Honors Program Application Process

Honors Program Application (pdf - 71 KB)

Freshman Applicants

Freshman admission into the Honors Program is based upon the applicant's high school GPA and essay. All admitted freshmen from South Carolina with a High School GPA of 4.25 or above, and out-of-state students with a High School GPA of 3.5 or above, will be invited to apply for Honors Program admission. There are two ways to apply for the Honors program. The first is by indicating that you want to join the Honors program when completing your Winthrop application. If you do not indicate your interest on your Winthrop application, but you meet the program requirements, you will be sent an inviation to apply to the Honors Program. When invited, the applicant should complete the Honors Program Application included with the letter of invitation, write a one-page essay on the topic below, and send them to the following e-mail addresses: 



For the one-page essay requirement, please reflect on the significance of curiosity and its relevance to your participation in the Honors Program at Winthrop.

Letters of acceptance to the Honors Program are mailed one week after materials are received.


Transfer and Upperclass Applicants

All transfer students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30 are invited to apply to the Honors Program.

Upperclass Winthrop students who are interested in participating in the Honors Program, and who have a GPA of 3.3 or above, are invited to apply to the program. If interested, please contact Dr. Michael Lipscomb.

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