Log In to MyCharleston the First Time


I have never logged into MyCharleston before. What is my login and password?




Graduate students are added by the Graduate Office.

Employees must have already been entered into Banner by HR to have their account created in the nightly processes.



  1. Go to MyCharleston, my.cofc.edu
  2. Click Get Login Assistance. Use the two links provided to locate your MyCharleston Login and your CWID number. You will need both to log in.
  3. Once you have both your CWID and your Login, go back to the MyCharleston login page.
  4. Enter the login you looked up into the Login field.
  5. Initial password:
    • Your initial password is your College of Charleston ID (CWID) number plus your six-digit date of birth in the format MMDDYY plus a capital A and an exclamation point (A!).  So, if your DOB is Jan 05, 1995 and your CWID is 90000009 then your initial password is: 90000009010595A!
  6. When you log in, you will be prompted to set up your security questions. After those are completed, you can change your password by clicking the My Accounts tab and choosing Access My Account Preferences. The current password is the one listed above, and you can use the instructions on the page to create a new password.
  7. Once logged in, set up Self Service Password Reset. You may also reset your password online through that portal.

If you have logged in before but forgot your password, you can use the "Reset Your Password Here" links on the Get Login Assistance page to reset your password.


Do you still need assistance? Create a support ticket and someone will contact you: Still Require Assistance


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