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Resource Center for Adult Students

Post-Traditional

Prospective Students

You will discover the time you have spent away from school may make you a better student. Faculty members tell us adult students are experienced, inquisitive, and motivated. As a result, they get the most from their education and perform well academically.

Admission Process

To apply for undergraduate admission to Winthrop as a post-traditional student, you must be age 25 or older by the first day of classes for the term for which you are applying. You also must be seeking a degree by enrolling in college for the first time, transferring after completing coursework at another institution, returning to Winthrop to continue your undergraduate after five calendar years have elapsed, or seeking a second undergraduate degree.

Senior citizen applicants looking to enroll under the tuition-free option should refer to the Senior Citizens information pages on this website..

Undergraduate admission to Winthrop University is coordinated by the Office of Admissions, which can be contacted at 803/323-2191, 1-800-WINTHROP (946-8476), admissions@winthrop.edu, or by visiting Joynes Hall.  Your personal admissions counselor can provide information and assistance throughout the application and enrollment process.

Post-Traditional students seeking to earn a graduate degree should direct their questions to the Graduate School.  Please be advised that information listed below is for students seeking an undergraduate degree.

Freshman

Freshman applicants will be evaluated based upon high school performance. You must have earned a high school diploma or passed the high school equivalency exam (GED). Freshman applicants who graduated after 1988 also must satisfy the state’s high school prerequisite requirement.

Transfer

Transfer applicants will be evaluated based upon their cumulative performance in college. Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended must be submitted to the Office of Admissions whether credit was earned or transfer credit is desired.  Post-Traditional students who have earned less than 30 semester hours in college coursework will also need to submit official high school transcripts.  Post-traditional students do not need to submit ACT or SAT scores.

Transfer applicants who have attempted 13 semester (19.5 quarter) or more hours (excluding courses designated as remedial or developmental) of course work from a regionally accredited institution must present a cumulative grade point ratio of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must also earn a 2.0 GPR for the last term of attendance.

Transfer applicants who have attempted 12 semester (18 quarter) or fewer hours (excluding courses designated as remedial or developmental) will be evaluated on their performance in college and high school GPA. Emphasis will be placed on grades earned in college courses.  These applicants must present a cumulative grade point ratio of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for all college coursework.

Transfer credit is evaluated by each academic unit after you are admitted.

Second Baccalaureate  

Second baccalaureate applicants (who have earned a four-year undergraduate degree and who wish to earn another undergraduate degree) will be evaluated based upon their cumulative performance in college. Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended must be submitted to the Office of Admissions whether credit was earned or transfer credit is desired.

Transfer credit is evaluated by each academic unit after you are admitted.

Undergraduate Non-Degree

Undergraduate non-degree applicants are those who wish to take undergraduate courses but do not plan to pursue a Winthrop degree. These students must apply for admission and submit the appropriate credentials. Non-degree students may enroll for a total of twelve semester hours under this status. Subsequent enrollment (after twelve hours) requires the submission of an application and credentials for a degree-seeking applicant.

Note: Students admitted under the undergraduate non-degree classification may not change their status to degree-seeking without submitting an application and satisfying regular admissions requirements.

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.

Admission Application

Prospective students can submit an online application or print a pdf version of the form and submit it to the Office of Admissions.

To apply online, visit the online application website to choose the application for post-traditional students.

If you’d prefer to print the application form, please access the pdf version now (127 kb).

CONTACT INFORMATION
Resource Center for
Adult Students
108 Dinkins Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-4784
803/323-3910 (fax)

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