What We Look For
Your grades and standardized test scores (SAT, and TOEFL or IELTS) will help us evaluate your level of academic preparation.
We'll look closely at your English language proficiency by reviewing your SAT and TOEFL or IELTS scores. The minimum required scores on the SAT are a 450 for the critical reading section and a 450 for the writing section. The minimum required score for the internet-based TOEFL is 88. We may not offer you admission if you score below 20 on an individual component of the exam. The minimum required score for the computer-based TOEFL is 230 and for the paper-based TOEFL is 570. The minimum required score for the IELTS is a 6.5 overall band score in the academic format.
We'll also need to see that you can fund your studies at the College of Charleston. So be sure to submit a completed Certification of Finances form.