Get Ready for What's Next

Take the Next Step to Become a Warrior

Congrats, Future Warrior! We can't wait for you to join us on campus in the fall.

You are going to have a great time learning new skills and exploring your limits. You'll get to know interesting people and meet what's possible for you at WSU!

Track Your Acceptance

Wondering if you got in?

If you are planning to start in 2022, check My Warrior Life portal to see your application status.


International students should take their next steps to prepare for arriving on campus. Adult students have a specific set of next steps for their needs as well.

Keep an Eye on Important Dates

There are many deadlines to keep track of as you prepare to arrive on campus. Here's a breakdown of important dates for new students.

Psst, Parents & Families!

Your student wouldn't have made it this far without your support. Here's how you can continue to help your student as they start the next stage of their lives at WSU.

Sign Up for Choose WSU Admitted Student Days

Once you're admitted, sign up for a Choose WSU Admitted Student Day, which will be held on these upcoming Fridays:

  • Dec. 3
  • Jan. 21, 2022
  • Feb. 18, 2022 (virtual)
  • Mar. 4, 2022
  • Apr. 8, 2022

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

  • Get insider info about the housing application and room selection process
  • Dig deep into your financial aid opportunities and what our eWarrior tech program has to offer 
  • Hear all about our academic and extracurricular opportunities direct from our faculty and current students
  • Learn about your next steps as an admitted student

If you have any remaining questions after all this, we’ll connect you to the right people.

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 Oct. 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.

Let's Figure Out FAFSA

Secure Your Crib

Apply for housing and submit your $250 deposit to lock down your spot in the residence halls.

An earlier application gets you an earlier spot in the room selection process.

The sooner you send in your housing deposit, the more likely you'll get your top choice.

Connect with Your Classmates

Join the Class of 2025 Facebook Group and get to know your new friends. We also have the Winona State University Transfer Student Facebook Group just for transfer students and a Winona State Admissions Group for everyone.

Say hi, drop your Snap handles and make plans to meet IRL when you arrive on campus.

And no need to contain your excitement about becoming a Warrior.

Use #WinonaBound on Instagram to let fellow Warriors know you're on your way to WSU.

Visit WSU Again (Maybe Go Off the Map)

Our tour guides would love to show you around campus again.You can also scroll through our virtual campus tour for a self-guided experience.

Come back, see WSU in a different season and picture yourself here as a real WSU student.

If you're feeling adventurous, go explore Winona on your own!

Attend Registration

Registration is an exciting milestone in your journey to becoming a Warrior! Watch your inbox for an invitation to sign up!

Early Registration is March 18, March 25, and April 1. Registration Week is June 21-24, and other Registration dates include July 15 and Aug. 17. Registering as early as possible is recommended!

You will be assigned an academic advisor and the two of you will set up a time to register for classes online together.

Your advisor will work with you to build a course schedule that gives you the classes you want and need, in the right sequence and at the proper time.

After registering for courses, you will be notified on how and when to to select a laptop, get your ID and take care of any other forms you need filled out prior to starting at Winona State.

Welcome to Your Warrior Life

You’ve made a great choice in choosing WSU. There's nothing better than that Warrior Life (if we do say so ourselves)

We've got sports—both to play and watch.

We've got beautiful bluffs and tons of outdoor rec.

We've got all the support you need to succeed on an academic, physical and mental level.

See all you've got to experience with WSU Social Media and get excited for next fall!

Share that You're a #WinonaBound Graduate

Here's a few ideas about how to decorate your grad cap and celebrate in WSU style.