The Registrar’s office at Charleston Southern University maintains student records, transcripts, attendance, diplomas, class schedules, registration, transfer credits, grades and graduation. Our office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday. We are located in the Hunter Center. Below are a variety of frequently asked questions.


Advising

Please check MyCSU under the student tab.

Log into MyCSU with your ID and Pin number. Go to the Student tab and click Forms to complete the online major/minor change. You may also go to Student Success Center located in Thurmond Center to complete a major/minor change.

Your degree audit shows course requirements for your liberal arts core (LAC), and your major and minor (if applicable). It lists all courses that you have taken and how they apply toward your graduation requirements.

You may view your unofficial advising worksheet (degree audit) through your MyCSU account. After logging in, click on the student tab, then click on courses and grades, then click on Course Needs (Advising Worksheet).

Please request a degree audit after you have completed 61 credit hours.

You can request an official degree audit through MyCSU. Click on the student tab. On the left, click on forms and fill out the online form to request a degree audit. You will receive an email in BucMail from the Registrar’s Office within two weeks with your audit attached.

This allows students to view their degree audit under a different major before processing a major change. Log into MyCSU and click the Student Tab. Under Courses and Grades, scroll to the bottom of the page to view the report.

Choose the major you are interested in under your current catalog and click View.

Log into MyCSU and click the Student Tab to view your current holds.

Directions to resolve holds can be found under the Hold description.

Please visit your professor’s office to view office hours located on his/her office door. If you are still unable to contact your professor, please contact the appropriate chair of the department (see catalog).


Enrollment/Degree Verification

  • Order Official Transcript
    • Order an electronic official transcript or official paper transcript here.
    • You will need your ID and PIN (see below for retrieval).
  • View Unofficial Transcript
    • Please visit My CSU to view your unofficial transcript. You will not be able to view your unofficial transcript if you have a hold on your account.
  • Order Duplicate Diploma
    • The cost for a duplicate diploma is $50, and you may pay online. The request takes about 3-4 weeks for processing and delivery. Mail a completed duplicate diploma request to Charleston Southern University, Office of the Registrar, PO Box 118087, Charleston, SC 29423 or fax a completed form to 843-863-8023.

Please email register@csuniv.edu or stop by the Registrar’s Office in the Hunter Center. These letters can only be issued after the drop/add period.


FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 helps protect the privacy of student education records. The Act provides eligible students the right to inspect and review education records, the right to seek to amend those records and to limit disclosure of information from the records. The intent of the legislation is to protect the rights of students and to ensure the privacy and accuracy of education records. The Act applies to all institutions that are the recipients of federal aid administered by the Secretary of Education.

Go to MyCSU and click the student tab to create a waiver. This is located under Student Information Release Authorization.


Grading

There is no uniform grading policy at Charleston Southern University. Please see your course syllabus.

After reviewing Policy-R-2, please schedule a time to meet with your professor.

You can access this information in MyCSU. All holds must be removed from your account before you can access your grades and GPA.

Yes, in most cases. Please see your degree audit to view where your courses can be applied.


Personal Information

For current students, please bring a copy of your updated social security card, marriage license (if applicable), and driver’s license to the Registrar’s Office, located in the Hunter Center. If you are not local, please email us for instructions at register@csuniv.edu.

Please send an email with your new address to enroll@csuniv.edu and register@csuniv.edu.You can also update this information in MyCSU.  After you log in, click on Personal Information next to your name.

Go to MyCSU, click I forgot my CSU ID # and I forgot my CSU PIN to access your information. Please memorize both of these numbers and also please keep your PIN private – this is for you only.


Registration

Please check the Academic Calendar for registration dates.

When registration becomes available, you will find the course listing in MyCSU under the academics tab.

Your degree audit in MyCSU can be used as a guide to help you with course selection. Also see your academic advisor for help in selecting classes.

Go to our registration page for more info.

Please contact your advisor and department chair.

Normally, no. Please speak with your academic advisor.

You must meet the guidelines set forth in Policy R-65 before requesting permission from the dean of your major.

No. All freshmen must meet with their academic advisor to register.

All electronic communication must be sent from your BucMail account.


Transcripts

Transcripts are ordered through MyCSU. You will need your ID and PIN (see below for retrieval). Directions to order an official electronic transcript, official paper transcript, or faxed transcript can be found here.

Go to MyCSU, click I forgot my CSU ID # and I forgot my CSU PIN to access your information. Please memorize both of these numbers and keep your PIN private – this is for you only.

An electronic transcript will be delivered within 1 to 2 business days of the order date. Transcripts will be mailed or faxed 1 to 2 business days of the order date. During peak times, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.

Please review the email you received upon order completion for directions to cancel your order.

Unofficial transcripts can be viewed by logging into MyCSU under the Transcript tab.

LIFE transcripts can be viewed by logging into MyCSU under the Student Tab; click on Courses and Grades; the LIFE transcript is at the bottom on the right-hand side.


Transfer

For all South Carolina Technical Colleges and Spartanburg Methodist College, please see our transfer credit agreement.

See academic policy R-32 for specific acceptance of transfer credits. See academic policy R-5 on Nontraditional credit. See academic policy R-49 for time limitations on credit.

Print this form and take it to your advisor for assistance: Request to take a course elsewhere.

See academic policy R-18 for the complete policy regarding taking courses elsewhere.

  • Regionally accredited junior, community and technical colleges where a student did not receive an associate’s degree: 68 semester credit hours maximum, including all nontraditional credit accepted.
  • Regionally accredited junior, community and technical colleges where a student did receive an associate’s degree: 89 semester credit hours maximum, including all nontraditional credit accepted.
  • Regionally accredited senior colleges and universities: 89 semester credit hours maximum, including any credit accepted from all other sources.

Courses taken at another institution will not count toward your GPA at CSU.

You may view your transfer credits on your unofficial transcript in MyCSU. Be sure to send your most recent transcript to the Registrar’s Office. If you have questions about your transfer credit, please email register@csuniv.edu.

Please see more information here.

STEP ONE: Find out CSU’s CLEP Policy here.

STEP TWO: Decide which exam(s) to take here.

STEP THREE: Log into My Account Registration Portal to create an account at https://clepportal.collegeboard.org/myaccount

STEP FOUR: Register and pay your $80 fee at https://clepportal.collegeboard.org/myaccount after you have created your account. *CSU Honor Students are not required to pay the $80 fee but must create an account through the above CLEP url before arriving for their appointment. After arriving for the appointment, the testing proctor will enter the CLEP payment information before the test begins.

STEP FIVE: Schedule your appointment with the Testing Center to take the test. You must give at least 24 hours advanced notice to schedule the exam. Walk-ins are not accepted. To schedule an appointment, call 843-863-8033 or stop by the Student Success Center located in the Thurmond Center (first floor, next to faculty suites).

For more information, please see Policy R-16.


Withdrawal

To officially withdraw from a traditional (on ground) course: complete a Drop/Add Request Form with signatures from the course instructor and advisor. Turn in the completed form to the Registrar’s Office for processing.

To officially withdraw from a nontraditional (online) course: log into MyCSU, click on the Student tab, click on Courses and Grades on the left, click on Go to request form to withdraw from an online class on the right and fill out the information. You will be notified by email once it is processed.

If you withdraw from any class after the last day of drop/add (see Academic Calendar), a withdrawal grade must be assigned. This will not affect your GPA. Tuition charges and hours remain. Student-athlete eligibility may be affected.

To officially withdraw from all of your courses (the university): log into MyCSU, click on the Student tab, click on Forms on the left, click on Go to the Withdrawal form on the right and fill out the form. The Registrar’s office will collect your grades and last dates of attendance, if applicable. If you officially withdraw before drop/add ends, you will not be responsible for tuition and fees. All offices will be notified as needed when you officially withdraw.


Graduation

Information on how to apply for graduation can be found here. Please see Academic Calendar for deadlines.

Chapel credit is determined by your registered credit hours and can vary each semester. Students taking at least 12 credit hours on campus during the day, must complete 6 chapel credits for that semester. Night classes are not included in the 12 hour minimum. Please check MyCSU to see how many chapel credits you need.

If you started in the Bridge program with English (099) only OR Math (099) only, you need at least 129 credit hours to graduate. If you started in the Bridge program as full Bridge (both math 009 and English 009), you will need at least 133 credit hours to graduate.

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The cost for a duplicate diploma is $50, and you may pay online. The request takes about 3-4 weeks for processing and delivery. Mail a completed duplicate diploma request to Charleston Southern University, Office of the Registrar, PO Box 118087, Charleston, SC 29423 or fax a completed form to 843-863-8023.