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Rock Hill, SC 29733
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Academic Affairs

Policy Title
Residency for Undergraduate Degree Requirements
Policy Description
1. A minimum of 31 semester hours of course credits must be taken within five calendar years preceding the date the degree is granted.
2. A minimum of 22 of the final 31 hours required for the degree must be taken in residence at Winthrop exclusive of CLEP credit. However, a minimum of 15 is required if the student participates in a recognized exchange program at Winthrop University. This exception will require the approval of the Winthrop director of the exchange program, the head of the student’s department, and the director of student services in the college of the student’s major.
3. When part of the final 31 hours is taken at another institution, the student must have taken a minimum of 30 semester hours at Winthrop prior to taking the final 31 hours. The institution and the course taken must be satisfactory to the student’s adviser and to the dean of the college.
4. A minimum of 12 semester hours of course credits must be taken in residence at Winthrop in the major discipline(s).

In meeting the residence requirements, credits earned during the Winthrop summer session are counted on the same basis as credits earned in the fall and spring semesters. In addition to the basic residence requirements for all Winthrop undergraduate degrees, all undergraduate degree programs in the College of Business Administration require that the final 31 hours required for the degree must be taken in residence at Winthrop.

Policy Author(s)
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Effective Date
February 2010
Review Date
February 2010