Transfer Admissions

To complete your application, you’ll just need to send college transcripts and pay the application fee.

Guaranteed Admission

Transfer students who have completed at least 24 credits at a regionally-accredited college or university with a 2.4 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale will be admitted.

Keep in mind that Rochester is a degree-completion campus, so you need at least 60 credits to enter these programs.

You may be referred to Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) or a Transfer Pathways program to meet the minimum credit criteria.

If you don’t meet this requirement—don’t worry.

We still encourage you to apply.

A transfer specialist will review your application to determine your potential for success at WSU.

We may request additional information before making an admissions decision.

How to Apply

Your application won’t be processed until your transcript and fee payment are received.

If you have questions about the admission process or transferring credits, feel free to reach out to wsutransfer@winona.edu.

Transfer Credits

Let’s pop the question: Will your credits transfer?

The answer is yes, a thousand times yes.

Don’t worry about getting an official transcript evaluation. The WSU Admissions team always evaluates your credits when you’re accepted.

You can use Transferology to get a sense of how your credits will transfer to WSU. This is a free resource available 24/7.

Transfer Pathways

With a Transfer Pathway program, you can start your education at RCTC or another Minnesota State community college. Once you’ve completed your associate degree, you can then seamlessly transfer into a bachelor’s degree program at WSU.

It’s just as if you had started at WSU as a first-year student—no need to take extra courses or fear losing credits.

Transfer Pathways are an easy way to save time and money. Plus, you have the flexibility to attend classes on campus or online.

Track Your Application

Can’t wait to see if you got in?

You can check on your application status any day, any time in the My Warrior Life portal.

Once you’ve been accepted, you’ll find a checklist that outlines your next steps for housing, financial aid, and more.

Students are also mailed a decision 2-3 weeks after all information is received. If you don’t get the decision you were hoping for, there is an appeal process.

Remember that admission to Winona State University is the first step. Some degree programs may have additional standards for entrance after you’re enrolled at WSU.