Frequently Asked Questions
What is provisional admission?
Provisional admission is a permission that allows a student that does not yet fully meet the criteria to be admitted to College of Business to pre-register for 300-400 level business courses.
When should I apply for provisional admission?
A student should apply for provisional admission the semester in which the College of Business Admission criteria is being completed.
How do I apply for provisional admission?
The provisional admission application is a paper form that is available through the advising coordinator, Somsen 319. The form is also available in the COB dean’s office, Somsen 309.
How do I get admitted to the College of Business at WSU?
Visit the College of Business Policy page for more information.
What do I do if I want to change my major to Business?
To change your major a student needs to complete a change of major form, available at the Warrior Hub. If a student has questions before changing the major they should make an appointment with the College of Business Advising Coordinator.
What business majors do you offer?
View the Majors page for a complete list.
What business minors do you offer to business majors? To majors at WSU outside of Business?
View the Majors page for a list of offered majors and minors.
How do I drop a class?
Students can drop courses through the eServices tab, using view and modify schedule. Students should check with their advisor and financial aid before dropping a course.
What is the last day to drop a class?
I need to withdraw from the semester. What do I do?
View the Withdrawal Checklist to withdraw from a semester.
How do I calculate my GPA?
Learn how to calculate your GPA.
I am interested in changing my major to business. Who should I contact?
Prospective business students with questions or needing assistance are encouraged to email KBredehoft@winona.edu for further information.
Do I have to meet with my advisor every semester?
To ensure that the most accurate information is given, students are required to meet every semester with the assigned faculty advisor. The advisor can assist with course selection, explain degree plan requirements, locate essential campus resources, plus other programs and services offered by the College of Business.
How do I know who my advisor is?
Students' academic advisors are listed on the top of the DARS (degree audit report). The degree audit report is available in eServices under grades and transcripts.
Can I be advised by phone or email?
In order to provide you with the most accurate information, it is our policy to conduct all advising in person. Please contact KBredehoft@winona.edu to make an appointment to meet with an advisor.
How do I declare my major?
To declare your major, you must meet the following criteria:
- 2.5 Cumulative GPA
- Cs or better in the (6) foundation courses
-CMST 191 or CMST 192 (one course)
-MATH 110, 112, 115, 120, 140 or 212 (one course)
-STAT 110, ECON 222, or STAT 210 (one course)
- 30 or more credits posted to your transcript
Where do I find the academic policies at Winona State University?
The WSU Academic Catalog provides a complete list of Academic Regulations regarding classification, registration, grading policies, academic standing, satisfactory academic progress, state law and academic policies regarding student rights.
Can I pursue a double major in business?
Yes, students are allowed to pursue more than one business degree. Students are required to meet the requirements for both degrees as outlined in the academic catalog.
How do I apply for graduation?
To apply for graduation, fill out the Graduation Application.
I will be graduating soon. How do I make sure I have met all of the requirements to graduate?
Students can use the DARS report to make sure that they have met the requirements for graduation as well as meet with their assigned academic advisor to review the DARS for degree completion.
When can I start registering for classes?
Students are allowed to register based on the number of completed college credits earned. The dates for the registration period are listed on the academic calendar. Students can see their specific registration window on eServices.
When I try to submit my registration I get a "not in College of Business cohort" error. What do I do?
All students must meet the COB admissions requirements to be eligible to take 300-400 level business courses. If you have not completed the requirements or completed the appropriate paperwork, this is the reason for the error. Please contact the College of Business Advising Coordinator and they can help you troubleshoot the issue.
When I try to register for a class, the system says I have not met the prerequisites. I know that I have completed all of the prerequisites.
If you have completed the prerequisite course or courses, please contact the departmental office that offers the course for further information and assistance.
I will be transferring to WSU and I'm interested in the College of Business. What do I need to do?
Once you have applied for admission to WSU and been accepted, please contact the College of Business Advising Coordinator for more information about the next steps in the College of Business process.
I was told I am on Academic Probation for the University. What does this mean?
Where can I find information regarding tuition and fees?
Visit the Payment Procedures website for more information.
How many math courses will I need to take to complete a business degree at Winona State?
Students' math abilities are determined using the ACT score for Math. The majors in College of Business have varying math requirements. Please see the academic catalog for the math requirement for the major you are considering.
I would like to do an internship, but I need to know more first. Who do I contact?
For internship information, contact the chair of the department for your major. The chair of the department is listed on the website for the major.