Transition to Charleston


Once you’ve successfully completed all the iCharleston requirements, your career as a CofC student will begin!


You must attend New Student Orientation at the College in early January. During orientation, you will meet with an academic advisor and complete registration for your spring-semester classes.

Room and Board

All iCharleston participants must live in CofC housing during the spring semester after their fall semester abroad. Housing options range from traditional residence halls to suite-style apartments to historic houses. The Department of Campus Housing will notify you of your room assignment in late December.

You’ll also have to purchase a freshman-level meal plan for the spring semester.

Spring Semester

Once you successfully complete your fall semester abroad, you will begin taking classes on the College of Charleston campus in January. To help you during this time, your Site Director will return with you and be there to mentor, support, and shape your spring experience.  During this time you will be provided the following support: 

  • scheduled meetings with your site director throughout the semester.
  • dedicated academic advising.
  • professional and personal development programming.
  • College of Charleston academic and social resources. 

This structure of various dedicated support systems are in place to ensure your transition onto the College of Charleston campus will be successful both academically and socially.

Per College of Charleston policy, the institution reserves the right to deny admission to any new student if disciplinary and/or academic issues become apparent prior to the date that the student is to enter the College.