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Focus On Success

Focus on Success (INTR 101) will give you the extra edge to make your U-Idaho experience even richer.

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Your Fall 2014 To-Do List

Arriving in August 2013 to begin your college adventure? Then this is the list for you. We've designed it to help you make the most of the few short months between now and then. Click the list items below to learn more about each of your to-dos. And please check back frequently for new timely additions to the list.

Your To-Do List

  • 1. Set up your Vandal accounts.
    Setting up your Vandal accounts as soon as possible ensures that you will receive crucial information on important updates about financial aid, billing, housing, registration, deadlines and more.

    Be sure to check your VandalWeb and VandalMail accounts frequently to make sure you don't miss important information.

    VandalWeb is important because it allows you access to your transcripts, student account, add/drop class forms, registration and many other important items that will help with your success at the University of Idaho. 

    VandalMail is important because it is your official email that your professors, advisor and the different university departments will communicate important dates  and information with you. 

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  • 2. Sign up for Vandal Friday.

    Vandal Friday 2014 | March 28 & April 18

    Let us roll out the red carpet for you and yours at THE event for newly admitted students.

    Vandal Friday allows us to officially welcome you and your family to the University of Idaho and provide you an opportunity to forge an initial connection to the University community. You'll have the opportunity to meet your classmates and register early for classes.

    And this year, we're pleased to offer you the chance to choose your Vandal Friday date. It's all a part of the VIP treatment you'll receive at Vandal Friday and the University of Idaho. Simply sign up for the Vandal Friday that's most convenient for your schedule!

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  • 3. Scholarship Deadlines | February 15, 2014
    It is important to meet each scholarship deadline, as it helps to ensure that you have the best possible outcome in gaining funding for your education.

    February 15th is the priority date to fill out and submit your FAFSA

    To keep up to date on priority dates visit the Financial Aid Scholarship page. 
  • 4. Explore your on-campus housing options.
    All first year students are required to live on campus, as on-campus living is proven to help you succeed. So, if you haven’t already, check out the many great housing options on our beautiful residential campus. Choose from our residence halls, Greek houses, or the women’s co-op, Steel HouseApartments and Family Housing options are available for students who meet certain criteria.

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  • 5. Send all final, official transcripts to the Office of Admissions.
    First Year Students: Place an early request with your high school to mail us a transcript after graduation. We will need a final transcript showing your graduation date. Be sure you have submitted your SAT/ACT test scores, advanced placement exam scores and/or college transcripts showing any credits you have earned while in high school, which will be used for English and math placement.

    Transfers: If you have finished all of your classes at a college or university, be sure we have an official transcript from that school showing all of your classes and final grades. If you are still enrolled in college classes, place an early request with the Registrar’s Office to have a transcript mailed to us once you have completed all of your classes and final grades have been posted.

    Send transcripts to:
    Office of Admissions
    University of Idaho
    875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
    Moscow, ID 83844-4264
  • 6. Note important financial dates.
    Be aware of these important dates and deadlines:

    Mid-July – You will receive your University bill that includes charges for tuition & fees, residence hall & meal plan charges for on-campus housing and health insurance. Note: health insurance may be waived if you are covered under another policy. Financial aid and scholarship awards that have been accepted on VandalWeb will be included if you are enrolled half-time (6 credits undergraduate/5 credits graduate) for Stafford loans and full-time (12 credits undergraduate/9 credits graduate) for scholarships and grants.

    August 25 (first day of classes) – All semester tuition, fees, residence hall & meal plan charges for on-campus housing, and health insurance must be paid at the Student Accounts Office, on VandalWeb, or through the mail. Monthly payment plans are available through Student Accounts. 
  • 7. Prepare your computer.
    Planning on bringing your own computer to campus? Have a PDA or Smart Phone? Information Technology Services (ITS) has recommendations to help you prepare for technology use on campus. The best part - these items can be accomplished even before you arrive at U-Idaho.

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