Although voluntary, submission of your U.S. Social
Security number (SSN) is strongly encouraged. In providing a SSN, we create a
unique profile to verify information provided as well as process enrollment forms and supporting credentials submitted. In compliance
with federal and state regulations, your SSN is required to enroll at the
College of Charleston. If you do not have a U.S. SSN or prefer not to provide it at this time, please enter all zeroes
(000-00-0000) in this field.
Residency Information for Tuition Purposes
(Information requested for tuition purposes only. If no or
uncertain, contact the Legal Residency Office at 843.953.7312 or legalresidency.cofc.edu).
Citizenship and Visa Information
South Carolina Law requires that you present proof of citizenship or legal presence in the U.S. prior to registering for classes at the College of Charleston. The College of Charleston will attempt to verify student citizenship via legally authorized federal or state databases before asking students to submit proof of citizenship. If your status cannot be verified through one of these databases, then during new student orientation and/or prior to registration of classes you will need to provide one of the following items:
- Your processed FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Aid) to College of Charleston (our code number is 003428);
- A valid South Carolina driver's license issued after January 1, 2002;
- A current U.S. Passport;
- An original U.S. or U.S. Territory Birth Certificate (not hospital certificate), Certification of Naturalization, U.S. Government-issued Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certificate of Citizenship.
Original documents are required for verification. No copies will be accepted. However, we only need to view original documents, and they will not be retained by the College of Charleston.
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