Winthrop University: Dual Enrollment FAQs Parents
Contact Information
Erica Panton
Pre-College Programs Director
803/323-4890
803/323-2236 (fax)

Dual Enrollment - Perks

 

Students

    If you have the high school course work that classifies you as a current/rising junior or senior, a 3.0 GPA on the SC uniform Grading Scale, and a 22 ACT/1050 SAT (or PreAct/PSAT equivalent) then you qualify. 

    Visit the course registration page for directions on viewing course offerings.

    First time dual enrollment students must complete a dual enrollment application. Each semester after the initial application,students must resubmit the Permission Form for Returning Students.

    There is no application fee for the dual enrollment program.

    NO! Winthrop classes are on a different schedule than K-12 schools. Pay close attention to start and end dates on the registration calendar as well as differences in holidays. We do not have teacher workdays at Winthrop.

    Before classes start, students should acquire a parking permit through Campus Police Department by making an online request or by visiting the Good Building on campus.  Students will purchase a "commuter" permit and must park in designated areas.  Keep transportation in mind when choosing classes - give plenty of time to get to and from school or other activities.

    Computing and Information Technology produces Winthrop ID cards.  Once dual enrollment application has been approved and you have a Winthrop student ID number, follow the direction on the technology webpage for obtaining your ID card.  First time dual enrollment students will also have the opportunity to have their card made immediately prior to student/family orientation.

    Having access to a Winthrop student ID provides multiple benefits for the owner including entry into athletic and cultural events, West Center access, academic support services, Dacus Library access, discounts at local business, and much more.

    We encourage students to talk to the courses instructor (and high school guidance counselor if for dual credit) immediately upon realizing challenges exist and take advantage of on-campus academic support services.  Should a student need to drop a course, it must be done so prior to the date on the registration calendar.  After this date, the grade attained will be posted on an official transcript.

 

Parents and Families

    The program cost for dual enrollment courses taken on the Winthrop campus is $495 for in-state participants and $545 for out-of-state (for every 1-4 credit hours). This includes tuition and fees as well as access to the benefits and resources available to a Winthrop student. The $495/$545 does NOT cover parking, course materials such as textbooks, or individual course fees.

    Because Winthrop is a four-year institution, lottery funds cannot be used to cover the dual enrollment program costs.

    Once a student registers, the total cost for the course(s) will be placed on the student's account and an eBill delivered to the student's Winthrop email address (the email can be forwarded to whomever will be paying for the account).  The program bill must be paid prior to starting classes; specific due date and directions for remitting payment will be indicated on the bill.  Payment can also be made when attending the initial family orientation.

    Students must have the high school coursework that qualifies them as a current/rising junior or senior.  In addition, students much have a 3.0 non-weighted GPA and a 22 ACT/PreACT or 1050 SAT/PSAT (without writing).

    Students may enroll in up to six hours of dual enrollment credit in their first semester (e.g., two 3 hours courses).

    Students should discuss dual enrollment course opportunities with their high school counselor. This is especially true if the student wishes to use the course to fulfill a high school graduation requirement.

    The moment a student (regardless of age) registers for classes, their education records become protected under FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as Amended). This federal act gives students certain rights with respect to their education records as outlined on Winthrop's website.  Students can submit a form granting access to specific others such as parents. This process is discussed at the family orientation for the first time dual enrollment students.

    Students should always contact the course instructor (by email, phone, or visiting during office hours). However, because they are a Winthrop student, they also have access to a unique set of support services such as the Academic Success Center, the Mathematics Tutorial Center, and the Writing Center.

Last Updated: 5/13/22