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Prospective Students

You are a prospective student if you are...

  • considering Idaho State University.
  • working on or starting the application process.
  • waiting for an admissions decision after submitting all required application materials.

Priority Dates for International Admission:

Priority dates for admission are not deadlines, but it is to your advantage to have all application materials submitted by the priority date to allow enough time to complete your visa application and other travel requirements.

Priority admission dates for international students are:

  • March 1 for Fall semester (begins in August)
  • August 1 for Spring semester (begins in January)

Summer admissions are not encouraged for students who are not familiar with the American university system.

Applications and supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:

International Admissions
Idaho State University
921 South 8th Avenue, Stop 8038
Pocatello, ID 83209-8038

Please note that all documents and transcripts become the property of ISU and will not be returned.

Contact the IPO at (208) 282-4320 or with any questions or concerns regarding the application process.

New Undergraduate

You are a new undergraduate student if you will begin classes at ISU as a new freshman who intends to pursue an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.

Undergraduate Transfer

You are an undergraduate transfer student if you have previously completed 26 or more credit hours at another university and intend to pursue an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.

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You are a graduate student if you have previously completed a bachelor’s degree and intend to pursue a graduate degree, such as a master’s or doctoral degree.