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Winona State University invites you to become part of a community of learners who strive to improve the world. Apply and join us on that journey! Select your application type below. If you aren't sure where you fit or need help, please contact us.

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Freshmen Application

You may apply online for 2015 summer and fall terms now. The application deadline for Fall 2015 is July 10. PSEO deadline is June 1 for fall term. You may begin to apply for Fall 2016 term on Sept. 1. 

 

Completing Your Application

Application Fee

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.


Official Transcripts

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.


ACT or SAT Test Scores

Official ACT 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.


Previous Enrollment

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. 

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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 student. Read the transfer information before completing the transfer application.

 

Completing Your Application

Application Fee

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.

 

Official Transcripts

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.

 

ACT or SAT Test Scores

Official ACT 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.


Previous Enrollment

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. 

 

International Application

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

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Graduate Application

Below is an overview of the WSU Graduate Studies application process. Get complete details about the graduate application process before completing the graduate online application by visiting Graduate Studies How to Apply.

  1. Apply: Using the link provided below, log in and begin using the WSU Graduate Studies Online Application.
  2. Fee: WSU requires a $20 application fee that can be paid online. If mailing a check or money order, please have it made out to Winona State University.
  3. Transcripts: Request one official transcript directly from each institution that you have attended. Transcripts should be mailed to:

    Winona State University
    Graduate Studies
    PO Box 5838
    Winona  MN
    55987-5838
     
  4. Admissions: Admission to WSU Graduate Studies does not mean admission to a degree or certificate program.  Applications for a degree or certificate program will be reviewed by the department offering that program.

Please Note: WSU is no longer accepting paper applications for admission to Graduate Study programs.  Please use the Online Application for Admission.

For more detailed information on how to apply for admission to WSU Graduate Studies please visit Graduate Studies How to 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 WSUFreshman@winona.edu to change addresses, phone numbers or intended college major after you submit an application.

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.

Previous Enrollment

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.