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You are a student of Charleston Southern Online. Complete the steps below before registering for classes. If you have any questions during the registration process, you can contact our office at 843-863-7822 or 1-800-951-7496. Each section holds important information about advising, registering for classes, starting your classes, and academic support.
Charleston Southern accepts transfer credit from other institutions of higher education based on the following considerations: It must have been taken at a regionally accredited college or university with a final grade of C or better. It must meet the time limitations set by academic departments. It must not exceed the maximum number of transfer hours as outlined below: Junior, community and technical colleges: 68 semester credit hours maximum, including all nontraditional credit accepted. Senior colleges and universities: 89 semester hours maximum, including any credit accepted from all other sources (including “1” above, and all nontraditional credit accepted). We must receive the official transcripts sent directly from your former college before we can grant credit.
Students can use the MYCSU student portal to view their unofficial CSU transcripts and their final grades. student portal,
If you are a current student of record at Charleston Southern and plan to take a course at another institution during any term, you must receive prior permission. To receive permission you must complete either a Request to Take Courses at Another Institution form or a Cross Registration Form. Students may request permission to earn credit (hours only) at approved out-of-town institutions when our fall and spring semester’s are not in session, and the student’s permanent address is outside the greater Charleston area. Please contact your Academic Advisor to start this approval process.
These exams may be presented for credit any time with the exception of the term in which the student graduates, and are subject to the following limitations: A maximum of eight (8) hours may be earned in one’s major. A maximum of four (4) hours may be earned in one’s minor. A maximum of twelve (12) hours may be earned in the areas of liberal arts core and general electives. For more information on the CSU CLEP Policy. Please contact your Academic Advisor to start the approval process.
For questions, please contact the Registrar's office at 843-863-8060 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit the Registrar's office in the Hunter Center.
The attendance policy is mandatory for all CAPS online classes. Students are expected to participate weekly in the online classroom environment via Blackboard. Students who do not log into the their classes for fourteen (14) consecutive days will be dropped from the class by the instructor and will be given the grade of FA (Failure due to Absence).
Please note on-campus courses have a different attendance policy which can be found here.
FERPA, Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act: Applies to all currently enrolled and formerly enrolled students (regardless of age or parental dependency status) Design to protect the privacy rights of student records and to ensure the accuracy of education records, by act of enrollment.
MY CSU is the student portal. Students have access to most of their academic and financial information. Some examples are:
How do you log into MYCSU? In order to log into MYCSU you need the following:
New students who complete this Online Orientation and submit the New Student Registration Information Form found at the end of the orientation will be placed in classes by their Academic Advisor based on the following:
Please see MYCSU for class availability under the “Academics” tab and then “course search” – sign on as a Guest if you have not received your pin number!
Continuing Online students can register for courses in MyCSU.
The following students must be registered by their Academic Advisors:
Students with a Business Office Hold or Financial Aid Hold must clear those holds before they can be registered for courses.
Courses may be dropped or added to a schedule during the first 5 days of a term during the fall or spring or the first 3 days of a term during the summer. This is called the Drop/Add Period. Each 7-week term has its own Drop/Add period. After the Drop/Add period is over, students will be responsible for the costs of the courses in their schedules.
Dropped courses do not count toward the three (3) attempts allowed to complete a course.
Transfer student MUST have their transfer credit evaluated by the Registrar’s Office before they can be registered for courses. Students can view their degree audit and transfer credit in MYCSU by clicking on the “Student” tab, followed by “Courses and Grades,” “Course Needs,” and then “View your course needs.” Please contact your academic advisor at 843-863-7822 or the Registrar’s Office at 843-863-8060 if you have any questions about transfer credit.
Students may withdraw from a class after the Drop/Add Period and receive a grade of W (withdraw).
Receiving a grade of W (withdraw) constitutes as one (1) attempt towards the three (3) attempts allowed to take a course. Students are still responsible for the charges of a class when withdrawing.
You must fill out the withdraw form in MYCSU by the deadline of each term. The withdraw form is located in MYCSU under the “Student” tab, then “Courses and Grades.”
Services provided by the Student Success Center
Academic Advisors are assigned to a student based on their chosen major. Academic Advisors will help students with registering for classes and direct students to resources that enable sound career and personal choices. The Academic Advisor for all undergraduate students in the CAPS program is Presley Craft under the Dean, Dr. Marc Embler.
We will establish and maintain a scholarly climate where all learners can think, learn and grow. We will encourage holistic student development with an emphasis on academic understanding, acquisition of study skills, and growing spiritual maturity. An academic support service available to all students at CSU. Trained learning consultants and professionals provide the following services designed to maximize your learning experience across the curriculum:
Workshops are offered each semester. Some examples are: Personal Responsibility, Make Your Textbooks Work for You, Money and College Life: Cash Management and Spending Plans, Wise Note Making.
In accordance with sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and The Americans with Disabilities Act, CSU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for disabled students who are “otherwise qualified” to pursue college level work.
Services provided by Student Life
Offers a broad range of services and programs designed to enhance student career development. Services include (but not limited to):
A free full-service career center for current students and alumni.
We offer professional mental health services in the form of personal counseling from a Christian perspective. The counseling covers a wide range of issues such as:
An athletic program of physical fitness and recreation is provided for every student, Facilities and instruction are available in a wide variety of sports, intramural sports are designed for both on-campus and commuting students.
CSU has a Crisis Response Team and a comprehensive plan in place to respond to a variety of emergencies. The University’s security staff is augmented by North Charleston police in the event of an emergency. Immediate Response Information System (Buc Alert) is used to alert students, parents, faculty, and staff when a credible threat has been identified. Please register/update your information through MY CSU.
The academic year at Charleston Southern University will offer a large variety of student activities. Student Organizations. To see a complete list of activities visit our events calendar.
Campus Ministries provides a network of resources to connect students with opportunities to serve the local community, to minister throughout the United States and even to be a part of international missions!
To allow students the opportunity to grow in the Holy Word of God, we have organized ministries that lead small groups, worship services and provide access to spiritual growth conferences. Our Residence Life staff also leads res life small groups in our residence halls. Our Chapel services are designed to connect all faculty, staff and students to God's word.
Elevating Jesus is our priority in Campus Ministries. Every Thursday night at 8 in the cafeteria we offer a campus wide worship gathering called Elevate. It is a powerful time of student-led worship where all the ministries on campus come together to worship the One we seek to elevate - Jesus Christ.
Check out the Student Handbook for more information about regulations, the Student Code of Conduct and everything you need to know about student life at Charleston Southern.
Pay your bill online, tuition, tax and refund information and more. Student Accounts can be reached at 843-863-8058 and StudentAccounts@csuniv.edu
My CSU is the student portal for accessing information about financial aid, academics and more.
Find information about scholarships, loans, your award letter, Financial Aid LIVE and more. Remember, currents students must submit the FAFSA and apply for financial aid every year. Apply early! Financial Aid can be reached at 843-863-7050 and FinaincialAid@csuniv.edu
Campus Security offers a range of services to enhance your security and well-being on campus. Whether you need information on signing up for Buc Alert, want to know how to engrave your valuables, or want to request a security escort, you'll find it at Campus Security.
You can now search, research and study virtually. Visit Charleston Southern University's L. Mendel Rivers Library online.
Visit Charleston Southern University's bookstore online.
Thank you for completing Charleston Southern University's new student orientation. Please complete New Student Registration Information Form below to complete the orientation and registration process. Completing and submitting this form confirms that:
I have viewed all of the orientation and to acknowledge that by submitting this form I am requesting to register for classes at Charleston Southern University. Once registered for classes, I agree to fulfill the financial terms as stated in the CSU Undergraduate Academic Catalog.
Upon completing this, you will receive an email to your BucMail from your academic advisor with a copy of your course schedule, a booklist, and instructions for accessing your courses online. You will also receive a phone call from your advisor in 1-2 business days.