Application Checklist and Admissions Requirements
for International Students
To expedite the application process, you should submit the required documents at time of application.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL APPLICANTS
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
Admission to Winthrop University’s undergraduate degree program requires one of the following:
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATES OF U.S. HIGH SCHOOLS
Applicants for freshmen admission who attended a US high school for at least two years and graduated from a U.S. high school must also submit official SAT or ACT scores.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS FROM U.S. INSTITUTIONS
Transfer credit will not be considered if all prior institutions are not listed on this application. Winthrop University may request complete course descriptions or course syllabi for all courses you have taken to allow for a full evaluation for transfer of credit.
You must submit an official transcript if you have taken a college course: part- or full-time, attempted or completed, even if you do not wish to receive transfer credit for the course(s). You must also submit an official transcript or letter from the college registrar showing that you withdrew from classes (if applicable). If accepted to Winthrop University before completing your studies at another college/university, you must request that official, updated transcripts for additional work you complete are sent to Winthrop.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS FROM FOREIGN INSTITUTIONS
Transfer credit will not be considered if all prior institutions are not listed on this application. In addition to official transcripts, you must submit an official course-by-course credential evaluation of all coursework completed at foreign institutions prior to your initial enrollment at Winthrop. The credential evaluation must be performed by World Education Services (www.wes.org) or by an agency that is a member of NACES (www.naces.org/members.htm). The evaluating agency/service should send the final evaluation directly to the International Center of Winthrop University.
Academic Merit Scholarships
Priority preference for merit scholarships will be given to freshman applicants who submit a complete application for admission (application, application fee, high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores) to the University by March 15. Transfer applications will be reviewed for scholarship upon receipt of the final college transcript.
International Ambassador Scholarship
The International Ambassador Scholarship is the University's most prestigious award for international students. A limited number of scholarships are awarded to selected international undergraduate students (new freshmen and transfer) who wish to serve as International Center Ambassadors. Complete information can be viewed online at www.winthrop.edu/international/scholarships.
For full scholarship consideration please apply by the following priority deadlines:
Fall semester: May 1
Spring semester: October 1
ADVANCED PLACEMENT CREDIT
Winthrop awards credit for a minimum score of 3 on College Board Advanced Placement Examinations. Complete information can be viewed online at www.winthrop.edu/admissions/apib.
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM
Winthrop awards advanced college course credit for scores of 4 or above on higher level International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations. A minimum score of 5 is required to receive credit for Math with Further Maths and Computing Studies. Complete information is available online at www.winthrop.edu/admissions/apib.
Information on admission to the Honors Program can be viewed at www.winthrop.edu/honors/.