60+ Tuition Exemption Program

If you are 60 years old or older AND a resident of South Carolina, you can enroll in classes at the College of Charleston. 60+ SC Residents who are interested in this program, will need to apply to the College of Charleston. More information can be found on Undergraduate Admissions website for the 60+ Tuition Exemption Program.

When registering for classes, the grading mode defaults to standard grading, which means, a letter grade will be earned. Students who do not wish to earn a grade will need to fill out a Permission to Audit Request Form. All students are responsible for obtaining the Permission to Audit Request form from the Registrar's Office, filling it out completely (including instructor's signature), and returning it to the Registrar's Office before the end of the term's drop/add period. No audit forms will be accepted after the drop/add period has ended. Instructions on how to complete the Permission to Audit form can be found through the Registrar's Office. Completed Permission to Audit Request forms must be received in the Registrar's Office by the end of the drop/end period of each term.

All students, incuding non-degree students, are held to the Academic Standards of the College of CharlestonStudents enrolled at the College of Charleston must earn a minimum grade point average (GPA) to avoid being placed on academic probation. If a student's cumulative GPA at the end of any semester, including maymester and summer session, is less than the minimum requirement, the student is placed on academic probation.

60+ Tuition Exemption students who take courses for credit are not exempt from being placed on academic probation. Students are responsible for submitting a completed Permission to Audit Request before the posted deadline if they choose to audit a class. Students who do not submit an audit request form by the deadline will be taking the course for credit with a letter grade and will be subject to the Academic Standards of the College.