Locations

Moscow

Office of Admissions
admissions@uidaho.edu
Phone: 208-885-6326
Toll free: 88-88-UIDAHO
Fax: 208-885-9119

Mailing Address
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264

Physical/Express Mail Address
University of Idaho
709 Deakin Street SUB Rm 117
Moscow, ID 83844

Boise

admissions@uidaho.edu
Toll free: 88-88-UIDAHO
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

Coeur d'Alene

futurestudents@uidaho.edu
Toll free: 88-88-UIDAHO
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Idaho Falls

futurestudents@uidaho.edu
Toll free: 88-88-UIDAHO
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 838402

First-Year Students | Admission Requirements

First-year students are those applying directly from high school or those applying with fewer than 14 semester credits of transferable college work earned after high school graduation.


Select your student type below to find admission requirements:


  • First-Year Students from Regionally Accredited High Schools

    First-Year students who graduate from a regionally accredited high school must meet all admission requirements in effect for the year they graduated.

    First-Year students include:

    • Those enrolling directly from high school.
    • Those enrolling directly from high school who have completed college-level work while in high school.
    • Those enrolling directly from college who have earned fewer than 14 transferable semester credits after high school graduation.  

    Please note:
    Applicants with fewer than 14 transferable semester credits completed after high school graduation must also meet transfer GPA requirements.

    Early admission may be granted based on a sixth or seventh semester high school transcript if it appears that the student will meet admission requirements.

    You must submit:

    1. An application for admission.
    2. $60 application fee (nonrefundable).
    3. ACT or SAT test scores. You may request copies of your ACT or SAT scores. If your ACT or SAT scores are on your school transcript, you do not need to have them sent separately.
    4. Official high school transcript showing graduation date. If you have not yet graduated from high school, a transcript showing all completed work may be accepted for early admission.
    5. Official transcripts from any colleges or universities attended.

    Academic requirements:

    If you do not meet the published criteria for admission at the time of review, you may apply to the Admissions Committee for consideration.

  • GED Students

    First-Year students who have completed their GED instead of graduating from an accredited high school and have earned fewer than 14 transferable semester credits since obtaining their GED will have their application for admission referred to the Admissions Committee for a decision.

    You must submit:

    1. An application for admission.
    2. $60 application fee (nonrefundable).
    3. ACT or SAT test scores. You may request copies of your ACT or SAT scores. If your ACT or SAT scores are on your school transcript, you do not need to have them sent separately.
    4. A copy of the GED test results.
    5. Official high school transcript showing the work which was completed. (Note: high school transcripts are required from any high school attended even though the student did not graduate.)
    6. Official transcripts from any colleges or universities attended.
    7. Three signed letters of recommendation from individuals who know of, and can attest to, the student's academic ability.
    8. A written statement from the student which includes the student's goals, educational and/or professional objectives, an explanation of past academic performance, information and/or documentation regarding any extenuating circumstances, and any other information the student wishes to have considered.

    Please note:  Applicants with fewer than 14 transferable semester credits completed since obtaining their GED must also meet the admission requirements for new transfers.

  • Home Schooled Students

    First-Year students who have been home schooled either partially or completely for grades 9-12 and have earned fewer than 14 transferable semester credits since graduating from home school will have their application for admission referred to the Admissions Committee for a decision. 

    You must submit:

    1. An application for admission.
    2. $60 application fee (nonrefundable).
    3. ACT or SAT test scores. You may request copies of your ACT or SAT scores. If your ACT or SAT scores are on your secondary school transcript, you do not need to have them sent separately.
    4. Home school transcript or a description of your educational background including subjects studied.
    5. Official transcripts from any secondary school attended prior to or in addition to home schooling.
    6. A copy of the GED test results or a letter asking for a waiver of the GED requirement.
    7. Official transcripts from any colleges or universities attended.
    8. Three signed letters of recommendation from individuals who know of, and can attest to, the student's academic ability.
    9. A written statement from the student which includes the student's goals, educational and/or professional objectives, an explanation of past academic performance, information and/or documentation regarding any extenuating circumstances, and anything else the committee might find useful when reviewing your file.

    Please note: Applicants with fewer than 14 transferable semester credits completed since graduating from home school must also meet the admission requirements for new transfers.

  • First-Year Students from Non-accredited High Schools

    First-Year students who graduate from nonaccredited high schools (high schools without accreditation from a regional accrediting agency such as the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges) and have earned fewer than 14 transferable semester credits since graduating from high school, will have their application for admission referred to the Admissions Committee for a decision.

    You must submit:

    1. An application for admission.
    2. $60 application fee (nonrefundable).
    3. ACT or SAT test scores. You may request copies of your ACT or SAT scores. If your ACT or SAT scores are on your school transcript, you do not need to have them sent separately.
    4. Official high school transcript.
    5. A copy of the GED test results or a letter asking for a waiver of the GED requirement.
    6. Official transcripts from any colleges or universities attended.
    7. Three signed letters of recommendation from individuals who know of, and can attest to, the student's academic ability.
    8. A written statement from the student which includes the student's goals, educational and/or professional objectives, an explanation of past academic performance, information and/or documentation regarding any extenuating circumstances, and anything else the committee might find useful when reviewing your file.
    Please note: Applicants with fewer than 14 transferable semester credits completed after high school graduation must also meet transfer GPA requirements.
  • First-Year Students with Fewer than 14 Transferable Credits

    First-Year students who have earned fewer than 14 transferable semester credits since high school graduation must meet both first-year and transfer admission requirements.

    You must submit:

    1. An application for admission.
    2. $60 application fee (nonrefundable).
    3. ACT or SAT test scores. You may request copies of your ACT or SAT scores. If your ACT or SAT scores are on your school transcript, you do not need to have them sent separately.
    4. Official high school transcript showing graduation date.
    5. Official transcripts from any colleges or universities attended.

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