Winona State’s Adult Entry Process was designed just for you! The process provides you with alternative admission criteria and the opportunity to start your academic journey or finish a process you started years ago.
WSU is a Place Where You Will Feel Valued
We recognize that adults returning to or entering college after an extended absence have needs quite different from those of the traditional student and are committed to helping adult learners be successful.
It is never too late to start, or restart, your academic pursuits. A college education will open a world of opportunities for you.
Adult Entry Process
As an adult student the entrance requirements themselves differ slightly. Winona State will not require that you provide and ACT, SAT, or MCA score to be admitted. To qualify for Adult Entry admission, you must have earned a high school or GED diploma a minimum of four years ago.
If you have taken college credits elsewhere, it must be at least one year since you were last enrolled at another school. Military experience after high school may also qualify you for admission through the Adult Entry Process.
WSU has online resources specifically geared toward helping adult students connect with, prepare for, and have a successful academic experience at Winona State.
Once you are ready to take the next steps toward joining the Winona State community, please apply for admission. While applying, you will self-identify as an Adult Entry Learner.
For assistance with the admissions process, please contact the WSU Admission office at 507.457.5100.