Academic Core Requirements
A high school credit can be counted in only one category. A student will be granted automatic provisional admission if he or she will be short in only one or two core classes after graduation but still meets the criteria for GPA and test scores. Students who will be short more than two core classes, or who do not graduate from a regionally accredited high school (e.g., students who earn a GED, are home-schooled, or graduate from a non-accredited school) should appeal for admission through the Admissions Committee
8-credit (4 years) minimum requirement; Composition, literature, or courses that integrate composition, language, and literature.
Humanities & Language
2-credit (1 year) minimum requirement; literature, history, philosophy, foreign language, fine arts (history, theory, appreciation, and evaluation) and interdisciplinary humanities (related study of two or more of the traditional humanities disciplines). These courses should emphasize history, appreciation, theory, analysis, and/or critique.
History courses beyond those required for state high school graduation may be counted.
Foreign language study is strongly recommended.
6-credit (3 years) minimum requirement; algebra I or applied math I, geometry or applied math II, and algebra II. (Applied math courses must be approved by the Idaho State Department of Education.);
An additional two (2) credits are strongly recommended; other course work may include probability, discrete math, analytic geometry, calculus, statistics, and trigonometry;
Four of the required mathematics credits must be taken in the 10th, 11th, and/or 12th grades.
6-credit (3 years) minimum requirement; anatomy, biology, chemistry, geology, earth science, physical science, physiology, physics, and zoology;
A maximum of two (2) credits from vocational science courses may be counted if the courses are jointly approved by the Idaho State Department of Education (SDOE) and the State Department of Vocational Education (SDVE); Ecology will count if SDOE approved.
At least 2 credits must involve lab science experience.
5-credit (2 1/2 years) minimum requirement; american government (state and local), geography, U.S. history, world history, psychology, sociology, and economics.
Approved consumer economics courses may be counted toward this requirement.
Other College Preparation
3-credit (1 1/2 years) minimum requirement; speech or debate (No more than one credit. Debate must be taught by a certified teacher);Studio/performing arts (art, dance, drama, and music); or foreign language (beyond any foreign language credit applied in the Humanities & Language category).