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International Center

Online Application Instructions

  1. If you have not visited the site before, Create your Account
  2. Review the Application Checklist and Admissions Requirements for International Students
  3. Complete the International Admission Application. You will login using the username and password you created for your account.
  4. Submit all required supporting documents as indicated on the Application Checklist

Paper Application Instructions

  1. If you prefer to submit a paper copy of our application, please download the Undergraduate Application for Admission.
  2. 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 application materials.
  1. 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.
  2. Effective 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 Evaluation Services ( The credential evaluation report must be sent directly from the evaluation service to Winthrop University’s Office of Admissions.
  3. 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. 
  4. Official documentation of English proficiency (see specific English language requirements below).

  5. A non-refundable application fee of U.S. $60 must accompany the application.
  6. A clear photocopy of identity page of passport (to ensure correct spelling of applicant’s name and verification of birthdate).

English Language Requirements

Winthrop 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. 

Winthrop University requires one of the following scores to prove English language proficiency:

  • A TOEFL score of at least 520 paper-based or 68 internet-based.
  • 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.

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