Office of Admissions
Phone: 208-885-6163
Toll free: 88-88-UIDAHO
Fax: 208-885-4477
Student Union Building
P.O. Box 444253
Moscow, ID 83844-4253


Toll free: 88-88-UIDAHO
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

Coeur d'Alene

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

Idaho Falls

Toll free: 88-88-UIDAHO
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 838402

A student studying in the Idaho Commons

Preparing for Idaho

Here are a few things to keep in mind as you prepare for college and the University of Idaho:

Get your best ACT/SAT score.

You may want to consider taking the ACT and/or SAT multiple times. Most students achieve at least a 5 percent improvement the second time they take the tests. Your scores are used for more than deciding if you qualify for acceptance to the university. They also determine your placement in English and math classes and your qualification for merit-based scholarships.

Take the classes you need.

Familiarize yourself with the core academic requirements for admission, and make sure you take the high school classes you will need for college. Also, if you are interested in a certain major, take courses that will help you build the skills you need for that major. For example, if you want to major in architecture, take a drawing or design class.

Stay focused.

“Senioritis” has taken its toll on many academic records. Your junior and senior year high school grades are an important factor in your admission to the university and in your qualification for many scholarships. Don’t slack off and take an easy course load. The hard work you do in high school will mean an easier transition into college. Take a challenging course load and do the work.

Get involved.

Proven leadership skills are a big plus when it comes to applying to colleges and scholarship programs. Get involved in your student government, join a student organization, volunteer in your community, and look for other opportunities to build your leadership skills.

Stay organized.

With everything you have going on right now, it's crucial that you keep your college search materials organized. Keep any communication regarding University of Idaho admissions and financial aid deadlines, and never hesitate to contact us with questions.

Visit campus.

Schedule a personal visit or attend a special visit event, like Sneak Peek, Envision Idaho and Vandal Friday. You will have opportunities to tour campus and on-campus housing options, learn about student activities, meet with faculty members, and more.

Meet a campus rep.

Our campus representatives and counselors visit high schools and college fairs throughout the Northwest. For any questions regarding what steps you can take as you prepare for the admissions and financial aid processes, don't hesitate to contact your admissions counselor.