The successful candidate for regular freshman admission has a proven record of achievement in his/her high school courses, scores competitively on the SAT or ACT, and has completed all of the courses required for entrance to a South Carolina public, four-year institution. Not everyone who meets these basic criteria is admitted to Winthrop, and there are special circumstances which warrant the admission of a student who has not met all of the aforementioned criteria. Information on the average statistics for the most recent entering class is provided below.
ADMISSIONS INFORMATION - Fall 2015 Enrolled Freshman Students
Note that the information provided above represents the average statistics for freshmen who enrolled. Winthrop University admits all qualified applicants and offers equal educational opportunities regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion or disability. Applicants are admitted on the basis of the probability of their success in completing the requirements for graduation.
Freshman applicants are evaluated on an individual basis by the respective admissions counselor using the following criteria:
Primary criteria: (will always be considered)
Secondary criteria: (will be considered if submitted)
A completed freshman application will include the following items:
Additional requirements for applicants who have earned a General Educational Development (GED) Credential.
Winthrop University requires that all enrolled students have a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) credential. However, this credential is not solely used for evaluation of the application.
Students who have earned a GED should submit the following documents:
Classification as a resident for tuition payment purposes.
Additionally, please note that classification as a resident for tuition payment purposes is not automatic. The residency section of the application must be completed in its entirety for all applicants who claim entitlement to South Carolina in-state tuition rates. Applicants who do not complete the residency section will be classified as an out-of-state student until a completed Residency Form is reviewed by staff. Students cannot be considered for state-awarded scholarships until their resident status is classified as resident.