Students may begin the application process any time after the first semester of their junior year in high school. In order to be considered for admission, students should submit the following materials to the Office of Admission, The College of Idaho, 2112 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, Idaho 83605:
- An application for admission.
- An official high school transcript that includes all work from the 9th grade to the date of application (see note on official transcripts below). Upon graduation, a final transcript must be submitted. GED scores may be presented in lieu of an official high school record provided the average score is 500 with no sub-score below 450.
- A transcript of any college work attempted.
Note on official transcripts: Transcripts are official only when mailed directly or delivered in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution to the Admission Office.
- Official ACT or SAT test scores.
In addition, a one to two page essay/personal statement and a teacher/guidance counselor evaluation may also be required of certain applicants.
Students who have graduated from high school two years prior to their anticipated date of enrollment and do not have ACT or SAT scores should consult with an admission counselor about test score and counselor and teacher evaluation requirements.
In addition, a personal interview and campus visit are recommended.
While there is no required pattern of high school study necessary for admission, the following combination is strongly recommended:
- English -- 4 years
- Language -- 3 years
- History and Social Science -- 4 years
- Laboratory Science -- 3 years
- Mathematics -- 4 years
NOTE: To place students in appropriate courses, official copies of all academic transcripts and test scores should be on file in the Admission Office prior to advising and registration for the first time at The College of Idaho. If official copies of documents are not on file within 30 days of the start of the first term of attendance, no credit will be granted for transfer work or AP examination scores.
The application deadline for the Presidential Priority application program is July 15. Applications completed by Oct. 1 will be notified of the admission committee's decision beginning in October and will receive scholarship and financial aid information in advance of other applicant groups.
Our Early Action deadline is November 15. Applicants admitted by Early Action will be informed by mid-December and will qualify for early consideration of scholarships and financial aid.
The deadline for Priority Consideration is February 15. Applications received by this date will be given priority in the regular admission and financial aid process. Notification is rolling and based on availability.
Admitted students responding with their tuition deposit/matriculation fee of $300 on or before May 1 are guaranteed a place in the class.
The final application deadline for freshman applications is July 15. Any applications submitted after this date will be considered by petition only. Financial aid is awarded only after acceptance.