Admitted Students

We can’t wait for you to join us. Here’s the next steps to becoming a Warrior.

My Warrior Life Portal
Congrats, Future Warrior

You’re going to have a great time learning new skills and getting to know interesting people as you earn your degree at WSU.

If you’re an international student, here are your next steps to prepare for arriving on campus.

Show Some Warrior Pride
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Apply for Housing
Apply for housing and submit your $250 deposit to lock down your spot in the residence halls on the Winona campus.

An earlier application gets you an earlier sign-up in the room selection process.

Apply for Housing
A female WSU students works on a laptop while sitting on her bed in a Kirkland Hall residence hall room.
Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships

FAFSA is your friend. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the main step you take to apply for financial aid.

Complete the FAFSA starting Jan. 1— the earlier the better!—and before May 15.

You’ll automatically be considered for some scholarships with your application to WSU. But there are many more you can apply for such as:

  • Academic department scholarships
  • Talent-based scholarships
  • WSU Foundation scholarships

Explore all your options for financial aid and make a plan for how you’ll pay for college.

Connect with Your Classmates
Join the official Facebook groups and get to know your new friends. Say hi, drop your Snap handles, and make plans to meet IRL when you arrive on campus.
Three WSU student chat on the Winona campus.
Attend a ChooseWSU! Day

Once you’re admitted, sign up for a ChooseWSU! Admitted Student Day via your My Warrior Life portal.

This event puts you at the center of the Winona State universe, so you won’t want to miss this opportunity to get more info on all that WSU has to offer.

Attend Registration

Watch your inbox for an invitation to sign up for a registration event. These events are held through the Spring and Summer, but it’s best to register as soon as possible to have your pick of classes.

You’ll be assigned an academic advisor who will work with you to build a course schedule that gives you the classes you need and the classes you want—and the right sequence.

You’ll also learn how to select a laptop, get your Warrior ID, and take care of other forms you need filled out prior to starting at WSU.

Welcome to Your Warrior Life
You’ve made a great choice in choosing WSU. There’s nothing better than the Warrior Life (if we do say so ourselves).
My Warrior Life Portal
A female students jumps excitedly in front of the WSU Gazebo.

At WSU, you’ll have a great education at an affordable price that offers unique experiences as part of a supportive community.

See all you’ve got to experience by following WSU on social media and get excited for your Warrior journey to begin!