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Transfer Applicants

Applicants who have taken college-level course work in a degree-seeking status in the fall or spring semester after high school graduation are classified as transfer students when making application for admission to Winthrop University, regardless of whether the course(s) will transfer for credit.

  1. All transfer applicants must be eligible to return to the last post-secondary school attended.
  2. Transfer applicants must request that official copies of all college course work (part- or full-time, attempted or completed) from every institution attended (whether credit was earned or attempted) be sent to the Office of Admissions. Course work posted on transcripts from institutions other than the original college where work was actually completed is not acceptable. A separate official transcript from each institution is required in order to make an application complete. 
  3. All transfer applicants who have earned fewer than 30 semester hours must submit a high school transcript along with standardized test scores (Standardized test scores are not required for applicants who have been out of high school five years or more.)
  4. Transfer applicants who have attempted 13 semester (19.5 quarter) hours or more (excluding developmental courses) at a regionally accredited institution must present a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  5. Transfer applicants who have attempted fewer than 12 hours of college course work will be evaluated on their college performance and high school record, including grades and test scores (SAT or ACT). Standardized test scores are not required for applicants who have been out of high school for five years or longer. Emphasis will be placed on performance in college. 
  6. All transfer applicants must earn a minimum GPR of 2.0 for the last term of attendance. 

Provisional Admission for Transfer Applicants

Winthrop will consider on an individual basis transfer applicants whose cumulative grade average is below the required GPR. Applicants can be considered for provisional admission if one of the following conditions applies:

  1. Early course work adversely affected the cumulative GPR; course work completed most recently is satisfactory.
  2. The cumulative GPR was earned as a result of an event that affected an applicant's performance in one semester, and the pattern of achievement prior to or since the event supports that applicant's potential for success.

Transfers who are provisionally admitted must complete a minimum of 24 semester hours during the first two regular semesters with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on Winthrop courses.