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

Dual Enrollment Student Checklist

This checklist was created to help identify tasks that you should complete prior to your first day of Winthrop Dual Enrollment classes. 


Before Eagle Prep Night:

  • Review your Admissions Portal  to ensure that you have completed all the listed requirements.
  • Check your email for a link to register for Eagle Prep Night and explore the information on our website.
  • Create your Winthrop e-mail account.
  • Review our Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit Course Offerings
  • Attending a virtual Eagle Prep Night? Request your Eagle Card (Winthrop ID) by following the online instructions.
  • Complete the Winthrop University immunization requirements. To do so, you will need to create a Patient Portal account.   In your account, you will be able to complete the required forms, enter your immunization dates, and upload your immunization documentation. Paper forms will NOT be accepted - all documents must be uploaded into the Portal. If you do not complete the requirements before the start of classes, you will be at risk of being charged a non-refundable $50 non-compliance fee. Here is a step-by-step guide to the immunization requirement process.  If you have further questions, please contact the Center for Student Wellness (HCS) directly.


Before your First Day of Class

  • Check your Winthrop email daily.  Email is Winthrop's primary form of communication with you. 
  • Register for Dual Enrollment/ Dual Credit courses.
  • Login to Wingspan to pay tuition and fees or set-up payment plan to avoid cancellaction of your class schedule.  View the billing schedule and fee payment deadline.
  • Complete the Campus Safety Training program requirements by logging into Wingspan and clicking "Campus Safety Training" under Channels. You will receive an e-mail to your Winthrop e-mail account with instructions. More information is available on the Dean of Students webpage.  Contact Amy Sharpe with questions. Failure to complete Campus Safety Training will result in a hold on your account.
  • Know what textbooks and required materials you need and obtain them prior to the first day of class. You can purchase or rent from the Winthrop Bookstore.
  • Register for your Parking Permit using your Wingspan login information.
  • Review the Winthrop Academic Calendar.  Remember that you are responsible for attending all classes.  If you are going to be absent, please email your Professor and Mrs. Panton.
  • Know the add, drop and withdrawal dates
  • Review the Winthrop resources that are available to our Dual Enrollment students.
  • Sign up for WU Alert.  Winthrop's emergency information texting system. 
  • Sign up for a free membership at the West Center by completing the Risk and Liability Waiver. Remember to bring and swipe your Eagle Card at the front door to use the fitness center.
  • Planning to eat a meal before or after class? Purchase a Meal Plan,or Cafe Cash
  • Download WU LiveSafe App on your smartphone.
  • Review the calendar for upcoming Cultural Events.
  • Dual Enrollment students can attend Winthrop sporting events free of charge. To attend sporting events, students must provide their Winthrop ID. More information can be found on the Winthrop Athletics website. Go Eagles!

First Day of Class

  • What if I’m taking an online course and I do not see my class in Blackboard? We recommend emailing your instructor to find out when it will be available 
  • Plan to spend time orienting yourself to the course, course layout, structure and course expectations.
  • Print a copy of the course Syllabus.
  • Introduce yourself to peers or if taking an online course on the discussion board (if your instructor asks you to do so.)
  • Know where to find your course lectures and assignments
  • Add all due dates and important course related dates into your personal calendar. 


Time Management Tip

Plan to spend anywhere from 5-20 hours per week working on your course. Time spent will depend on the length of the course.

Every Week of the Class

  • Know the day of the week when a new week or module begins. Taking an online class? Be sure to log in that day to identify your assignments for the week.
  •  Set aside time in your daily schedule to complete course work, assignments and/or participate in online discussions.
  •  If you have questions or need help with course content, do not delay in reaching out to your instructor. Look at your syllabus for contact information. 
  • Do not fall behind in your coursework. It is hard to catch up. 
  •  Develop a time management strategy.
  • Check your grades in Wingspan. 


End of Class

  • Complete the end of course evaluation 
  • Check your grades in Wingspan 
  • High School Junior? Join us again for another semester 
  • High School Senior? Send your Winthrop transcript to your future college. 
  • Celebrate! 

Last Updated: 11/7/22