Some select ISU because of a specific academic program (we offer nearly 275). Some choose ISU because of our fantastic location. No matter the reasons, all ISU students receive an excellent education at an affordable price!
You are a Freshman if: You have never attended a university before, excluding ISU's Early College Program.
2.5 GPA or higher
18 ACT or 1030 SAT (950 old SAT)
Idaho high school graduates must meet all Idaho Core Requirements
Students not meeting these requirements may still be considered for conditional admission
GED students younger than 18 years of age must petition the Admission
Committee to be considered for admission.
GED students between 18 and 21 years of age seeking assured admission
will meet the following requirements:
Completed Undergraduate Application
Paid $50 nonrefundable application fee.
Received test scores meeting the following:
Math score of at least 18 on ACT or 26 on the
RSAT Math Test,
English score of at least 18 on ACT or 25 on
the RSAT Reading Test,
Passing score on the GED
Current passing GED scores are considered to be a minimum 170
score on each subject test and a total of 680 for assured
admissions. For conditional admissions, passing score
requirements are 160 on each subject test and a total of
640. For GED tests taken prior to 2014, please see the catalog
for passing GED score requirements.
GED students over 21 years of age must have a passing GED score (see
above for score requirements). Applicants not meeting these
requirements can petition the Admission Committee to be considered
*test scores are waived as a requirement for admissions, pending Idaho State Board of Education approval, for Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021.