How to Apply

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

Transfer ApplicationIf 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 WSU 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 Universityís 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 personís 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:

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 studentís 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.