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Next Steps for Admitted Students

Countdown Calendar

Use this timeline for important dates to keep on track.

New Student Registration Day

New students are required to attend a registration program, where you’ll sign up for classes with an academic advisor, receive your laptop and iPad mini, create your student ID card, learn about support services, and take placement tests. There is also information for families. Information is mailed to you after you are admitted.

Student eServices

Student eServices provides the information and features you need to conduct business on campus. Register for housing and dining, check financial aid awards, find courses, register for classes, monitor academic progress and pay bills. You will receive login information when you register for classes the first time.  

Assistance for Academic Success

Learn about special programs to help you succeed such as tutoring services, TRiO Student Support Services and Inclusion and Diversity mentoring programs.

Keep Contact Information Current

Various offices will continue to communicate with you over the next few months. It’s important to keep your mailing and email addresses and phone number up-to-date with our office.

Call WSU Admissions at 507.457.5100 or email to update your information.

Credit for Prior Learning

Students can earn credit through Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam scores. Post-Secondary Educational Option (PSEO) courses also transfer to WSU.

Transfer students receive a DARS report when admitted that shows how credits transfer to WSU.

Financial Aid

All students must complete the Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for a number of assistance programs. Complete the FAFSA preferably as soon as it is posted on October 1 (WSU code: 002394).

Visit the Office of Financial Aid for complete information on grants, scholarships, loans, reciprocity, and other information on paying for your education at Winona State.

Freshman Scholarships

There are some scholarships exclusively available for new freshmen students. Learn more about freshman scholarships and how you can apply.

Housing and Residence Life

Living on campus is exciting, convenient, and affordable. WSU Housing and Residence Life offers resources and experiences that complement students’ academic work. Research shows that the more than 2,500 students who live on campus are more satisfied with their college experience.

Visit WSU

If you would like to visit Winona State again, or haven’t already, we invite you and your family join us in Winona. We’d like to know that you’re coming, and the easiest way is to make a reservation.

ROTC Registration

WSU students participating in ROTC must register for ROTC classes through the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse registration system.