Prospective students who have earned a bachelor's degree or higher and wish to take classes on a non-degree or audit basis only should apply through the Graduate School, even if they intend only to enroll in undergraduate courses.
Any senior citizen who would like to take classes as an undergraduate student must complete a Senior Citizen Application online during the semester prior to desired entry/start date. Use the code “SRCZ” to waive the application fee. Paper copies are available upon request.
Please be advised that only South Carolina residents who are 60 years or older are eligible for this program. You must apply as one of the following types of students:
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 prerequisites may limit your options in terms of student classification.
Undergraduate admission to Winthrop University is coordinated by the Office of Admissions in Joynes Hall which can be contacted at 803/323-2191. Please contact the Office of Admissions with questions about the admissions process.
Any senior citizen who would like to take as a graduate student at Winthrop must complete an online Graduate Application.
You must apply as one of the following types of students:
Please be advised that some courses are not open to non-degree seeking or audit students.
When completing the online application, non-degree seeking and audit students should select "Graduate Non-Degree" as their academic program of interest. Students may receive an unique application fee waiver code by contacting the Graduate School directly at 803/323-2204.
Degree seeking applicants should refer to the listing of application deadlines for individual programs. Non-degree seeking and audit students must submit their applications by July 15 for Fall semester, December 1 for Spring semester or May 15 for Summer.
The Graduate School will notify applicants via e-mail of the admissions decision.
Graduate admission to Winthrop University is coordinated by the Graduate School in Tillman Hall which can be contacted at 803/323-2204. Please contact the Graduate School with questions about the admissions process.
Military, Adult, and Transfer Services has created a guide for Senior Citizens wishing to pursue coursework at Winthrop University. These guides outline the step-by-step procedures for applying, registering for courses, and completing all necessary paperwork. Please be advised that procedures for taking undergraduate and graduate courses differ.
Senior Citizen's Guide to Taking Undergraduate Classes at Winthrop (pdf - 291 kb)
Senior Citizen's Guide to Taking Graduate Classes at Winthrop (pdf - 310 kb)