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 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 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.

Applications for Fall 2019 Open Sept. 1.

Get your application in by Nov 30, 2018 to transfer to WSU in time to start Spring 2019.

Create your Transfer Action Plan or contact the WSU Admissions team for help.

Application Deadlines

Spring 2019: November 30, 2018 / Fall 2019: July 15, 2019


How to Apply


Submit Your Application

You can complete your application for Winona State University online.


Pay Your Application Fee

Pay 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 than 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.

College Transcripts

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 or mail them to:

WSU Admissions PO Box 5838
Winona, MN 55987-5838


Send Your ACT/SAT Test Scores

Official ACT and SAT test scores are required to complete your undergraduate application.

Transfer students with less then 24 college credits will need to submit official ACT/SAT test scores too.

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.


Track Your Application

Once your application is completed you will have online access to track your application via MyWSU.

High school 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.

Heads Up

Your application will not be processed until your transcript, ACT/SAT score and fee are received.

Contact us at to change addresses, phone numbers or intended college major after you submit an 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 your high school credit too.

Learn more about applying to the Winona State PSEO program.

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.

Finish what you started. If you’re looking to finish your degree you’ve come to the right place.

Our Adult Entry Program allows you to turn prior learning into credits and get personalized advising.

Learn more about applying to the Adult Entry Program.

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.

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.