Deadlines and Application

Upcoming Terms: Summer 2017 and Fall 2017:

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Summer 2017 Deadlines:

Summer Semester (Classes begin May 15)

Application deadline: April 1

Credentials deadline: May 1


Fall 2017 Deadlines:

Fall Express I (Classes begin August 22)

Application deadline: July 1

Credentials deadline: August 1

Fall Express II  (Classes Begin October 11)

Application deadline: September 1

Credentials deadline: October 1


To become a student in the BPS program, you must:

  • be 21 years of age or older;
  • have earned a high school diploma (or equivalent); and
  • have completed at least 2 semesters of college completed.

If these criteria do not apply, we encourage you to speak with an admissions counselor.
Students who do not meet the criteria outlined above may be eligible for admission to the College of Charleston as an undeclared student. These students may be accepted into the Undergraduate Degree Completion Program at a later date.

If you have an earned A.A. or A.S. from a South Carolina technical college or a community college, you may be eligible for Fast Track admission.

STEP Program

Students who previously attended the College of Charleston, and who had a GPA under 2.0 at the time of last enrollment, must complete the Successful Transitions through Educational Planning (STEP) Program.

To participate, students must have their application and other credentials submitted by May 1 for Fall 2016; there is no summer application for the STEP program.  

For more information, please visit the STEP website.

Admissions Counseling Sessions

Our Associate Director of Admissions and Assistant Registrar is available to meet with students to discuss:

  • Bachelor of Professional Studies degree requirements;
  • admission to the College of Charleston;
  • transfer credits; and
  • other enrollment-related questions.

Please contact Ashley Riser at 843.953.3429.

Transfer Credit

Official evaluations of transfer credit are completed after a student has been offered admission to the College of Charleston.  However, an unofficial preliminary evaluation may be done in consultation with our Associate Director of Admissions.  Students may also use the Transfer Equivalency Database to view a history of how courses have transferred to the College of Charleston.

For general information regarding the College of Charleston’s transfer credit policies, please visit the Registrar’s Office website.

Degree requirements for each concentration may be found on the Areas of Study section of our website.