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Drop or Add a Course:

  • Students complete the Drop/Add form (found on the MyCharleston Academic Services tab on the Charleston Bridge channel) during the designated drop/add period. Students will not be able to drop or add courses in their Trident Technical College (TTC) portal. 
  • Before submitting the Drop/Add form to the Registrar an academic advisor, the Charleston Bridge Director, or the Charleston Bridge Assistant Director must sign the form indicating approval of the changes. NOTE: Students' participating in Charleston Bridge may enroll in no more than 18 credit hours during the fall and must successfully complete a minimum of 12 credit hours. 12 hours is considered to be full time enrollment. 
  • Students may print and return the completed drop/add form to the College of Charleston Registrar’s Office located on the second floor of the Lightsey Center (160 Calhoun Street, Suite 281 and B-12, #5 on campus map). The registrar's office is open Monday-Friday from 8:30-5:00pm. 
  • When the form is received the College of Charleston registrar's office will check the system (and the TTC website---see below) to make sure there is still seat availability. CofC will notify TTC of the change in registration so both systems will be updated with the change(s).

How will students know if seats are available?  

  • Go to tridenttech.edu
  • Scroll down to the Useful Links box on the lower left-hand side
  • Select Course Search Do not enter any data in the boxes
  • Select the Location drop-down
  • Choose College of Charleston
  • The seat available numbers are in real time

Withdraw from a Course:

Students must complete the withdrawal form (found on the MyCharleston Academic Services tab on the Charleston Bridge channel) by the withdrawal deadline. Students will not be able withdraw from a course online or in their Trident Technical College (TTC) portal. 

The withdrawal form must be signed by an  academic advisor in the Academic Advising & Planning Center or a Charleston Bridge staff member approving a course withdrawal. The Academic Advising & Planning Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Lightsey Center in suite 247. The Academic Advising & Planning Center has drop-in hours between 2:00-4:00p Monday through Friday.

The withdrawal form must be received by the withdrawal deadline and submitted to the College of Charleston Office of the Registrar (Attn: Pam Mauldin mauldinpr@cofc.edu). The College of Charleston registrar is located on the 2nd floor of the Lightsey Center in suite 281 and is open M-F from 8:30-5:00p. After November 13th you will not be able to withdraw from a course.

Before you withdraw, talk with your faculty to see if a grade of C or better is possible in the course. A final grade of  D or F  in any course would make it difficult to achieve a 2.6 cumulative GPA. Although students are expected to complete a minimum of 12 credit hours during the fall semester, making the GPA requirement is the most important of all the requirements. If your faculty recommends withdrawing from their course and doing so will drop you below 12 hours, email us at bridge@cofc.edu to let us know to make note of this. All of the Charleston Bridge program requirements may be found on the Charleston Bridge website at http://nsp.cofc.edu/bridge/program-requirements.php.

If you have any questions email the Charleston Bridge staff at bridge@cofc.edu.

Withdraw from the Charleston Bridge program:

Students who seek to withdraw from the program should email CharlestonBridge@cofc.edu and Bridge@cofc.edu stating their intent to withdraw from the program. This action cannot be completed online. If the request is after the drop/add deadline, students must complete the course withdrawal form and request to withdraw from all classes by the withdrawal deadline. The appropriate check-out protocol with the residence hall must be followed. Once withdrawn, the student's Cougar Card (ID card) will be deactivated preventing use to access the residence hall, campus facilities, or campus dining.