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Freshman Admission Information

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.

Admission Requirements

  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Idaho high school graduates must meet all Idaho Core Requirements

Students not meeting these requirements may still be considered for conditional admission

Required Materials

  • Application
  • $50 application fee
    (waived for graduates of Idaho high schools)
  • High school transcript or GED
  • Your FINAL high school transcript is required after high school graduation.

Students applying to the College of Technology must schedule an appointment with an advisor as part of the admissions process. Call (208) 282-2622 to make an appointment.


GED Requirements

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Home School Requirements

Non-Accredited School Requirements

Students coming from a Non-Accredited High School seeking assured admission will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Complete Undergraduate Application.
  • Send both of the following:
    • Official SAT or ACT test scores
    • Official High School transcript

*test scores are not required for admission, but they are required to be considered for scholarships. 

* Submission of official ACT and/or SAT scores is not required for admission to ISU through the summer semester of 2025. Students may elect to submit these scores for course entry.

** Students seeking provisional admission need to consult with the Office of Admissions regarding submission of an assessment for university admission.


Spring Admission
December 1

Summer Admission

Fall Admission
August 1

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