The Office of the Registrar is located on the third floor at 385 Meeting Street, Charleston, S.C. The Office of the Registrar administers registration, student schedules, the recording of grades, and the maintenance and certification of student transcripts. The Office also processes requests for letters of good standing and enrollment verification, for permission to change enrollment credits, and for permission to withdraw from a course. The Office can be reached at CSOLRegistrar@CharlestonLaw.edu or 843-329-1000.
You can access the Student Self‐Service Portal 24 hours a day/7 days a week by logging into your CSOL Access account, using your email login and pin. Once there, you can:
Through the National Student Clearinghouse, a non-profit organization serving the higher education community, you can order official transcripts online. The benefits of this service include:
There is a $5.00 per copy fee for all official transcripts. Additional fees may apply for transcript requests involving electronic transmissions or overnight delivery. Please note that we do not fax transcripts.
Transcript requests will be processed within 48 hours of receiving the request. Processing time may be longer during peak periods including beginning and end of term, graduation, holidays or days when the School of Law is closed.
Using the online Transcript Ordering service, we will also accept up to 3 document uploads to be included with your transcript mailing requests. This service is available to alumni, current students and former students.
All official student information records maintained by the academic and administrative offices of the Charleston School of Law are considered confidential, and only such information as is necessary to the normal operations of the school is maintained in official student information records. The Law School requires each record-keeping office to establish and maintain procedures and practices that will reinforce the principle of confidentiality.
The academic and administrative offices of the Law School may maintain the following types of academic and non-academic student information records: permanent records of academic achievement (transcripts), including supporting documents; academic advisor and deans’ files; admission files; loan and scholarship files; medical files; residence files; student conduct and activity files; Department of Career Services files; foreign student files; alumni files; student account files; and delinquent library files.
All official student information records are maintained by Law School staff members in the course of performance of their normally assigned duties, and only those administrative, faculty and academic staff personnel who have a legitimate educational interest and require access to student information records in the course of their normally assigned duties shall have that right of access.
Only information directly relevant to the educational processes of the Law School or that is voluntarily offered by the student and accepted from the student shall be included in the officially maintained student information records listed above. Specifically excluded from such student information records are references to political or social beliefs and practices, membership in any organization other than professional and/or honorary societies, and student activities listed by the students themselves.
FERPA affords eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records. Please review the information on FERPA below.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records. (An “eligible student” under FERPA is a student who is 18 years of age or older or who attends a postsecondary institution at any age.) These rights include:
A student has the option of completing an Authorization and Consent to Release Education Records, available through the Office of the Registrar, and requesting in writing that his or her Directory Information not be released.
If a student requests in writing that his or her Directory Information not be released, the student will not be included in news releases in area and home newspapers or on radio and TV broadcasts regarding honors, awards, or participation in campus activities. Such a student would also not be eligible to be included in campus programs, publications, campus directories, School of Law graduation composites, or on the School of Law’s website or campus brochures.
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202