How to Apply

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Freshman Application  We are no longer accepting new applications for Fall 2014.  Applying for Fall 2015?  You may begin on Sept. 1, 2014

Transfer Application  If you have earned any college credit or have attended another college/university after high school graduation or GED date, you are a transfer.  Read transfer information before applying

International Application  Processing time is approximately 3-4 weeks. Please apply early to have time for visa, interview, and travel plans

  • If you have past WSU or MNSCU enrollment, select Login and use your existing ID number & password
  • You should receive an email with your Star ID & password within 2 business days
  • WSU requires a $20 application fee that can be paid online
  • The prospective student should complete the application form
  • If you have waited more than 2 days and haven't received an email, call 507.457.5100

Send official transcript(s)

  • High school seniors should ask your guidance office to send an official transcript
  • WSU needs official transcripts from all non-MNSCU colleges/universities attended
  • Mail to WSU Admissions, PO Box 5838, Winona, MN 55987-5838 
  • MNSCU transcripts will be added from our database, no need to send these

Send official test scores

  • WSU ACT code: 2162
  • Select WSU at testing time, or contact ACT or SAT to send an official score
  • Expect 7-10 business days for processing

After you apply

  • High school students are mailed a decision 2-3 weeks after all information is received
  • Remember that admission to WSU does not always mean you are admitted into a major/program
  • Use myWSU to track your admissions process and RSVP for programs
  • Check your email for WSU messages
  • Contact us to change addresses, phone numbers, or intended college major after you submit an application

 Campus Security Act & Fire Safety Report

Winona State University recognizes providing the safest environment possible is an integral element of the University’s educational mission and annually publishes a Campus Security Report that is available to everyone.  This report provides statements of policy for a broad range of safety, community relations, environmental safety, enforcement authority, Annual Fire Safety Compliance Report, missing person’s policy, emergency notification and response and a 3-year statistical review of designated crimes on campus.  A printed copy of this report may be obtained at no charge, from the office of Winona State University Security, office:  Sheehan Hall, 264 W. Mark Street, Winona, MN 55987 or by calling 507-457-5555 .  The report in its entirety can be found at:  

 For students, faculty and staff attending Winona State University-Rochester Campus, the report can be found at: