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New Students

Whether you are starting college for the first time, transferring to Winona State from another school, returning to college after being away, or getting a jump start on your degree during high school, Advising Services is here to help.  

Everything about college is new and exciting, and it can be overwhelming sometimes. You won’t have to do this alone.

For first-year students making the transition from high school to college, Winona State offers a series of programs to get you off to a strong start.

Learn more about programs and resources designed to guide through your first year successfully.

Transfer students are invited by mail to attend a special Transfer Student Registration Day. 

On this day, you will meet with an academic advisor to register for classes and sign up for the eWarrior Digital Life & Learning Program. You'll also learn strategies to make your transition a success.

Transfer Registration Dates

  • March 18, 25 & 28
  • April 1
  • June 21-24
  • July 15
  • August 18
    If you have questions regarding any of WSU's Transfer Registration events, please contact WSU Admission's at 507.457.5104 or 507.457.5100

    Welcome Week is another event to help you transition to WSU and meet other new students on campus. A $25 fee for meals and entertainment is charged to your student account if you sign up.  

    A free online orientation is also available to incoming transfer students. You can complete the online modules from anywhere at any time.

    Please contact Darcie Mueller at DMueller@winona.edu if you have any questions about Welcome Week, online orientation or other transfer-related programs.

    Taking college-level classes as a high school student is a great way to get ahead and save money. Learn more about Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) at WSU including:

    • eligibility
    • program requirements
    • benefits
    • application process

    Accepted students are emailed an invitation to attend a special PSEO registration day. On this day, you will meet with an academic advisor to select classes that meet your specific high school requirements and work toward a future college degree.  

    If you plan to study full-time at WSU, consider whether you'd like to attend Welcome Week. It's a great way to meet potential classmates, get to know campus resources and have a fuller college experience.

    Congratulations on your decision to earn your college degree. The Adult Entry Process provides services and resources designed to meet your unique needs as an adult student. These resources include a free online orientation to get you off to a strong start.  

    If you have any questions or need more information, please contact an academic advisor in Adult and Continuing Education