw from an Express II or full-term course should use Banner Self Service.

  • Login to MyCharleston and go to the Academic Services tab.
  • Look for the Banner Self-Service channel and click on Banner Self-Service/Student/Registration/Add or Drop Classes
  • Select Fall 2020 as the term and click Submit
  • Locate the course for which you wish to withdraw
  • Under the Action column, click the drop-down menu and select Web Withdraw
  • Click Submit Changes
  • Once you submit a withdrawal request for a course, you will see “Web Withdrawal” next to the course on your course schedule. You will also receive an email confirmation to your college-issued email account from the email address coursenotifications@cofc.edu.  Your instructor will also receive a copy.

Express I Courses

Students will not be able to use Banner Self Service to withdraw from Express I courses because they have already been graded.  Students who wish to withdraw from an Express I course should email their withdrawal request to grades@cofc.edu prior to the deadline.  The email must come from your college-issued email account and include:

  • Name
  • CWID
  • Course Acronym and Number
  • Name of Course

How Does a Course Withdrawal Appear on My Transcript?

When a student withdraws from a class, the “W” status indicator will appear on the transcript to indicate that a course was started but not completed.  A “W” is not a grade and does not impact the grade point average (GPA).

Refunds

Withdrawing from a course, or even all courses, during this extended withdrawal period will not make students eligible for a tuition refund.

 

 

Spring 2021 Registration Entry Dates

By Mary Bergstrom
Posted on 5 November 2020 | 4:57 pm

Registration for Spring 2021 begins on Thursday, November 5, 2020 by assigned entry date for all currently enrolled students. Registration takes place on the Registration Tools channel in MyCharleston on the Academic Services tab.

The registration entry date schedule 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 Standard Time on the designated dates listed below.

Spring 2021 Registration Entry Dates

  • Thursday, November 5: 90-122+ earned hours
  • Monday, November 9: 80-89 earned hours
  • Tuesday, November 10: 70-79 earned hours
  • Wednesday, November 11: 60-69 earned hours
  • Friday, November 13: 50-59 earned hours
  • Monday, November 16: 40-49 earned hours
  • Tuesday, November 17: 30-39 earned hours
  • Wednesday, November 18: 20-29 earned hours
  • Thursday, November 19: 1-19 earned hours
  • Friday, November 20: 0 earned hours

Dear Students,

This post contains important information about the privacy of your education records.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended, is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. In accordance with regulations issued under FERPA, the College of Charleston provides an annual notification to our enrolled students of their rights under FERPA; as well as an explanation of the exceptions under FERPA that allow the College to disclose information from the student’s education record without consent.

This notification is posted at the following link on the website of the Office of the Registrar:  http://registrar.cofc.edu/pdf/FERPA-annual-notification-final-june-2016.pdf

For additional information or for questions concerning the College’s FERPA policy and procedures, please visit http://registrar.cofc.edu/ferpa/index.php or contact the Office of the Registrar directly (email:  registrar@cofc.edu or 843.953.5668.

Best,
Mary B.

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

We Are Here For You!

By Mary Bergstrom
Posted on 24 August 2020 | 3:06 pm

Although we are currently closed to in-person traffic, we offer many ways to serve you.  We are virtually just a phone call, email, chat or Zoom away!

Office Hours:  Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted on the RO News Blog)

PHONE: 843.953.5668

EMAIL:  registrar@cofc.edu or Office E-mail Contacts

CHAT:  Available Monday – Friday from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Visit https://registrar.cofc.edu/ro-live-chat/

ZOOM: By appointment.  Please email us.

 

The Office of the Registrar is currently processing course changes from Academic Departments in response to Fall 2020 Covid-19 planning.  You may notice changes in your course schedule or in the instruction modality for some of your courses.   As we get closer to the start of classes on August 25th, check your schedule regularly. Students have the ability to make changes to their schedule through the end of the drop/add period. If you have questions, check with your academic advisor.

Thank you for your patience as we all work together to navigate the plans for a safe Fall semester!  Additional information on Covid-19 planning can be found on https://cofc.edu/back-on-the-bricks/

This is a very popular question!  Thanks for asking it!  The Office of the Registrar cannot override or register students into courses.  Course enrollment is maintained by the academic departments.  Only a Department within a School can grant capacity or pre-requisite overrides.  Keep in mind, not all Departments grant overrides.  Each Department sets their own criteria for review and approval of overrides.

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