Prospective Students

Dual Enrollment at Winthrop University offers motivated high school juniors and seniors an academically challenging experience designed to bring out their best. Dual Enrollment student may earn college credit in one or more courses, in a variety of subject areas, throughout the year alongside peers and undergraduates. WU's small class sizes are perfect for interacting with faculty.

Benefits of Dual Enrollment:

  • Get a jump start on your college degree, while you save time & money
  • Take a challenging or unique course that isn't offered at your high school (while earning college credit)
  • Improve your understanding of the demands of college
Prospective Students


Getting Started

  1. Do you qualify? If you answer yes to these requirements below - YOU qualify!
    • Status: rising or current Junior or Senior in High School
    • Scores: 22 ACT or Pre-ACT OR 1050 SAT or PSAT.
      2023-24 Dual Enrollment students can apply test-optional and we will utilize high school transcript instead of ACT/SAT scores.
    • High School GPA: 3.0 + or higher on a 4.0 scale,  following the SC Commission on Higher Education's Statewide Education Policy for Delivery and Transferability of Dual Enrollment.
  2. Look through the course offerings for the chosen semester.
  3. Apply as a Winthrop dual enrollment student
  4. Upload required supplemental materials to your application portal (permission form (PDF - 117KB), high school transcript, official test score or apply test-optional, and verification of residency).
  5. Once accepted, complete the course interest survey, and receive approval prior to registering for courses (up to 10 credit hours)
  6. Attend Eagle Prep Night at Winthrop (info will be sent by e-mail: required for first time students and parents/guardians).


Instructional Styles

Dual Enrollment courses are available in-person on Winthrop's campus or online. Classes are taught by Winthrop University professors and you will be in class alongside Winthrop undergraduates. Click the link below to learn more about our Dual Enrollment Course offerings.

Dual Enrollment courses count toward a college grade point average (GPA) and hours attempted/earned on a permanent college transcript.


Transferrable College Credit

At the end of the course, is earned by satisfaction completion of a "C" or higher, and it will transfer to public South Carolina institutions provided that the course is listed on the SC Universally Transferrable Courses.

If the student is planning to attend a private institution in South Carolina or any public or private institutions outside of South Carolina, students should contact that school in order to see how the course credit will be accepted toward their degree requirements.


How many courses can I take?

Students work with their High School Counselor to determine how many courses will fit in their schedule.

  • Students typically take 2 classes (6 credit hours) a semester.
  • Dual enrollment students can take a maximum 0f 10 credit hours per semester.
  • Students could earn 30 credit hours by high school graduation - equivalent to one academic year in college!


How much does it cost?

In-State SC High School Students:

  • $495 for 4 credit hours
  • $990 for 5-8 credit hours
  • $1,495 for 9-10 credit hours
  • Purchasing textbooks, parking pass, and lab fees are the students responsibility.

Out of State High School Students

  • $545 for 4 credit hours
  • $1,090 for 5-8 credit hours
  • $1,635 for 9-10 credit hours
  • Purchasing textbooks, parking pass, and lab fees are the students responsibility.


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