Catalog Year Policy


For students admitted or readmitted Fall 2013 forward: 

Students must fulfill the general education and the degree requirements, and must abide by the academic regulations in effect at the time of their matriculation at the College of Charleston. Matriculation is defined as the first term of degree seeking enrollment or first term of readmission at the College. This catalog year remains fixed during the period of time a student is continuously enrolled.  Students must fulfill the major requirements in the catalog at the time of major declaration. Requirements for concentrations, cognates, or tracks associated with a major are attached to the catalog year of that major. For more than one major and for all minors, requirements are associated with the catalog year of each declaration. A change of degree (AB, BA, BS) does not warrant a catalog change except when new degrees are offered within existing majors. Continuously enrolled students have the option to update their catalog year to the current year for each major or minor.  Students may not return to a prior catalog year. 

How can I update my catalog year?

Students can submit a request to update their catalog year to the current term for a major or minor through the POSM (Program of Study Management) system. 

Students are advised to consult with their faculty advisor prior to making a catalog year change.  Changing a catalog year can have an impact on specific graduation requirements for a major, minor, or certificate.