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Looking for Information on New Grade Option?

By Mary Bergstrom
Posted on 3 April 2020 | 12:26 pm

The COVID-19 Spring 2020 Grading Policy includes a new PS/NS grade option and an extension to the course withdrawal deadline. For more information and FAQ’s please visit COVID-19 Spring 2020 Grading Policy

As announced in earlier emails from President Hsu, the College of Charleston is offering an extended course withdrawal period.  Students may withdraw from a full-term or Express II course in Banner Self Service from 12:01 am (EST) April 7, 2020 through 11:59 pm (EST) April 22, 2020.  Instructions are included below.

Students who wish to initiate withdrawal from a course are expected to discuss the decision with their instructor and advisor.  Students who withdraw from a course will receive a status indicator of a “W” for the course.  A “W” is not a grade.  It is a non-punitive status indicator which indicates the course was started but not completed.  Withdrawing from a course, or even all courses, during this extended withdrawal period will not make you eligible for a tuition refund.

Instructions on Withdrawing from a Course in Banner Self-Service April 7-22, 2020

Note:  Students with an active advising hold must have the hold expired to be able to withdraw from a course.  Contact your advisor.

  • Login to MyCharleston (
  • Click on the Academic Services tab.
  • Look for the Registration Tools channel.
  • Click on the Add or Drop Classes link
  • Select 2020 Spring as the Registration Term and click submit
  • Locate the course for which you would like to withdraw.
  • Under the Action column, click the drop-down menu to select Web Withdrawal.
  • Click Submit.
  • Make sure you check your college-issued email account for a withdrawal receipt. The course should also appear on your schedule as “Web Withdrawal”.

Spring 2020 Withdrawal Deadline Extended

By Mary Bergstrom
Posted on 29 March 2020 | 8:43 pm

The deadline for students to withdraw from one or more full term or Express II courses will be extended. Students may withdraw from April 7, 2020 through April 22, 2020 using Banner Self Service.  Students are responsible for clearing all registration holds in order to withdraw from a course. Withdrawing from a course, or even all courses, during this extended withdrawal period will not make you eligible for a tuition refund.

Effective 3/19/20, the Office of the Registrar (RO) and Transfer Resource Center (TRC) is making an exception as to how paper forms that require advisor/instructor/Chair signature will be accepted by our offices.

Students should complete their portion of the form and email it to the appropriate individual/Department via their college-issued email account.  The form attachments may be a scanned document or clear photo.   Approvers should provide us with their decision by forwarding the attachment to the RO or TRC and indicating approval or denial of the request.

This exception will remain in effect until further notice.

Wishing you all good health!

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):



Many questions can be answered on our websites:  or

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

Need help with MyCharleston?  Logging into your email?  Visit the new IT Service Desk on the second floor of the Lightsey Center (160 Calhoun Street).  M-TR: 11am-5pm and F: 11am-4pm.   Check it out:


During the months of March and April (except spring break week), we will be offering extended office hours for students in the Office of the Registrar, Transfer Resource Center, Academic Advising & Planning Center, and Career Services on Wednesday nights from 5pm – 7pm.  Students may call or stop by any of these offices, which are all located on the second floor of the Lightsey Center.

First night is March 4, 2020!

Dear Student,

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 this web page or contact the Office of the Registrar directly (email: or physical address:  160 Calhoun Street, Lightsey Center, Suite 281).

Mary B.

Questions can be sent to

Mary C. Bergstrom, ‘90
University Registrar and Assistant Provost
College of Charleston
w: or
Instagram: @cofcregistrar or @cofctransfer

College Closed Monday, January 20, 2020

By Mary Bergstrom
Posted on 17 January 2020 | 5:35 pm

The College will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

January 15, 2020 is the last day for full semester course Drop/Add!  It is also the deadline to submit a permission to audit form!

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