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Whether you are a freshman, transfer, graduate student or student with conditional admission, you must submit the following documents to apply at WSU:

  • Online WSU Application
  • International Student Application and Definitions and details (PDF) are also available to help you complete the application. 
  • $20 application fee
  • Original letter from sponsor stating relationship, financial commitment and willingness to sponsor you
  • Photocopy of your passport

Types of Students

If you are in your last year of high school or have never taken a university or college class before, you are a freshman student.

If you have taken any classes for college credit or has attended another college or university after high school graduation date, you are a transfer student.

If you have graduated from an college or university and hold a university degree of 4 years or more, you are a graduate student.

If you do not meet the English proficiency requirements, you can still apply to WSU for conditional admission to the university. 

 

English Proficiency Requirements

Winona State University requires international students to have a certain level of English proficiency. Students who do not meet these proficiency requirements may apply for conditional admission and entrance into our English Language Center (ELC).

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at is@winona.edu or 1.507.457.5303.

 

Additional Requirements

If you are a freshman student, you must turn the following documents with your applications:

  • Original or Certified True Copy of TOEFL, or IELTS, or SAT or ACT
  • Original or Certified True Copy of High School Certificates and Transcripts, including official translations
  • Original Bank Statement(s) with a minimum balance of $21,900.00 US dollars. Bank statement(s) or Verification of Deposit(s) must be dated within six months of application date, must be originals, and should include information such as back information, balance, currency and name of the account holder

 

Things to Remember

All documents for admissions become property of WSU. We encourage applicants to submit certificated true copies when originals are the only copies.

Also, you must submit an official English translation if original document is not in English.

Official academic records should be issued directly by your school, college, or university or certificated by a legal organization, such Education USA. Documents must be in a sealed envelope and must bear an official stamp.

If you are a transfer student, the following document are required with your application:

  • Original or Certified True Copy of TOEFL, or IELTS, or SAT or ACT
  • Official or Certified True Copy of Academic Records colleges or universities you have attended. (If you have taken less than 24 university credits, provide High School certificates and transcripts.)
  • If currently enrolled in a university, provide final transcripts on arrival at WSU
  • Fill out the Transfer Recommendation Form (PDF) only if you are currently studying in the USA
  • Original Bank Statement(s) with a minimum balance of $21,900.00 US dollars. Bank statement(s) or Verification of Deposit(s) must be dated within six months of application date and should include information such as back information, balance, currency and name of the account holder.
  • Original letter from sponsor stating relationship, financial commitment and willingness to sponsor you

Things to Remember

All documents for admissions become property of WSU. We encourage applicants to submit certificated true copies when originals are the only copies.

Also, you must submit an official English translation if original document is not in English.

Official academic records should be issued directly by your school, college, or university or certificated by a legal organization, such Education USA. Documents must be in a sealed envelope and must bear an official stamp.

Winona State University determines what credits transfer and whether they meet degree requirements. To receive credits for work completed, an official evaluation must be submitted. WSU strongly recommends IERFECE or WES and ask for a Course by Course evaluation. This evaluation should be sent to Winona State University-International Services Office before the semester starts. We are not able to provide you information on how many credits will be accepted until the credit evaluation report is received.

 

If you are a graduate student, you must submit or provide the following documents in addition to your International Programs applications:

  • Complete the WSU Graduate Application for Admissions and review the Graduate Studies admissions policies
  • Original Bank Statement(s) with a minimum balance of $17,900.00 US dollars. Bank statement(s) or Verification of Deposit(s) must be dated within six months of application date, must be originals, and should include information such as back information, balance, currency and name of the account holder

 

Please Note: If you are currently studying in the US as a F-1 student, you must fill out a Transfer Recommendation Form (PDF) and send it in with your application materials.

 

Things to Remember

All documents for admissions become property of WSU. We encourage applicants to submit certificated true copies when originals are the only copies.

Also, you must submit an official English translation if original document is not in English.

Official academic records should be issued directly by your school, college, or university or certificated by a legal organization, such Education USA. Documents must be in a sealed envelope and must bear an official stamp.

Winona State University offers Conditional Admissions for international candidates by accepting students into our English Language Center (ELC). ELC provides an intensive English language program to international students who wish to improve their English language skills while learning about the American culture.

In order to apply for conditional admission, you must include the following documents with your application:

  • Original or Certified True Copy of High School Certificates or College Diploma, including official translations
  • Record of two semesters of English courses at either high school or college level 

These documents as well as the documents required in your International Student Application to WSU must be sent via an international mail carrier (FedEx or DHL) to the ELC office at:

English Language Center
Minne 107
P.O. Box 5838
175 West Mark Street
Winona, MN 55987

Please see the English Language Center for more information about this program.

 

Things to Remember

All documents for admissions become property of WSU. We encourage applicants to submit certificated true copies when originals are the only copies.

Also, you must submit an official English translation if original document is not in English.

Official academic records should be issued directly by your school, college, or university or certificated by a legal organization, such Education USA. Documents must be in a sealed envelope and must bear an official stamp.