Welcome to the HLA Current Students page. Whether you are just entering the program or are nearing the end of your degree, this page has information to help you be successful as an HLA student.
Getting Started at WSU
Processes and Procedures for Getting Started at WSU: The advising resources page contains a number of essential resources that will help you understand the processes you will need as a WSU student. Here are some of the resources included, as well as some additional links and information that will help you get started at WSU:
Setting up your WSU E-mail: Most students set up their WSU e-mail accounts during student orientation; however, many HLA students will not go through the orientation process. You will be assigned a username and password after you have registered for classes for the first time. Once you have registered, contact WSU Tech Support at 507-457-5240 to set up your e-mail account. It is necessary that you call to set up your e-mail. Sending an e-mail to Tech Support will not work.
Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS): The DARS report is prepared to assist students in determining their academic progress. Your DARS will be used each semester to understand how far you have come academically and what will be best for you as you progress toward degree completion. View the DARS Tutorial.
Web Registration: You will use the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) web registration system to enroll in your courses each semester. View the Web Registration Tutorial.
Textbooks: You will receive information about your required textbooks in your WSU e-mail account prior to the start of each semester. It is your responsibility to purchase all of your required textbooks before the first day of class. Where you purchase your textbooks is up to you, but the University Center Rochester Bookstore will carry all required WSU textbooks for the HLA program.
D2L Community & Assessment
COMING SOON - The HLA D2L community page keeps you updated with current information regarding the program and allows you to connect with your classmates. Student portfolio and program assessment will also be housed here.
WSU Adult Entry Program (AEP)
Visit the Undergraduate Adult Entry page to learn more about the services available to you as an adult student at WSU.
Bemidji State University Information
At this time, 12 credit hours of elective courses for the HLA major are offered through Bemidji State University (BSU). Step-by-step information for registration, e-mail and D2L, as well as important information about financial aid, billing and transcripting can be found here.
Some of the links embedded in the below information will require you to be logged into winona.edu as a student. To do this, go to winona.edu, click "Current Students" on the lower navigation bar, and log in using your WSU student e-mail credentials.
BSU E-mail Setup (PDF)
Finding Online General Education Courses
Learn about finding more online general education courses throughout the MnSCU system here.
Student & Campus Services