International Students

Please follow the steps below to apply for admission to a graduate program at Winona State University.


Apply Online

Complete the online WSU Graduate Application for Admissions


Send Transcripts & English Proficiency Scores

Previous University Degrees Evaluation

If you have attended a university outside of the United States, an official course-by-course evaluation must be submitted to School of Graduate Studies Office, and the evaluation must be completed by a NACES or AICE member company.

English Proficiency

English proficiency test scores are not required for applicants that have completed post-secondary coursework in countries listed below.

Coursework must consist of at least 16 semester credits or 24 quarter credits and cannot include ESL coursework. Coursework cannot be any older than two (2) years, unless applicant’s high school education was also completed in one of the accepted countries.

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominica
  • England
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Monserrat
  • New Zealand 
  • Northern Ireland
  • Palau
  • Scotland
  • Seychelles
  • Shetland Islands
  • St. Kitts-Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Wales
  • U.S. Territories including American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands

If you have not completed enough coursework in one of these countries within the last two years, you will be required to submit test scores. 

Test
Minimum Score
TOEFL
80
IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic
58
Duolingo
105

Please note that these scores are the minimum University requirements. It is your responsibility to know the academic program's English proficiency requirements before you apply, as some programs may require higher scores.

WSU does not accept MyBest Scores, sometimes known as super scores.

Next Steps for Admitted Students

Once you’ve been admitted to WSU, visit the International Student and Scholar Services website for details on how to prepare for arrival.  You can also contact them using one of the methods below:

  • What’s App - 1.507.312.3984
  • WeChat - WSUInternational
  • Call - 1.507.457.5303
  • is@winona.edu