Non-Degree Seeking Students

All students who wish to take undergraduate or graduate courses but are not planning to earn a Winthrop degree are classified as non-degree or special students. These students must apply for admission and submit the appropriate credentials. Note: Students admitted under the undergraduate non-degree classification may not change their status to degree-seeking without submitting an application and satisfying regular admissions requirements.

Students admitted to any of the following non-degree categories may only enroll in those courses for which they have received approval. The categories of undergraduate special students are:

    The Healthcare Management Certificate Program is a 15 semester hour training program. (An optional internship course will provide 18 total semester hours of course instruction.) The program is designed to prepare individuals in the healthcare field to become more effective managers and supervisors. Students will increase their overall understanding of management issues and concepts so they can make well-informed decisions. The comprehensive program allows students to receive management training while maintaining full-time work schedules. Admitted students must have earned an associate's or bachelor's degree.

    Application Form for Healthcare Management Certificate Program

    Definition: Students who are currently enrolled in high school and wish to take courses at Winthrop. Applicants must be a high school junior or senior, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0, 1050 SAT or 23 ACT score, and obtain written permission from an appropriate high school official.

    Click here to learn more about the Dual Enrollment Program.

    Definition: College students who wish to take courses at Winthrop and transfer the credit back to their home institution. Applicants must be eligible to return to the home institution and must obtain written permission to take the course at Winthrop. Applicants can submit Winthrop's permission form or a copy of the home institution's permission form.

    Definition: Students who wish to take course work at Winthrop without pursuing a degree. Some restrictions apply.

Application Instructions:

  1. Persons who have earned a bachelor's or higher degree and who wish to enroll as a non-degree seeking student should submit the graduate non-degree application.

    1. This includes senior citizens who wish to audit a course.

    2. Non-degree students admitted by The Graduate School can register for
      undergraduate and graduate courses. All pre-requisites apply.

    3. An official transcript from the college or university that conferred the
      bachelor's degree should be sent to The Graduate School.

  2. Persons who have not earned a bachelor's degree and who wish to enroll as a non-degree seeking student should submit the undergraduate non-degree application.

  3. Classification as a resident for tuition payment purposes is not automatic. All senior citizens and other applicants who wish to qualify for in-state tuition rates must complete the residency section of the online application.

  4. All students must present immunization documentation before registering for classes. A link to the immunization requirements and form will be included in the admission e-mail.

Supplemental Application Forms for Non-Degree Students

The following supplemental forms for undergraduate admission are being made available to you as .PDF files. To access a form as a .PDF file, you must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader software which is available free of charge. (Install Acrobat Reader software.) Once you have installed the Acrobat Reader software, simply click on a form title below to open it in .PDF format.

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Winthrop University admits all qualified applicants and offers equal educational opportunities regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion or disability. Applicants are admitted on the basis of the probability of their success in completing the requirements for graduation.