Applying to Graduate Studies

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The information below is here to help you navigate the application process. We realize applying to graduate school can be a complicated process, so please do not hesitate to contact us at 803/323-2204 if you have any questions along the way.  

Application Requirements

U.S. Degree or Certificate Seeking Applicants
United States Non-Degree Applicants

International Degree or Certificate Seeking Applicants*
International Non-Degree Applicants
   The U.S. Department of State provides information about visa issues.
   The Winthrop International Center

Application Deadlines 

 Next Steps: what to expect after you submit your online application

Transient (visiting) Students


Admission Policies

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.

Application Fee and Time Period: All applicants for admission to graduate studies must submit a complete application with a $50 non-refundable application fee. Applicants should submit all payments to Winthrop University in United States currency. Payment must accompany the application before it can be processed. The application and credentials are valid for a period of one year beyond the initial date desired for enrollment. Applicants who do not enroll within this time period and who subsequently desire to be admitted must reapply and repay the fee (non-refundable) and may be required to resubmit all supporting materials.

Disposition of Application Materials: Credentials or supporting materials submitted for admission to Graduate Studies become the property of the University and are not returned. Copies will not be provided to a third party outside the University even at the applicant's request. Copies may be provided to appropriate offices at the University in the interest of academic matters or financial awards relative to the applicant. 

Notification of Admission: After the application and credentials are reviewed by the appropriate graduate program and academic college, Graduate Studies informs the applicant of the final University admission decision. Students are admitted to graduate study as graduate degree students (G) or graduate non-degree students (GN). Students who are awarded G status are fully or provisionally admitted to the program for which they have applied. Students awarded GN status are not considered degree candidates and, therefore, are not admitted to any program.

Admissions Classifications - Full and Provisional (PDF - 574 KB)

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*For program specific requirements and forms, please see individual program.

If you have additional questions please e-mail Graduate Studies.