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  • Winthrop University Bridge Program

    Want to soar like an Eagle? Start your flight at York Technical College by joining the Winthrop Bridge program.

    Earn credits towards your Winthrop degree by taking classes at York Tech, and enjoy many of the benefits usually reserved for current Winthrop students. Then, when you transfer to Winthrop, you'll already be part of the WU family - plus you'll have earned a University Studies Certificate or Associate Degree from YTC.

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  • Winthrop Bridge Benefits

    Students in the Winthrop Bridge program enjoy an array of benefits:

    • A Winthrop ID card, which gives you access to campus facilities and services, including the West Center physical education and wellness center, the Academic Success Center, Writing Center, and Dacus Library, as well as admission to Winthrop cultural and select sporting events.

    • A Winthrop academic advisor who can help you plan your path to WU and connect you with other advisors in your planned program of study.
       
    • A Winthrop student mentor.

    • Early registration at Winthrop when it's time to transfer. 
       
    • Participation in a unique college orientation course, co-taught by instructors from York Tech and Winthrop.

    • Winthrop "swag" like t-shirts, bags, and other goodies.

    • Eligibility to apply for the Digiorgio Scholarship at York Tech, a $1200 scholarship available only to students in the Winthrop Bridge program.

    WU Bridge Program FAQ's


    Winthrop Bridge Program Eligibility

    The Winthrop Bridge program is open to new York Tech students who would like to transfer into one of the designated programs at Winthrop. In addition, students who are denied admission to Winthrop University and live in the York Tech service area, are referred to the Bridge program. All students must be enrolled in a 2+2 degree program or University Studies Certificate.

    Enrollment Process

    Students indicate their interested in enrolling in the Winthrop Bridge by completing the Intent to Enroll form, available through York Tech Enrollment Services.

    Program Fees

    Winthrop Bridge participants pay tuition and fees for enrollment to York Technical College. In addition, they are assessed a Winthrop Bridge program fee of $150 per term, payable to York Technical College and remitted to Winthrop University. This fee defers the cost of services provided by Winthrop. This fee is non-refundable.