Conditional admission may be granted to students who qualify academically, but have not yet achieved University of Idaho's minimum English language requirements for full admission. Students granted conditional admission must enroll in the American Language and Culture Program (ALCP) to achieve the minimum language requirement. If the required level of language proficiency is not achieved within a two-year time period, applicants may petition to continue in ALCP and will need to reactivate their application for admission to the academic department. Some students may qualify for the Global Student Success Program based on their current English language scores.
If you are a freshman or first-year student:
- Undergraduate applicants who have no previous work at the post-secondary level must have at least a 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) from a secondary school. Students must also meet the criteria for admission to university-level study in their home country.
- Students with a GPA less than 2.5 may apply through the Global Student Success Program.
If you are a transfer student:
- Undergraduate applicants who have attended a post-secondary institution and have completed at least 14 transferable semester credits at an accredited institution must present a minimum grade point average of 2.0 for all post-secondary work. For admission into the College of Engineering, transfer students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.8. Other departments may have additional requirements. Students who have completed fewer than 14 transferable semester credits (post-secondary) must meet the freshman or first-year student requirements in addition to the transfer student requirements.
- Please note: Students transferring to the University of Idaho from another U.S. college or university must notify their current international student advisor of their plans to transfer to the University of Idaho. Please refer to the SEVIS Transfer Process Form for more information about this topic.
- Fall 1 ALCP Session (August to October): May 1
- Fall 2 ALCP Session (October to December): August 1
- Spring 1 ALCP Session (January to March): October 1
- Spring 2 ALCP Session (March to May): January 1
- Summer ALCP Session (June to July): March 1
Please note: Complete applications along with all required supporting documents must be received in the admissions office by the deadlines outlined above.
Students must submit:
- An international application for admission.
- Official secondary school transcripts identifying subjects taken, marks received and graduation date. If you have not yet graduated from your secondary school, a transcript showing all completed work may be accepted for early admission. External examination reports should be provided when applicable.
- Official transcripts with subjects and marks received from any colleges or universities attended.
- An official TOEFL score or equivalent if you are not seeking conditional admission
- Certified, literal translations of all credentials issued in any language other than English. To find more information about the University of Idaho’s policy on academic transcripts and certified translations see the Transcripts and Translations Document.
- A statement of your activities if you've had a gap in education.
Please note: Students applying after the deadlines above or with incomplete files by these deadlines can still be considered for admission if they have their educational credentials evaluated by a professional evaluation service. There are five professional credential evaluation services from which the University of Idaho will accept evaluations.
In order to study in the U.S., students must also meet financial requirements (.pdf) as set by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations. Refer to the cost estimates (.pdf) for more information on this topic.
Students must submit:
- A signed Certificate of Financial Responsibility from the applicant, and applicant's sponsor if he/she is being sponsored.
- An original bank statement (or letter from an appropriate official on bank letterhead) from the applicant or applicant's sponsor if he/she is being sponsored, showing that the necessary minimum funds are available.
- A copy of the applicant's passport.