How to Apply

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Freshman Application You may apply for 2015 terms now. Fee payment will appear as a 2014 charge when you pay online.

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: