Welcome to our information page for prospective freshman applicants. We invite you to check out the abundance of information that is available on our Website.
Why Study at Winthrop?
Winthrop is a public, co-educational university of distinction that was founded in 1886. It’s beautiful and safe campus is located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA. Winthrop is a truly international university with a student population of over 200 international students from over 40 countries as well as approximately 6,500 students from across 46 states in the United States. We offer 42 undergraduate and 26 graduate degree programs through four academic colleges.
Winthrop is recognized as one of the best institutions of its kind, where quality and value work together to prepare students to LIVE, LEARN, and LEAD.
While studying at Winthrop you will benefit from all this University has to offer. The University’s academic programs are tailored to your needs and expectations and through personal guidance you will be put on a path to success. The University is known for personalized attention and its welcoming environment to international students.
At Winthrop you’ll meet new people who share your interests and viewpoints or they will introduce you to theirs. You’ll join clubs and participate in sports; enjoy concerts and theater productions. Your studies will begin in the classroom, but over time will include hands-on research and real-life work settings.
The Winthrop Experience:
Official documentation of English proficiency
(see specific English language requirements below).
University requires one of the following scores to prove English language
All application materials must be sent to us directly by the issuing institution. Please ask that all
original documents be sent to the following address: Winthrop UniversityOffice of AdmissionsJoynes HallRock Hill, SC
International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit
Winthrop is one of only a few schools that awards advanced college course credit for scores of 4 or above on higher level International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations. A minimum score of 5 is required to receive credit for Math with Further Math's and Computing Studies.
The International Baccalaureate Scholarship
The International Baccalaureate scholarship is awarded to freshman applicants who complete the IB Program (Diploma or Certificates) through the senior year of high school and who have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) on their higher level courses. Please see our Financial Aid page and scroll to "Out-of-State Freshmen Scholarships" for more information on the IB scholarship requirements and award amount.
Advanced Placement (AP) Exams and Advanced Placement Credit
To assist you in achieving your academic goals, Winthrop awards Advanced Placement (AP) credit for scores of 3 or above on Advanced Placement Tests (taken in conjunction with designated high school AP classes).
If you should have any further questions to the information displayed on this page please contact the The Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
To receive the immigration document required to obtain an F or J visa, all international students are required to
provide evidence of financial support for one academic year at Winthrop. Proof of funding for a year at Winthrop is not an admissions requirement but a requirement of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. International students are required to complete a Statement of Financial Responsibility and Affidavit of Support verifying proof of funding. This document must indicate sufficient funds
to support your education and living expenses while studying in the
United States and be accompanied by an official bank letter or original bank statements. Immigration documents
cannot be issued without this documentation.