Inquiries about Admissions should be directed to:
Office of Enrollment Planning
& Academic Services
Idaho State University
P.O. Box 8054
Pocatello, Idaho 83209
Admissions Related Questions:
School of Applied Technology
Idaho State University
P. O. Box 8380
Pocatello, Idaho 83209
(208) 236-2622 or 1(800) 999-4781
Questions about the processing of admissions documents:
Office of Admissions
Idaho State University
P.O. Box 8270
Pocatello, Idaho 83209
Idaho State University welcomes all students of good character who provide evidence of suitable preparation for work at the college level. Write directly to the Office of Admissions for required admission forms and accompanying instructions. The following information applies to undergraduate students applying for admission to academic programs for Fall 1992 through Summer 1993. Please refer to the School of Applied Technology regarding admission to applied technology programs. Graduate students should refer to the Graduate School Bulletin.
NOTICE TO ALL STUDENTS:
ALL REQUIRED ADMISSIONS DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO ENROLLMENT
Students should hear from the Admissions Office five to ten days following
their application to Idaho State University. Once all required documents and
materials are received, copies are forwarded to the academic college of the
students major where an advisor is assigned. Those who are undecided about a
major are assigned an advisor from the Supplemental Advising Program.
NOTE: It is critical that students submit necessary admission documents early
so they may be cleared to pre-register ahead of time. Early pre-registration programs are held in April and June for accepted students. Those submitting application materials late cannot be assured of registration for the current semester.
STUDENTS GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL IN MAY 1989 AND LATER, AND TRANSFER STUDENTS WITH LESS THAN 14 CREDITS
Students graduating from high school in May 1989 and later and transfer students with less than 14 college credits who are seeking a degree at ISU are required to submit the following documents to the Office of Admissions:
The following college entrance, core subject requirements were established by the State Board of Education to be implemented in the Fall 1989 semester and thereafter. Students must meet these minimum credit requirements with an average GPA of 2.0 to be eligible for Regular Admission. Students must comply with the requirements at the time of their high school graduation.
Subject Applicable H.S. Min. Select from these Area Grad. Yrs. Req. Subject Areas
English 1989 and 8 cr. Composition & Literature later
Math 1989, 1990 4 cr. Algebra I & Geometry OR Algebra I & Algebra II. Other courses may be selected from: Analytic Geometry, Calculus, Statistics, Trigonometry.
1991 6 cr. Algebra I & Geometry and another course requiring Algebra I as a prerequisite. Other courses may be selected from: Algebra II, Analytic Geometry, Calculus, Statistics, Trigonometry. Two years of math credits must be taken in the 10th, 11th or 12th grades.
1992 6 cr. Same as above, and courses not identified by traditional titles; i.e., Algebra I or Geometry may be used as long as they contain all of the critical components (higher math functions) prescribed by the State Department of Education Secondary School Course of Study Guide.
Social 1989 and 5 cr. American Government (state & local), Sciences later Geography, U.S. History, World History. Other courses may be selected from: Economics (Consumer Economics if it includes components as recommended by the State Department of Education), Psychology, Sociology.
Natural 1989, 1990 4 cr. Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences Science, Geology, Physiology, Physics, Physical Science, Zoology (must have laboratory science experience in at least two credits).*
1991 6 cr. Same as above.
1992 6 cr. Same as above. In addition, vocational science courses jointly approved by the State Department of Education and the State Division of Vocational Education (maximum of two credits).
*Note: A laboratory science course is defined as one in which at leastone class period each week is devoted to providing students the opportunity to manipulate equipment, materials or specimens; to develop skills in observation and analysis; and discover, demonstrate, illustrate, or test scientific principles or concepts.
Fine Arts/ 1989, 1990 4 cr. Literature, History, Philosophy, Foreign 1991 Foreign Language, and related study of Languages/ two or more of the traditional Humanities humanities disciplines. History Foreign Language courses beyond those may be counted toward this Strongly Recomnd.) requirement. Studio performing classes in Art,
Dance, Music (to include components as recommended by State Department of Education; i.e., theory, performance, history, & appreciation evaluation). No more than two credits of studio/performing arts may be counted toward this requirement. Practical arts courses will not be counted toward this requirement. Practical arts are defined as vocational, pre-vocational, or consumer homemaking
programs approved by the State Board of Education.
Humanities/1992 2 cr. Literature, History, Philosophy, Fine Foreign Arts and interdisciplinary humanities Languages (related study of two or more of the (Foreign traditional humanities disciplines).
Language These courses should emphasize Strongly history, appreciation, theory and/or Recommended) critique. History courses beyond those required state high school graduation may be counted. Other 1992 3 cr. Speech or debate (no more than one College credit). Studio/performing arts (art, Preparation dance, drama, and music). Foreign languages (Beyond any foreign language credit applied in the Humanities/ Foreign Language category). State Division of Vocational Education approved classes (no more than two credits in this category) in Agricultural Science and Technology, Business and Office Education, Health Occupations Education, Consumer Home-making Education, Occupational Home Economics, Industrial Technology Education, Marketing and Multi-Occupations Education, and Trade, Industrial and Technical Education.
Students meeting requirements for regular admission may be admitted to one of two levels under this category according to the students predicted ISU grade point average (GPA) which is based on a weighted combination of core subject high school grade point average and ACT Composite Score or SAT (Verbal + Math) total score.
Level 1: Students will be admitted to Level 1 if their predicted first semester ISU grade point average is less than 2.00.
Level 1 students may not enroll for more than 13 credits per semester. They will meet with an assigned academic advisor who will help them to plan a schedule of classes that meets their needs and utilizes support services that will help them to be successful. They may not register for courses until 1) they have taken mathematics and English placement tests, and 2) course schedules are approved by their assigned academic advisor. Students whose placement test scores indicate deficiencies in mathematics or English must enroll for the appropriate courses in these areas during their first or second semesters.
Students admitted at Level 1 who complete at least four college level courses (remedial classes do not count), a minimum of 12 credit hours, and have a college grade point average of 2.00 or better at ISU or another post-secondary institution will be allowed to register as Level 2 students in subsequent semesters.
Level 2: Students will be admitted to Level 2 if their predicted first semester ISU grade point average is 2.00 or higher.
Students entering at this level are not restricted in number of hours or selection of courses. They are required to take English and mathematics placement tests, and meet with an academic advisor in their chosen major prior to registration.
Students NOT meeting the minimum credits required in the high school core subject areas with a 2.0 GPA for regular admission still may be considered for provisional admission to ISU by satisfying one of the following criteria:
b. A weighted combination of grades in high school core subjects completed and ACT Composite Score or SAT (Math + Verbal) Total Score that predict a 2.00 GPA at ISU.
NOTE: Students not meeting requirements under item #1 still may be considered for provisional admission by petitioning the admissions committee.
2. Students who have completed the GED (General Education Development Test) certificate with successful scores after May 1989, are at least 19 years of age, and have a predicted college GPA of 2.0 based on ACT/SAT scores. Successful GED scores are defined as an average of 45 on all tests, with no score lower than 35. GED students who are 21 at the time of their first enrollment are exempt from taking the ACT/SAT.
NOTE: Students not meeting requirements under item #2 still may be considered for provisional admission by petitioning the admissions committee.
3. Students not meeting the minimum requirements under items 1 and 2 may deserve consideration for provisional admission because of special circumstances, e.g., disadvantaged and minority status, delayed entry, returning veteran, or talented student wishing to enter college early. Students must submit a petition to the Admissions Committee explaining why they feel they can be successful at ISU even though they were unable to meet university admission requirements. Letters of support from counselors, teachers, etc., on the students behalf are encouraged.
Provisional admissions is not a probationary status. Students provisionally accepted are not restricted from being considered for scholarships and have the rights and privileges granted all students.
Students with provisional standing may change to regular admission status upon satisfactory completion of 14 baccalaureate level credits, 12 of which must be in four different subject areas of the general education requirements at ISU. Regular admissions status must be attained within three semesters or the student will be dismissed subject to institutional committee appeal procedures and retention/probation/dismissal policies.
STUDENTS GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL PRIOR TO MAY 1989
Students graduating from high school prior to May 1989 who are seeking a degree at ISU are required to submit the following documents to the Office of Admissions:
STUDENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED THE GED (GENERAL EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT TEST)
Admission Requirements Applicable To
*Students completing the GED prior to May 1989 or who are 21 or older when they enroll are exempt from taking the ACT/SAT exam.Transfer Students
A transfer student is a student who has been enrolled and received grades at any college of university prior to being admitted to Idaho State University. Students who fit this definition but who are transferring fewer than 14 academic credits from other institutions to ISU are subject to the admission requirements for new freshmen students.
Transfer students must submit the following to the Office of Admissions at least 1 month prior to the start of classes:
Students having a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 may be admitted to the appropriate class standing upon prior presentation of official credentials. Students with less than a 2.0 cumulative GPA for previous college work are required to submit a petition to the Admissions Committee to be considered for admission.
Transfer credits will not be evaluated until the student has applied for
admission and furnished the Office of Admissions with official transcripts.
NOTE: It is critical that students submit necessary admission documents early
so they may be cleared to pre-register early. Those submitting application materials late cannot be assured of registration for the current semester.
Statewide Articulation and Associate Degree Policy
To facilitate the transfer of students, Idaho's 4-year colleges and universities, including Boise State University, Idaho State University, the University of Idaho, and Lewis-Clark State College, and Idaho's 2-year colleges, including the College of Southern Idaho, North Idaho College, and Treasure Valley Community College from Ontario, Oregon, shall individually and jointly honor the terms of this statewide articulation policy.
Students who complete requirements for the Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees at CSI, NIC, and TVCC from the year 1987 on will be considered as satisfying the lower divisiongeneral education core requirements at the 4-year state institutions in Idaho and will not be required to complete any additional lower division general education core courses subject to the conditions listed below. This does not exempt students from lower division courses that are required in the students major. Students from these same institutions graduating with A.A. and A.S. degrees prior to 1987 are subject to the provisions under the articulation agreements at the time of their graduation.
Transfer students from CSI, NIC and TVCC who have completed the general education core courses will not be required to complete additional lower division general education core courses. However, these students must obtain certification of such completion. Certification of successful completion of the lower division general education core for students who have not completed the Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees is the responsibility of the transferring institution.
This transfer policy will provide for the fulfillment of all general education, lower division core requirements only. It is not intended to meet departmental requirements or specific course requirements of unique or professional programs (e.g., engineering, pharmacy, business, etc.). Students who plan to transfer to unique or professional programs should consult with their advisors and make early contact with a program representative from the institution to which they intend to transfer.
Transfer students from CSI, NIC, and TVCC who have not completed the Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees, or the general education core courses from these institutions will not come under the provisions of this articulation policy. These students will have their credits evaluated on a course by course basis to determine individual general educational goals fulfilled.
A maximum total of 70 lower division credit hours will normally be accepted for transfer from accredited community and junior colleges including CSI, NIC, and TVCC. Remedial and vocational classes will not transfer, thus reducing the number of total credits transferring.
Institutional Articulation Agreement Between Ricks College and Idaho State University
Students graduating from Ricks College with an Associate of Arts and Sciences (A.A.S.) degree will be considered to have fulfilled all lower division ISU general education requirements with the exception of Goal #1, English Composition. Students may fulfill this requirement by completing Ricks Colleges English 215, Advanced Composition, 3 credits, with a grade of C or better, or they may complete ISUs English 201, Critical Reading and Writing, 3 credits with a C or better.
Ricks College students eligible for transfer credit consideration under the provisions of this agreement are not exempt from specific departmental requirements, including lower division course requirements.
A maximum total of 70 lower division credit hours will be considered for transfer from Ricks College to ISU. Remedial, vocational, and certain religious education classes will not transfer, thus reducing the number of total credits transferring. Students transferring without the A.A.S. degree will have their credits evaluated on a course by course basis to determine individual general education goals fulfilled.
Policies Governing Fulfillment of General Education Requirements by Transfer Students
Transfer students should be aware that graduation requirements for certain majors may include specific courses or additional credit hours in courses normally associated with General Education Requirements. In such instances, careful selection may enable the student to progress more efficiently by satisfying a General Education Requirement and a similar program requirement with the same course.
Transfer Students with Fewer Than 58 Credits
Students transferring to Idaho State University with fewer than 58 credits from other institutions (excluding those eligible for transfer credit consideration under the provisions of the Statewide Articulation Agreement or the Ricks College, ISU Institutional Articulation Agreement) must complete the General Education Requirements as previously stated. Work taken at other institutions is reviewed on a course-by-course basis to determine which goals are met. Goals not met with transferred course work must be satisfied by ISU courses listed as meeting those goals.
Transfer Students with 58 or More Credits
Students transferring to Idaho State University with 58 or more credits from other institutions (excluding those students eligible for transfer credit consideration under the provisions of the Statewide Articulation Agreement or the Ricks College, ISU Institutional Articulation Agreement) must satisfy Goals 1, 2, and 3 as previously stated. They may consider Goals 4 and 5 as an eight-hour natural/physical science requirement. Bachelor of Arts students may consider Goals 6, 7, and 8 as a nine-hour humanities requirement; Goals 9, 10A, 10B, 11, and 12 as a twelve-hour social science requirement. Bachelor of Science students may consider Goals 6, 7, and 8 as a six-hour humanities requirement; Goals 9, 10A, 10B, 11 and 12 as a nine-hour social science requirement. Students pursuing the B.A. or B.S. degrees who opt to fulfill goal 10B also must take six credit hours from Goals 9, 11, and/or 12. Transfer students pursuing a B.A. degree from the College of Arts and Sciences must complete Goals 10A, 10B, and 6 additional credit hours in Goals 9, 11, and/or 12.
Transfer courses falling within the above general groups may be counted toward fulfillment of General Education Requirements at ISU. Courses taken by the transfer student after enrolling at ISU to meet the General Education Requirements within the above groups must be selected from the unfulfilled goals in those groups.
Transfer Students with Associate Degrees
Students with associate degrees from an accredited institution will follow the
transfer credit guidelines for students with 58 or more credits, as stated
above, with the exception of those transfer students eligible for transfer
consideration under the provisions of the Statewide Articulation Agreement and
the Ricks College, ISU Articulation Agreement.
NOTE: Students and advisors should consult with the Registrar or Office of
Admissions about additional agreements. (See also the Statewide Articulation and Associate Degree Policy and the Ricks College, Idaho State University Institutional Articulation Agreement at the beginning of this section.)
Transfer Students with Bachelor Degrees
Students with bachelors degrees from an accredited institution will be considered to have met Idaho State Universitys General Education Requirements.
Transfer Students from Non-Accredited Institutions
Credit from non-accredited institutions will be accepted on the basis of the practice as reported in the Report of Credit Given by Educational Institutions, published by the American Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers. Credit denied on the basis of such practice may be sought by examinations.
Undergraduate, degree-seeking students who have not enrolled for classes at ISU for a 2-year period of time are required to re-apply and submit the following to the Office of Admissions:
ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO ENROLLMENT
Students who have enrolled for ISU classes during a 2-year time period may register for classes without re-applying to the university. However, some departments may have more restrictive requirements, and admission may be valid for only a particular semester or year. Students should contact departments to determine these more restrictive requirements.
Those students sitting out a semester or more are required to provide the
Admissions Office with their current address, telephone number, major, and
official transcript from colleges they may have attended.
NOTE: It is critical that students submit the necessary admission documents
early so they may be cleared to pre-register for classes early. Those submitting application materials late cannot be assured of registration for the current semester.
Admission or Re-Admission of Students with Behavioral Problems
Whenever an applicant for admission or a student (regardless of the program of study or whether full-time or part-time) exhibits behavior which poses a substantial threat to himself/herself or other members of the university community or is disruptive of the educational processes, said student or applicant will be subjected to a special screening process. This process has been formulated as a result of recommendations of a committee of the faculty and students of this institution and will apply to any admission or re-admission request. In the event that the conduct or behavior of the individual or any other member of the university community is disruptive of the educational process of the institution, these procedures shall apply whether the cause of the condition is medical, psychiatric, behavioral, otherwise, or a combination of the above.
Students in good standing from any recognized college or university, who wish to enroll at Idaho State University for the purpose of applying those credits to the college or university last attended, may be admitted as transient students.
Applicants seeking transient sudent status should obtain the Declaration as a Transient Undergraduate form from the Office of Admissions. In addition, such a student is required to submit an official transcript from the last college attended OR verification from the registrar of that institution that the applicant is a student in good standing at the college. This verification can be made by obtaining the registrars seal and signature on the lower portion of the declaration form.
The classification of a transient student is valid for one semester or two summer sessions only. This is because of the demands made by employers, bureaus of occupational licenses and teacher certification divisions of the respective state departments of education to have the students entire academic record consolidated on a regular transcript form for purposes of future reference, counseling and issuing of licenses or certificates.
Admitted as a transient student will be entered in the memo space of the transcript. If at the end of the semester or summer session the student wishes to remain at ISU to work toward a degree, s/he must then furnish complete transcripts and test scores for admission as a regular student.
Non-Degree Seeking Students
A person may make application as a non-degree seeking student if he/she does not wish to qualify for admission for degree work but to pursue studies for personal edification. Such a student may register for and complete a maximum of 32 undergraduate semester credit hours. Upon completion of 32 semester credit hours, the student must complete regular admission procedures at Idaho State University to enroll for additional degree credits or sign a non-degree waiver to continue as a non-degree seeking student. All admission requirements must be met before the university can assist this student in obtaining a degree. Such a student will be classified as non-degree seeking until all admission requirements are met for classification as a regular student.
High school students may make application as non-degree seeking with the written permission from their principal or counselor, approval from the dean of the appropriate ISU academic college as well as the written signature of the Associate Director for Admissions and Enrollment Programs. High school students meeting the necessary requirements will be allowed to enroll on a part-time (0-7 credits) basis.
A student being admitted to non-degree seeking student status must (1) understand that acceptance in this category does not constitute acceptance to a degree-granting program; (2) have sufficient educational background to qualify for the course or courses in which enrollment is sought; and (3) accept personal responsibility for the applicability of credits earned while registered in this category. (4) understand that students in this category cannot be considered for federal of state financial aid.
Any deviations from the admission procedures listed will be acted upon by the Associate Director for Admissions and/or the Admissions Committee.
Admission of an international student is dependent upon credentials showing proof of a capacity for an extra margin of performance. The Office of Admissions recognizes there are no such things as equivalents between curricula in any other country and the United States; thus foreign courses must be evaluated in terms of approximations.
Transfer of Credits. Students completing two- or three-year advanced degrees from other countries may be considered for undergraduate admission with possible advanced standing of up to two years (60 credits) or up to three years (90 credits). Any credits advanced to the student have been determined acceptable based on a course by course analysis after official transcripts and a syllabus have been submitted that describes the individual courses and programs of study for the student. Two- and three-year degrees from other countries are not acceptable for admission to graduate school.
Students from other countries are required to take and receive a satisfactory score (minimum of 500) on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). Successful scores must be submitted to the Admissions Office early so that an admission decision can be made. If the student is transferring from another college or university in the United States, he/she must submit a statement from a qualified official at his/her school regarding English proficiency, or if he/she has completed college level English courses in the United States, grades in these courses will be considered or TOEFL test scores to demonstrate proficiency in English. Arrangements to take the TOEFL examination may be made by writing directly to TOEFL Educational Test Service, P.O. Box 592, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, U.S.A.
All international students must submit written proof that they are financially able to support themselves while attending Idaho State University. An official statement of financial support from a sponsor along with an attached bank statement will serve as proof of the students financial ability to meet his/her educational costs. The designated sponsor must release funds to the student when needed to pay for expenses as indicated on the financial statement. Refer to estimate of costs listed below. International students receiving athletic scholarships, graduate teaching assistantships, fellowships, etc., from ISU must have the appropriate department submit written verification of such financial awards. Idaho State University reserves the right to require financial deposits of students from countries where there have been problems with the release of funds for educational purposes.
Costs of Attendance at Idaho State University (Full-time Student)
Expenses (9 months) (12 months)
*Tuition and Fees $3,350 $3,785 Books and Supplies $ 400 $ 500 Room and Board $2,600 $3,467 Medical Insurance $ 352 $ 352 Travel $ 750 $ 750 Misc. Living Expenses $1,000 $1,000 Totals $8,452 $9,854
*Tuition and Fees $3,738 $ 4,287 Books and Supplies $ 400 $ 500 Room and Board $2,600 $ 3,467 Medical Insurance $ 352 $ 352 Travel $ 750 $ 750 Misc. Living Expenses $1,000 $ 1,000 Totals $8,840 $10,356
*Summer School fees were calculated for six (6) credits. Costs are subject to change.
Married students accompanied by spouse and children must provide additional funds for them.
*Students should have the necessary funds to purchase medical insurance for themselves and their family. Costs for medical services provided while in the U.S. are NOT covered by the State of Idaho or the Federal Government.
International students are confronted with a different circumstance than resident students or even out-of-state students. These students need to supplement their personal belongings with purchases after they arrive on campus. In addition, international students may be required to arrange for their own meals during vacations when residence hall cafeterias are closed.
International Student Advisors Report.
International students who have attended any other college or university in the United States are required to have the International Student Advisors Report completed by the official International Student Advisor from their previous institutions. The form should be submitted to the Office of Admissions along with a copy of the students I-20. Information in this report and the I-20 will help verify the applicants status with Immigration and Naturalization Services.
Applications. All international applicants must submit the following by June 1 for fall semester, November 1 for spring semester, and March 1 for the summer session:
ALL REQUIRED ADMISSIONS DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TOENROLLMENT NOTE: It is critical that students submit necessary admission documents early
Upon arrival at Idaho State University, international students should contact the International Student Clerk in the Admissions Office on the second floor of the Museum Building, or Dr. Ray Wallace, International Student Advisor, in the Hypostyle (located between the Museum and Student Union Building, Office #384). Students bringing draft checks must have them cleared with the Office of Financial Affairs prior to enrolling. Students should arrive on campus early so that they can find suitable housing and participate in New Student Orientation.