Winona State University International Student & Scholar Services • Kryzsko Commons 233, 175 West Mark Street • Winona, Minnesota 55987, U.S.A.
Phone: +1.507.457.5303 • Fax: +1.507.457.2474• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
— How to Apply —
1. Apply Online www.winona.edu/internationalservices
2. Pay the $20 Non-Refundable Application Fee online with credit card,
personal check or money order to Winona State University.
3. Submit Academic Records
High School & First Year Students
Submit your official paper secondary education records dated and stamped
with grades and courses. A certified English translation is required if the
record is not in English. PDF or electronic documents are not accepted.
A Levels, Advanced Placement (AP) and International
WSU will give undergraduate course credit for A Levels, AP and IB exams.
Submit official transcripts with grades and courses from all
colleges/universities attended. A certified English translation is required if
the record is not in English. PDF or electronic documents are not accepted.
If you took fewer than 24 semester credits, submit your final secondary
education records. A minimum of 2.4 GPA is required for admission. To
receive credit for the courses taken, submit a course-by-course
evaluation from one of the agencies accredited by www.naces.org/
Department Specific Requirements
Some degree programs may have additional standards for entrance
into the major after you are enrolled at WSU. These include College of
Business and College of Education degrees, Nursing, Social Work, and
Athletic Training majors.
Contact your university’s study abroad or cultural exchange office for
additional details on your application to WSU.
4. Provide a detailed explanation of any educational gaps
5. Submit One of the Following English Language Proficiency Exam
Results if your native language is not English.
Test of English as a Foreign Language TOEFL
International English Language Testing System IELTS
SAT (Critical Reading and Math only)
*WSU school code for TOEFL is 6680. ACT school code is 2162.
All Documents Must be Received Before the Application Deadline
6. Documents Required for Issuing an I-20 Form
a) An official bank statement or verification of deposit in the
estimated amount for one academic year dated within the past
six (6) months
b) Completed financial information form or a letter from a sponsor
if the sponsor is from the U.S.
c) A copy of your passport or birth certificate
d) If you are currently in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa other than F-
1 visa, you must send a copy of your passport with the visa page.
e) If you are in the U.S. with an F-1 visa, fill out the Transfer
Recommendation form. (www.winona.edu/internationalservices/F-1.asp)
and email it to email@example.com to transfer your SEVIS record
7. Graduate Admission
All graduate applicants must apply online at
www.winona.edu/gradstudies/how-to-apply.asp and submit all required
document to the Graduate Studies Office. To receive an I-20 form, see point 7
and contact International Student & Scholar Services.
8. Apply for Housing Online at www.winona.edu/housing/
To learn about off-campus housing options, visit
9. Health Insurance and Immunization Requirements
You are required by Minnesota State law to enroll in the University Health
Insurance. This annual premium is due and payable upon your arrival on
Immunization Form: You must also complete the immunization form at
www.winona.edu/healthservices/immunizations.asp and submit to International
Student & Scholar Services at firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Fee: $20 USD
Official TOEFL/IELTS/SAT/ACT Scores Sent Directly to WSU
Academic Records (High School Certificate, College Transcripts)
Completed Application Form
Completed Financial Information Form/Letter from sponsor
Photocopy of Passport
Send your Application Packet to:
Winona State University
International Student & Scholar Services
175 West Mark Street
Winona, Minnesota 55987