Submit Your Application
Any applicant who is a non-U.S. citizen wishing to attend The Graduate School of the College of Charleston as a degree or non-degree seeking student is considered an international applicant. All international applicants are required to submit a completed Certificate of Finance form. A Credential Evaluation Service form approved by The Graduate School of the College of Charleston, must evaluate all transcripts from international institutions. For more information about these requirements and copies of all forms, please go to our International Applicant Information Packet.
All applications must be submitted online through our secure site. After submitting your online application and fee of $45.00, submit the remaining requirements in a large envelope. If you are unable to apply online, contact the Director of Graduate Admissions and request a paper application. The paper application fee is $75.00.
Application deadlines for international applicants
It is important to note that if your program's deadline is prior to the international deadline, you should have your materials in by the earlier deadlines.
Fall: April 1
Spring: August 1
Summer: January 1
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
All applicants whose primary language is not English must submit passing scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
For the TOEFL iBT exam, the minimum total score accepted for admission is 81. The recommended section scores are as follows: writing = 20, speaking = 23, listening = 17 and reading = 21. If an applicant's score falls below the recommended minimum in one area but still meets the total score requirement of 81, section scores will be assessed individually in terms of their language adequacy for the program to which the student is applying.
For more information regarding the TOEFL, including registration, please visit their website.
Print the application checklist for your program of interest and check off each item as you enclose it in the envelope. Follow the directions on the checklist for how to submit transcripts and letters of recommendation. Transcripts and recommendations not received in sealed envelopes or on the correct forms will not be accepted as official.
- Application Deadlines and Requirements
- Certificate of Finance
- Credential Evaluation Service
- Graduate Assistantship Application
- Graduate School Catalog
- International Applicant Information Packet
- New Student Information Packet
- Online application
- Recommendation Form
- Test of English as a Foreign Language
- Transcript Request Form