Incoming Exchange Students

Congratulations on being nominated by your home university to study at the College of Charleston as part of an exchange partnership! For reference, please find a list of our participating partner universities as well as application information for nominated students.

Application due dates:
Fall 2024: March 11, 2024
Spring 2025: TBD

Documents required for application consideration:

  • Application Form
  • The following documents should be submitted through the online Application Form
    • Certificate of Finances and supporting bank statements
    • Transcript from home university - official document issued by your home university that shows all the courses / modules you have taken and the grades / marks you earned
    • Proof of English proficiency - official TOEFL iBT score of 80, official iTEP score of 3.8, official IELTS score of 6.5, Duolingo English Test minimum total score of 105, or certification from home university of the equivalent level of proficiency. 
    • Copy of passport picture/data page

After your documents have been processed and your application approved, the Center for International Education will issue you a DS 2019 so that you can apply for your J-1 student visa. The CIE will also contact you with information about housing, course selection and arrival. Please refer to our New Students section for additional information.

Please note that we cannot accept any admission documents from prospective exchange students without first receiving official approval from your home university.

For additional information, please email