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Undergraduate Applicationtraditional and online degrees, admission requirements below

Graduate Applicationtraditional and online degrees, domestic and international students; requirements vary by program

Doctoral Applicationview requirements here

International Undergraduate Application


Undergraduate Requirements

Here’s what you need to know before applying to Charleston Southern University.

High School Course Requirements

  • 4 years English
  • 3 years Math
  • 3 years Science (2 labs)
  • 3 years History

Standardized Test Scores

The SAT or ACT is required for all freshmen unless the student is 21 years of age or older.

  • SAT 530 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, 490 Math
  • ACT 19 English/19 Math/19 Reading/19 Social Science/19 Composite

Note: If these requirements are not met, CSU will review each application on an individual basis. 

Dual Enrollment/CLEP/AP/IB (if applicable)

Official transcripts/scores must be sent from the institution/organization at which the credits/scores were achieved.

If you’re homeschooled, looking to transfer or an international student, we can help you through your application process with some useful recommendations too.

Procedure for Freshman Applicants

  • Complete the Online Application form
  • Submit official SAT or ACT scores. Information as to dates and locations of SAT or ACT tests may be obtained from high school counselors.
  • Submit official high school transcripts which may be obtained from high school counselors or principals.