College Launches ‘Top 10 Percent’ Academic  Success Program

College Launches ‘Top 10 Percent’ Academic Success Program

The Lowcountry’s highest-achieving high school students will now be rewarded for their academic success with automatic acceptance into the College of Charleston.

RandolphBeginning with applicants for fall 2016, academically successful high school students from seven South Carolina counties will have the opportunity to participate in the College of Charleston’s Top 10 Percent program. Under this pilot program, if you’re in the top 10 percent of your graduating class in public high schools in Berkeley, Charleston, Clarendon, Colleton, Dorchester, Orangeburg or Williamsburg counties, you’re eligible for automatic admission to the College of Charleston.

“The College of Charleston’s Top 10 Percent program demonstrates our commitment to serve the growing educational demands of our area,” says College of Charleston President Glenn McConnell ’69. “This new program rewards academic success, streamlines the school’s selection process and promises to attract more of South Carolina’s best and brightest students to the College of Charleston,”

In order to be eligible for admission under the Top 10 Percent program, students must meet the following criteria:

  •  At the time of application, applicants must be in the top 10 percent of their senior class at their public high school in one of the program’s seven counties.
  • Submit an application for admission to the College of Charleston and provide all required supplemental materials.
  • SAT and/or ACT scores are required to complete the application. However, test scores will not be part of the evaluation process, if in the top 10 percent  of your class.
  • Intend to enroll in college for the fall semester, immediately following high school graduation.
  • Meet the admission requirements.

More information about the College’s Top 10 Percent  program is available on the Office of Admissions website.