Transferring & Readmit Students

If you are a transfer or readmit student in the summer, you will need to access the following resources to get started at WSU and to be successful in your WSU course(s). If at any time you have any questions regarding a particular resource, contact the Warrior Hub.

To apply as a transfer student from another college or university, please visit the Admissions website for transfer students.

If you are re-enrolling at WSU after at least one semester away, you should visit the Records & Registration website and following the application process.

After you finish your application and create your StarID, you must activate your StarID in order to register for courses, adjust your schedule, see where your course(s) are located and view your bill.

If you have a StarID from another school within the Minnesota State system, that StarID is universal and will be the same ID you use for WSU.

To be admitted as an Adult Entry Student, 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 Program.

You will have the option to self-disclose if you meet these criteria during the regular admission application process; you will not apply to the Adult Entry Program separately.

You will use your StarID and password to log in to the "Warrior" wireless network and to use your WSU email. To activate your StarID and password, visit the StarID Self Service website.

Alternatively, you can call the Winona State Technical Support Center if you need assistance with any other technical questions or issues. WSU Technical Support can be reached at 507.457.5240 (choose option 1).

The Winona State University Bookstore will have the details of your required textbooks for Winona-based and online classes. The University Center Rochester Bookstore will have the details of your required textbooks for your Rochester-based classes. If you cannot find information about textbook requirements, please contact your professor. 

Summer students pay per-credit tuition and fees. For details on payment dates for the upcoming summer term, see the WSU Payment Procedures and Registration Cancellation Information.

It is important to be aware of the time frames for dropping or withdrawing from Summer Session courses. The deadlines for each class will show up in your class schedule in your Student eServices account. For more details, see the "Summer Term" refund policy.

A note about financial aid: guest students are typically not eligible for federal financial aid; however, if you receive financial aid through your home institution, check with your financial aid office about the possibility of using a consortium agreement to have your aid cover your Winona State course(s).

Financial aid options are available for Summer Session courses. For more information on summer financial aid, you can visit Financial Aid Services.

You will use your Minnesota State StarID to access your WSU D2L Brightspace portal. Whether you are taking a traditional classroom course, an online course or a hybrid course, Desire to Learn (D2L) Brightspace is the online classroom many faculty use to share information with students. Within D2L you will find course content, the ability to upload assignments, online discussion boards and much more.

You can access D2L from the Winona State homepage under the "Resources" tab. Prior to the start of your course, please review the various D2L tutorials to ensure you understand how the interface works.

Before taking an on-campus course in either Winona or Rochester, familiarize yourself with the campus and the Summer Parking regulations.

Winona State University offers housing accommodations to students who are enrolled in summer courses. The Housing & Residence Life office is happy to help you through the application process.