How to Apply

How to Apply for Admissions

1. Check Your Admissions Requirements 
Domestic Applicants | International Applicants
Admission is dependent on credentials that demonstrate the applicant's capacity to succeed academically at the university level.
2. Fill Out an Application
The application is available in both online and paper formats. The admissions office prefers the online application. The online application is processed faster, and the application fee is $25 less than the paper application fee. Those who apply online can also check the status of their application any time by logging back into the online application.
More Info: Online Application | Application Deadlines

Pay the Application Fee
Graduate admissions WILL NOT process your application or supporting documents until your application fee has been paid. The application fee is non-refundable and cannot be waived.

4. Submit Required Documents (send these together when possible)

  • Transcripts & Academic Credentials
    • US Institutions: Academic Transcripts from each college or university attended must be received by the Graduate Admissions Office directly from the awarding institution in the officially sealed envelope bearing the institution’s official seal, stamp, and/or appropriate signature.
      • Current or Former U-Idaho Students: If you have or are currently attending the U-Idaho, you do not need to order U-Idaho transcripts. The graduate admissions office will secure them for you.
    • International Institutions: Academic Credentials of all post-secondary course work must be received according to the Country Specific directions on the Graduate Admissions Office website.Note: Failure to adhere to these requirements could delay your credential evaluation and/or admission to the University of Idaho.
  • Test Scores GRETOEFL
    • The UI Institution Code for both the TOEFL & GRE is 4843.
    • If you need a department code, and do not know what your department code is, use:
            TOEFL: 99   GRE: 5199
(A waiver for language proficiency requirement (TOEFL) is automatically granted to students whose education is from countries where English is the official/native language.)
5. Check the Status of Your Application Online
Check the status of your Online application for admission.

Important Notes: 
  • All documents are subject to verification by University of Idaho.
  • All documents received by University of Idaho become the property of University of Idaho and will not be released to anyone or any institution--not even the applicant.
  • University of Idaho evaluates credentials earned through formal academic training only. Applicants should NOT submit documentation of short-term professional development courses or other non-formal, non-academic training with their application; as such documents will not be evaluated or reflected in the University of Idaho evaluation report.
  • If applicable, applicants must submit proof of name change. (Clear, legible photocopy of marriage certificate, for example.)
  • Some academic institutions can take several weeks to provide transcripts so applicants may want to request their transcript at the earliest possible
  • An Application and an Application Fee are valid for a specific degree, major, and semester. Any change in degree, major or semester before enrollment requires a new application.
  • Graduate Admissions will not disclose to an applicant reasons for denial. Graduate Admissions will encourage the student to contact the department directly and inquire how they might improve their application for future admissions. (The Department can choose to disclose or not.)