After you apply: What's Next?
1. We will send you an email to let you know what additional requirements are needed before your application is considered complete (ex. transcripts, recommendations, etc.). That email will also contain your unique Winthrop ID number which you can use to check your application status.
Please note: it may take up to 48 hours for us to process your application after it has been submitted. In some cases, such as holidays and weekends and during peak graduate admissions season, it may take us longer to process your application and materials.
2. You can check Your Status. After receiving our email you can track the status of your application any time to see which items have been received, what’s still missing, if your application is being reviewed, etc. We update records at least once a day. If you notice any discrepancies please email us or call 803/323-2204. The Graduate School will also update prospective graduate students through email each time an admission requirement is received by our office.
3. Your Application is Reviewed. Once ALL required pieces of the application are received, then your file will be reviewed for an admissions decision. Although admission documents are submitted to the Graduate School, the credentials are reviewed by the individual college, where the admission decision is made. The Graduate School does not provide conditional admission to any prospective graduate student. All admission requirements must be fulfilled before an application can be reviewed for an admission decision.
Please note: A prospective graduate student can be admitted before we have received their official final college transcript. This occurs when a prospective graduate student has not yet completed their bachelor's degree, but completion is pending. The prospective graduate student will be admitted as a provisional admit. They will remain a provisional admit until the Graduate School has received an offical final college transcript indicating their completion of at least a bachelor's degree. The Graduate School give students 60 days after their acceptance to supply this document to our office. If the Graduate School has not received this document by 60 days after acceptance, then their schedule will be dropped. Please keep in mind all documents must come to our office officially and directly from the issuing institution.
4. Admissions Decision is Made. As soon as a decision is made the Graduate School will notify you of the admissions decision. If admitted to the Graduate School, please review the New Student Checklist so you can get everything taken care of before classes begin.