Apply to WSU
When you know... you know. You’ve done your research and you know that we’ve got what you’ve been searching for.
From being the oldest member of the Minnesota State system, to our stunning natural setting, to our “smedium” size, we’ve got everything you want. A great future is waiting for you at Winona State University.
Our application process is quick and easy.
But if you do have questions, give us a call at 507.457.5100 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. That’s what we’re here for!
With our quick-decision time, you’ll find out if you’ve been accepted within two to three weeks.
All Fall 2019 Applications Open Until July 15
High School Students Applying for Fall 2020
Application opens Sept. 1!
How to Apply
Submit Your Application
You can complete your application for Winona State University online.
Pay Your Application FeePay the $20 application fee online or by calling the WSU Cashier at 507.457.5076 (weekdays between 8am-4:30pm).
No fee is needed if you are a returning WSU student, transferring from RCTC, or submitted a valid fee waiver request.
Send Your Transcripts
High School Transcripts
Freshman and Transfer Students with less then 24 college credits after high school or if you have attended a technical college only, will need to submit official high school transcripts or GED documentation.
Request official transcripts from each non-Minnesota State College/University. If you have attended a Minnesota State College/Universities, WSU will retrieve your transcript from our database.
Transcripts can be sent to email@example.com or mail them to:
WSU Admissions PO Box 5838
Winona, MN 55987-5838
Send Your ACT/SAT Test Scores
Send WSU these scores in two ways:
- Select WSU at your test: ACT code 2162/SAT code: 6680
- Ask ACT or SAT to send an official score to WSU
Expect 7-10 business days for processing your scores once they are received.
Transfer students do not need to send ACT/SAT scores unless they have earned less then 24 transferable college credits.
Track Your Application
Once your application is completed you will have online access to track your application via MyWSU.
Students are mailed a decision 2-3 weeks after all information is received.
You should use myWSU to track your admissions process and RSVP for programs as well as check your email for important messages from WSU.
Remember that admission to WSU does not always mean you are admitted into a major/program.
Your application will not be processed until your transcript, ACT/SAT score and fee are received.
Contact us at WSUFreshman@winona.edu to change addresses, phone numbers or intended college major after you submit an application.
Post-Secondary Enrollment Option Application
You’re ready for college credit and we’ve got what you need.
Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) allows you to take college level credits that count towards high school credit.
Learn more about applying to the Winona State PSEO program.
International Student Application
From a welcoming community to breathtaking natural beauty, Winona is the place for you.
Become an international student at Winona State by completing the International Student Application.
The application takes approximately 3-4 weeks to process so apply early to ensure time for your visa, interview and to coordinate your travel plans.
Adult Entry Application
Finish what you started. If you’re looking to finish your degree you’ve come to the right place.
Our Adult Entry Process allows you to turn prior learning into credits and get personalized advising.
Learn more about applying to the Adult Entry Process.
Guest Student Application
Be our guest. Sometimes you just want to take a class but do not intend to be formally admitted to Winona State.
Guest students can attend for one term and complete a new registration agreement each term.
Apply as a guest student (PDF) at Winona State.
School of Graduate Studies Application
Interested in advancing your degree and your career? WSU has the programs and dedicated faculty to help you succeed.
Get started today by reviewing the steps to complete a Graduate Student Application.
Intent to Return Application
Past WSU students who have not attended the University for one semester or more (summer excluded) are classified as "returning" students. Returning student must complete the Intent to Return form, which is available at the Warrior Hub (Maxwell 2nd Floor).