Undergraduate Programs

Admission Requirements

The School of Professional Studies primarily serves non-traditional (adult) students. Admission requirements will vary by degree program.To become a student in the Bachelor of Professional Studies 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.
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    If these criteria do not apply, we encourage you to speak with our Admissions Team.
    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 Bachelor of Professional Studies Program at a later date.

Summer 2018 Deadlines

(Classes begin May 14, 2018)

Application deadline: May 1

Fall I 2018 Deadlines

(Classes begin August 21, 2018)

Application deadline: August 7

Fall II 2018 Deadlines

(Classes begin October 10, 2018)

Application deadline: September 26



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 November 1, 2017 for Spring 2018; there is no summer application for the STEP program (Fall 2018 deadline coming soon).


For more information, please visit the STEP website.

Cougar Path (2+2) Program

The College of Charleston (CofC) and Trident Technical College (TTC) have formed a partnership to assist students enrolled in technical college in their transition to the CofC’s Bachelor of Professional Studies Program (“BPS” or “BPS Program”).

This 2 + 2 program - known as the "Cougar Path Program" provides prospective transfer students who meet the GPA requirements with advising and academic support for a successful transition from TTC to the College of Charleston.


For more information, please visit the Cougar Path Program website.

Admissions Counseling Sessions

Our Admissions team is available to meet with students to discuss:

  • degree requirements;
  • admission to the College of Charleston;
  • academic planning
  • transfer credits;
  • other enrollment-related questions.

Speak with an advisor

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 Admissions Team.  
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.

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