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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:

For additional information or for questions concerning the College’s FERPA policy and procedures, please visit or contact the Office of the Registrar directly (email: or physical address:  160 Calhoun Street, Lightsey Center, Room 281).

The Office of the Registrar will be closed from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 28 for professional development.

Office of the Registrar Closed for Solar Eclipse

By Julie Dahl
Posted on 18 August 2017 | 1:20 pm

The Office of the Registrar will be closed from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, August 21 to allow viewing of the total solar eclipse.

The Office of the Registrar will be closed on Thursday, August 3, 2017 for a professional development training.  We will re-open on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 8:30 am.

College of Charleston Closed 7-4-17

By Mary Bergstrom
Posted on 2 July 2017 | 9:36 am

The College of Charleston will be closed on July 4, 2017 for the Independence Day holiday.  The Office of the Registrar will reopen at 8:30 am on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

Summer I Withdrawal Deadline Extended

By Mary Bergstrom
Posted on 20 June 2017 | 12:30 pm

The College of Charleston’s MyCharleston portal experienced an unscheduled disruption in service yesterday.   Monday, June 19, 2017 was the last day to withdraw from Summer I classes. This deadline has been extended to Tuesday, June 20, 2017.  If you were unable to withdraw from a Summer I class due to this disruption, please send an email to today.

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.

Limited Fall 2017 Registration During the Summer

By Julie Dahl
Posted on 15 June 2017 | 12:20 pm

After June 18, 2017 please be advised that there is limited registration availability for Fall 2017 courses during the summer, due to New Student Orientation/Registration.  Registration is available the following dates:

July 1st – July 9th ;

July 22nd – Aug 13th ;

Aug 19th through Drop/Add deadline  (Aug 24th for Express I classes / Aug 28th for for Full Semester classes)

Degree Works Outage 6/13/17

By Mary Bergstrom
Posted on 12 June 2017 | 3:55 pm

Degree Works will not be available from noon to 5:00 pm on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 due to an IT system upgrade.

The College of Charleston will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day.  There will be no classes on this day.

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