Appeal Process for Denial of Admission

If you wish to appeal denial of admission, submit a packet that includes the following:

•    A personal statement of no more than 2 pages, written by the student applicant, explaining factors that affected the student's high school performance or test scores, why WSU is of interest, an explanation of college or career goals, and/or any evidence of college readiness

•    At least 2 letters of recommendation from high school academic teachers and/or guidance counselor, attesting to the student's ability to succeed in a university setting

•    The student's most recent high school grades since the official transcript was sent, or other evidence to support the appeal request.

The admissions appeals committee will review cases as they become complete and submit a recommendation to the Director of Admissions. The appeals process can take about four weeks.  Please contact an admissions counselor if you have questions.

Send the appeals packet to:

Winona State University Admissions Appeals Committee
P.O. Box 5838
Winona, MN  55987-5838

Students may also want to consider the Pathway to Purple opportunities provided by Rochester Community and Technical College and Winona State University.

Contact Us

WSU Admissions
Toll Free: 800.DIALWSU ext. 5100
Phone: 507.457.5100
Fax: 507.457.5620

WSU International Services
Kryzsko Commons 233
175 West Mark Street
Winona, MN 55987

Under the MN Government Data Practices Act, WSU may not share private information with anyone other than the student, regardless of the student’s age, after an application is submitted. Admissions will ask applicants to identify themselves. Email addresses must match those previously provided by the student.

The Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) authorization form is provided to new students at first enrollment, typically during their registration program day.