Apply to Winona State University

Ready to apply? We'll walk you through the steps you need to take to successfully apply to Winona State University.

Undergraduate Student

It's time to apply! Fall 2022 applications are open now!

Freshman and transfer students, get the information you need to complete your application.

8 Questions to Ask Your Admissions Counselor

These eight questions will help freshmen and transfer students get the information they need to complete their applications.

Graduate Student

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.

International Student

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.

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Adult Entry Student

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.

Post-Secondary Student

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.

DACA Eligible Student

WSU is proud to welcome DACA recipients to study on our campus. Complete your application today!

As you start your journey, check out this helpful checklist (PDF) from the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota. You may also want to learn more about WSU Financial Aid and the Office of Equity and Inclusive Excellence.

If you have questions about the Admissions process, please reach out by calling 507.457.5100 or emailing

Guest Student

Guest students can attend for one term and will need to complete a new registration agreement each term. 

Apply as a guest student (PDF) at Winona State. 

Returning Students

Winona State students who have not attended for one semester or more (summer excluded) are classified as "returning" students.

Returning student must complete the re-enrollment process.