Ready to make the move to CSU?

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

Transfer Admission Requirements

  • Must have completed 24 transferable hours
  • Must have earned a minimum GPA of a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in these transferable hours
  • Must have courses equivalent to Math 111 and English 111 included in transferable hours

Note: If these requirements are not met, CSU will request high school transcripts and scores to determine admission and placement.


We suggest you apply for admission at the beginning of your last semester of attendance at your present institution.

Submit an application and official transcripts from all previously attended institutions. Applications are available online here.

Transcripts can be mailed to the Enrollment Services Office at Charleston Southern University, PO Box 118087, Charleston, SC 29423-8087.

Transfers must meet the following 3 criteria:

  • Minimum Grade Point Average of 2.0 (on a 4-point scale)
  • At least 24 credit hours at a regionally accredited college or university
  • Courses equivalent to Math 111 (College Algebra) and English 111 (Freshman Composition)

If you do not meet the transfer requirements, then you must submit an official high school transcript and official SAT or ACT score in addition to official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities.

Note: Students more than 21 years of age are not required to submit SAT and/or ACT scores.

Transcripts are evaluated for credit by the Office of the Registrar after you have been accepted. Acceptance of Education, Nursing and Music courses require review by the appropriate Dean (For unofficial evaluations, please call the Enrollment Office).

A student can transfer up to 68 credit hours from a 2-year school or 89 credit hours from a 4-year school. No more than 30 elective credit hours will be accepted.

The following departments have time limitations on credit:

  • Behavioral Sciences 10 years
  • Business and Economics 10 years
  • COINS (Computing and Information Sciences) 10 years
  • Mathematics 5 years
  • Physical Sciences 5 years

Scholarships and grants are awarded based on college GPA; additional financial aid is based on FAFSA.

Housing is available on a first-come basis. Students 21 years old or older may live on campus with permission from the Dean of Students.

Math placement may be required for placement or as a condition for acceptance. The Enrollment Services Office will contact you if it is required.

Foreign Language
Placement tests in Spanish and French are available but not required.