Apply Online

We suggest disabling pop-up blockers. The prospective student should complete the appropriate application form.

If you have past WSU or MNSCU enrollment, select Login and use your existing ID number & password. If WSU or MNSCU enrollment is new for you, you should expect an email with your StarID and password within 2 business days. Call the MNSCU Helpline at 1.877.466.6728 for Star ID assistance.

Freshmen Students

You may apply for 2015 summer and fall terms now. The application deadline for Fall 2015 is July 10. PSEO deadline is June 1 for fall term.

Transfer Students

If you have earned any college credit or have attended another college/university after high school graduation or GED date, you are a transfer student. Read the transfer information before completing the transfer application.

International Students

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


Completing Your Application

WSU requires a $20 application fee that can be paid online or by calling the WSU Cashier at 507.457.5076 weekdays between 8am-4:30pm. No fee is needed if you are a returning WSU student or if you have submitted a fee waiver request.

You must send your official transcript(s). High school seniors should ask your guidance office to send an official transcript to:

  • WSU Admissions, PO Box 5838
    Winona, MN 55987-5838

If you have already earned any college credit or attended another college or university, WSU requires these official transcripts as well. MNSCU transcripts will be added from our database so there is no need to send these. However, transcripts from all non-MNSCU colleges/universities attended must be sent to the Admissions Office.

Official ACT test scores or SAT test scores are also required to apply to WSU.

You can send WSU these scores in two ways:

  • Select WSU at testing time. WSU's ACT code: 2162.
  • Contact ACT or SAT to send an official score to WSU.

Expect 7-10 business days for processing the delivery of your scores.

Your WSU application will not be processed until after your transcript, score and fee (if applicable) are received.

After You Apply

High school students are mailed a decision 2-3 weeks after all information is received. You should use myWSU to track your admissions process and RSVP for programs as well as check your email for WSU messages.

Remember that admission to WSU does not always mean you are admitted into a major/program.

Contact us at 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 Winona Campus Security Report (PDF) and a Rochester Campus Security Report (PDF) that is available to everyone. This report provides policy statements for:

  • safety
  • community relations
  • environmental safety
  • enforcement authority
  • Annual Fire Safety Compliance Report
  • missing person’s policy
  • emergency notification and response
  • a 3-year statistical review of designated crimes on campus

A printed copy of this report may be obtained at no charge from the Winona State University Security Office located at Sheehan Hall, 264 W. Mark Street, Winona, MN 55987 or by calling 507.457.5555.