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Coursework Elsewhere Form FAQ

Students requesting Coursework Elsewhere are responsible for reading this page and all pertinent information contained on the form itself.

Do seniors with with more than 87 credit hours (Hours Earned + Currently Enrolled Hours + Requested Hours > 87) need to complete a special form?

What schools can I transfer credit in from?

Is there a place where I can see what courses from other schools will transfer into the College of Charleston?

  • For SC two-year colleges:
  • For colleges/universities within the United States (including SC schools):
    • The Transfer Equivalency Database contains a history of how courses have transferred to College of Charleston in the past. It is designed to be used as an unofficial resource and may not include all courses eligible for transfer to College of Charleston. However, when your Coursework Elsewhere form is submitted, the Registrar’s Office will complete a formal evaluation of the possible transfer of the course(s).  

How do I know what my course will transfer in as after I have filled out the form?

  • You will need to refer to the bottom section of your Degree Works degree audit.  The outcome of your Coursework Elsewhere Form will be listed there.  Check the College of Charleston equivalent and the "Satisfied By" headings.  All Coursework Elsewhere is listed on your degree audit under the "Work Not Applicable to Any Program" section because no credit hours have been awarded.  An example of how it will appear is presented below:

    Work Not Applicable to Any Program

    ENGL 102           Composition and Literature                PT   0   2013 Summer
    Satified by: ENG102 - TRIDENT TECHNICAL COLLEGE

May I e-mail or fax the Coursework Elsewhere or Coursework Elsewhere during Senior Year Petition form?

  • Yes, You may e-mail either form to transferevaluation@cofc.edu or fax either form to 843.953.6560.  Please make sure the Coursework Elsewhere during Senior Petition Form has been signed by your Department Chair before submitting it to the Registrar's Office.

Will the GPA transfer from the school where I take the course?

  • No, taking courses at another institution has no effect on your College of Charleston GPA.

Will the GPA affect my Life Scholarship GPA?

  • Yes.  The Life Scholarship GPA is housed in the Financial Aid department and will be affected by Coursework Elsewhere.  You can find your GPA on MyCharleston.

What if I do not take the course?

  • You must contact transferevaluation@cofc.edu to have the course removed.  If you do not, this may affect your ability to register for College of Charleston courses.

How do I get the course(s) entered on my College of Charleston record after I have completed them?

  • You must have an official transcript from the school you attended sent to the College of Charleston.  This is not an automatic process.
    • By Mail:  Office of the Registrar | College of Charleston | 66 George Street | Charleston, SC | 29424
    • If your school offers electronic delivery, use this email address:  transferevaluation@cofc.edu

What if the institution where I am planning to take my course(s) requires a permission letter from the College of Charleston?

Where can I obtain a copy of the Coursework Elsewhere form?