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Admission to the Early College Program

All high school students who are interested in taking dual credit courses through Idaho State University must be admitted to the Early College Program before they can register for classes. In order to be admitted students must submit an online application and a consent form. Students only need to apply and submit a consent form the first time they take dual credit courses from ISU.

How to Apply to the Early College Program

  1. Go to the early college admissions page and click the Apply button.
  2. Profile: First time users will click on Create an account and complete a student profile. Tip: Write down your log-in information! Returning users will Log into their student profile from this page. Students MUST complete an application after creating their profile! Everyone will click on “View or Submit Application” and “Start a New Early College Program Application for High School Students” 
  3. Application (all items marked with a red asterisk are required):

    Entry Term: Select the term that your dual enrollment course begins (NOT when you plan to enroll after high school). Choose “FALL” if your course starts at the beginning of the school year (including Trimester 2), choose “SPRING” if your course begins spring semester or Trimester 3.

    Student Type:Early College-Taking college courses while in high school

    Academic Program: Early College Academic or PTE Advanced Opportunities (PTE is for students taking Technical Dual Credit only, when in doubt use Early College)

    Personal Section: Note: if your mail is delivered to a P.O. Box, please enter this instead of a street address

    Academic Plans: Should already show Early College, click Save & Continue

    Demographics:  You will need your SSN (or LPN & Visa Type) if you correctly know them, Click Save & Continue

    Family:  Please select which best applies to you

    Education:  Please complete by selecting Country: United States, State/Providence: Idaho, and typing the city of your high school and click search.  Select your high school from the select organization drop down menu and click select and enter your graduation month and year. If you know your counselor's name please complete, but not required. 

    Certification & Signature You will select yes to the certification questions, select your security questions and sign your application. Your security questions are important to remember, as you will be asked these by the IT Service Desk if you call for your username and password  Click “Submit Application” 

  4. Complete the Dual Credit Student-Parent/Guardian Consent Form using DocuSign.  (Required) This is found on the Early College Program website under forms. A print and Spanish version are also available. If you are over 18 or your parent's do not an email address, please use the print version of the consent form.

 At any point during this process you may choose to save application at the bottom of the page and return at a later time to complete.  You can find the incomplete application in your profile by going to https://www.isu.edu/apply/, click on the Early College button, Log In, and choose "View or Submit Applications."


For assistance with the application process please call the Early College Program office at 208-282-6067.