Senior Citizen Application
Senior citizens may apply to the Graduate School as either non-degree or degree-seeking students.
Applications and all required materials should adhere to program deadlines. Information on materials and deadlines can be found on the list of degree and certificate programs. All graduate applications are reviewed by the individual programs, whether degree- or non-degree seeking.
Those wishing to be categorized as senior citizens must be at least 60 years or older and submit the following to the Graduate School:
1) An online application to the Graduate School
2) The addendum for Senior Citizen Tuition Status
3) Proof of age (valid S.C. driver's license)
Successful applicants enrolling under the senior citizen tuition status must pay a $25 registration fee each semseter they enroll in courses. The $50 application fee DOES NOT include the $25 registration fee.
Senior citizens approved for the reduced tuition status do not pay tuition, but may need purchase books and pay additional course fees. These fees can be paid online using the MyCharleston portal or in person at the Treasurer's Office (10 on any campus map).
This program is legislated by the South Carolina General Assembly and made available to qualified students through the College of Charleston Office of Admissions and Adult Student Services.