Any senior citizen who would like to take classes at Winthrop must complete a Senior Citizens Application and South Carolina Residency Form (pdf - 147 kb) and return it to the Office of Admissions in Joynes Hall during the semester prior to your desired entry date.
Please be advised that only residents who are not employed full-time are eligible for this program.
You must apply as one of the following types of students:
- Degree Seeking: Taking courses towards earning a specific degree at the University. Degree-seeking students must meet the same admission requirements as non-senior citizen applicants. Official transcripts from high school and/or all colleges attended must be submitted.
- Non-Degree Seeking: Taking courses to earn college credit, but not pursuing an awarded degree. Non-degree seeking students must submit an official copy of the final high school transcript, a GED if the applicant has never enrolled in a college or university, or an official copy of the college transcript from the last college attended if the applicant has ever enrolled at a college or university.
- Audit: Taking courses without earning college credit. Students who audit will not participate in examinations or graded course assignments. Involvement in class activities and attendance requirements is at the discretion of the instructor. Students who audit do not need to submit any transcripts if pursuing undergraduate classes. Proof of an earned undergraduate degree will be required of those students seeking to audit graduate courses.
Please be advised that admission as a degree seeking or non-degree seeking student does require your meeting all criteria for regular admission to Winthrop University. Failure to provide required documentation or meet adequate pre-requisites may limit your options in terms of student classification.
Admission to Winthrop University is coordinated by the Office of Admissions in Joynes Hall which can be contacted at 803/323-2191. Please visit the Admissions Office with questions about the admissions process.