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’ll begin taking classes on the CofC campus in January. To facilitate this transition, all iCharleston students will be required to participate in the First Year Impact Program, which provides the following support:

  • Learning seminars.
  • Dedicated academic advising.
  • Professional and personal development programming.
  • School and life management coaching.

A learning contract outlines the provided structure and academic support systems that are in place to ensure that your transition to campus life 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.