When you've determined that the University of Idaho is the right fit for your academic goals, you have several options for admission as an international student:
- Conditional Admission (undergraduate and graduate students): If you meet our academic performance minimums, but do not meet our English language proficiency minimums, you are encouraged to apply for conditional admission.
- Undergraduate Admission: If you are seeking an undergraduate degree (bachelor’s) from the University of Idaho and you meet both the academic performance and language test score minimums, then you are able to apply for regular admission.
- Graduate Admission: If you are seeking a graduate degree (master’s or doctorate) from the University of Idaho, please visit the Office of Graduate Admissions to learn more about degree programs, academic and language requirements (determined by each individual department) and application procedures.
- Exchange Student Admission: Exchange students visit the University of Idaho as full-time students for a period of usually one or two semesters pursuant to a formal reciprocal exchange agreement between the University of Idaho and their home institution or with an exchange organization of which the University of Idaho is a member.
Undergraduate Academic Requirements
A 2.5 on a 4.0 GPA scale is required from secondary school. Students must meet criteria for admission to university level study in home country.Accepted Credit
International Baccalaureate Credit
General Certificate of Education
Global Assessment Certificate
AP and CLEP Credit
Graduate Academic Requirements
Graduate school applicants must possess the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree, with a minimum overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Students must meet criteria set by UI Graduate Admissions, as well as individual academic departments.
Click here for more information regarding academic requirements for graduate students.
The following are acceptable as proof of English competency for students for whom English is not their primary language. The substitutions are considered to be equivalent to a TOEFL score of 525/70 and are available only for undergraduate students applying for admission in degree and non-degree seeking programs.
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) minimum score of 525 on the paper test or 70 on the Internet-based test
- Completion of the University of Idaho American Language and Culture Program (ALCP)
- SAT critical reading minimum score of 500 (SAT taken prior to March 2016)
- SAT evidence based reading & writing minimum score of 550 (SAT taken March 2016 and after)
- Completion from Lewis-Clark State College Institute of Intensive English Bridge Program
- Spokane College of English Language (SCEL), pass of Level 140
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum score of 6.0
- Pearson (PTE) Academic score of 48
- ELS Language Centers, pass of Level 112
- Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English), pass
- Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English), pass
- Cambridge International "O" Levels, pass
- MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) score of 74
- English proficiency demonstration is waived for any applicant who has a previous degree at an accredited U.S. institution
- Based on the judgment of the Admissions Office, students who have taken English classes at U.S. institutions and passed those classes may have the English proficiency demonstration waived.
- A waiver for this requirement is automatically granted to students from countries where English is the native language and/or the official language for academic instruction. English proficiency tests are not required if the applicant's native country is one of the following:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Grand Cayman Islands
- Ireland and Northern Ireland
- New Zealand
- Sierra Leone
- St Christopher-Nevis
- St Kitt
- St Lucia
- St Vincent and Grenadines
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Virgin Islands