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Charleston Bridge Orientation

Students entering the program in fall 2019, must attend the Charleston Bridge orientation to be held on July 19, 2019. Orientation registration will open on March 15, 2019. Students may register for orientation by completing the orientation registration form found on the Channel Bridge channel in MyCharleston. To register for new student orientation, log into your MyCharleston account - select the Academic Services tab at the top, go to the Charleston Bridge channel and then click on 'Charleston Bridge Orientation Registration Form'. There is no fee to attend orientation and no placement testing is required of students participating in Charleston Bridge. Families are welcome to attend.

Students should plan to participate in orientation activities from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Orientation will be held at Trident Technical College (TTC) in the morning and at the College of Charleston in the afternoon. Morning orientation check-in occurs at 8:30 a.m. at Trident Technical College at the main campus located at 7000 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston.

Afternoon activities, including lunch at Liberty Street Fresh Food Company, will be held at the College of Charleston. Check-in for the afternoon orientation at the College of Charleston will be between 12:30-1:45p.m. 

If you intend to eat the lunch that will be provided, you will need to pick up your lunch tickets (that can be used from 12-1:30 p.m. at Liberty Street Fresh Food Company) during the Trident Technical College orientation morning check-in. The program at the College of Charleston will beginpromptly at 2:00 p.m.

Transportation to and from TTC to the College of Charleston campus is not provided. Parking is not provided but public parking is available in downtown Charleston.

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Fall Course Enrollment

An advisor from Trident Technical College (TTC) will contact students by phone to register students in their fall courses. This will occur before summer orientation. Charleston Bridge students are not required to complete placement testing for fall course registration.

After registering, any necessary changes to the course schedule can be discussed with a TTC advisor. Changes must be completed by the fall semester drop-add deadline. Course options are limited since a specific set of courses are designated for Charleston Bridge students.

Charleston Bridge course options include: Academic Writing, American Government, Anthropology, Art History, Astronomy, Biology, Business, College Algebra, Contemporary College Math, Philosophy, Probability and Statistics, Psychology, Public Speaking, Spanish, Western Civilization, and World History.

If admitted to the College of Charleston for the spring, students can select courses during advising and registration. Accepted students will receive information about the assigned registration date and time after final grades are posted. If you have questions contact the Office of New Student Programs at 843-953-2017.

Cougar Card

Before you attend orientation, Charleston Bridge students should submit a photo for an official College of Charleston ID card, known as the Cougar Card. Follow the photo submission guidelines and submit your photo by the submission deadline. Your Cougar Card will be given to you when you arrive on the College of Charleston campus for orientation. Please remember to bring valid government issued identification to pick up your Cougar Card. Acceptable forms of identification include a Driver’s License or Non-driver ID Card issued by DMV, U.S. Green Card, Passport book or card, or a U.S. Military ID Card. If you have questions about the Cougar Card or photo submission contact Cougar Card Services.

Health and Immunization Forms

Please complete the health and immunization forms found at http://studenthealth.cofc.edu/health-immunization-forms/index.php and provide these to College of Charleston's Student Health Services before classes begin. Questions should be directed to Student Health Services at 843-953-5520.

Disability Services

Students needing accommodations for the fall semester must provide documentation to Trident Technical College's Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD). These arrangements should be completed before classes begin. Information about this process and contact information can be found at https://www.tridenttech.edu/student/help/st_disab.htm. If admitted for the spring semester, students will work with disability services at the College of Charleston. Information about the Center for Disability Services at the College of Charleston can be found at http://disabilityservices.cofc.edu/.