Online Application Instructions
- If you have not visited the site before, Create your Account
- Review the Application Checklist and Admissions Requirements for International Students
- Complete the International Admission Application. You will login using the username and password you created for your account.
- Submit all required supporting documents as indicated on the Application Checklist
Paper Application Instructions
- If you prefer to submit a paper copy of our application, please download the Undergraduate Application for Admission.
- All of our forms are available as .PDF files unless otherwise noted. To access a .PDF form, free Adobe Acrobat Reader software must be installed. After you have installed the software, simply click on a form title to open it. Please note any instruction pages provided and print instructions and forms when applicable.
International Undergraduate Admissions Policy
Please note: To help expedite consideration of your application for admission,
please submit all the required documentation listed below at your earliest
opportunity. Unfortunately, applications
cannot be considered for admission until Winthrop University’s Office of
Admissions has received ALL required
- Undergraduate applicants (beginning freshmen and transfers) must submit official transcripts, mark sheets
and examination certificates in their native language for all secondary and/or
postsecondary coursework, along with certified, literal (exact) English
translations for documents not originally issued in English. All official documents must be sent directly from the issuing institution, examining
body, evaluation service or translation service to Winthrop University’s Office
of Undergraduate Admission.
with summer 2014 applications, undergraduate applicants (beginning freshmen and
transfers) must submit secondary and college or university credentials from
non-U.S. institutions to a foreign credential evaluation agency for a
course-by-course evaluation with grade point average calculation. Winthrop
recommends a member of the National Association of Credential
(www.naces.org). The credential
evaluation report must be sent directly from the evaluation service to Winthrop
University’s Office of Admissions.
- Official and original results of any standardized
tests, such as SAT and ACT examinations (please note that SAT and ACT
examinations are not required for international students but are highly
recommended for potential scholarship eligibility). Standardized test scores must be sent directly from the
testing agency to Winthrop University’s Office of Admissions.
Official documentation of English proficiency
(see specific English language requirements below).
- A non-refundable application fee of U.S. $60 must
accompany the application.
- A clear photocopy of identity page of passport
(to ensure correct spelling of applicant’s name and verification of birthdate).
University requires proficiency in spoken and written English. This helps
ensure that students who speak English as a second language are able to
participate fully in the classroom and be successful members of the Winthrop
community. Official score
reports for proof of English proficiency must be sent directly from the testing
agency to Winthrop University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
University requires one of the following scores to prove English language
- A TOEFL score of at least 520 paper-based or 68
- A band score of 6.0 on IELTS with no sub score
lower than 5.
- Successful completion of level 112 of the
Intensive English for Academic Purposes Program from an ELS English Language Center. Please note that
Winthrop must receive an official Academic Report and copy of the ELS Certificate
directly from ELS.
- SAT Critical Reading score of 450 or higher.
- Graduation from a high school where English is
the primary language of instruction.
- Successful completion of two semesters at an
accredited US institution as a full-time student, and completion of two
semesters of English composition with a grade of C- or higher (online English
composition courses are not accepted).
If you have any questions concerning the application requirements or admission policy please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Thank you.