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START (Successful Transitions And Retention Track)

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START is a program made possible by funding through a grant from The J.A. & Kathryn Albertson Foundation Continuous Enrollment Initiative and Idaho State University. The program is free to accepted students.

START's Mission

START at Idaho State University provides social and academic support as students manage barriers while they pursue sustainable career and life goals.

More information about START

Send an email to or call (208) 282-4359. We are located on the 3rd floor of the Roy F. Christensen Building, 777 Memorial Drive.

Acceptance Process

  • Complete  CASAS (Math & English Placement) tests through Adult Education (call 208-282-2468 to schedule)
  • Complete START Application
  • Attend Informational Meeting/Orientation
  • Application Deadlines: Fall 2019 deadline is July 15th/Spring
       2020 deadline is November 30th

Who can START?

Must have a high school diploma or GED by semester start date.

Anyone needing to refresh their skills.

Must successfully complete an application process and meet all requirements.

Should have a desire to further your education.

Must have enthusiasm and a strong work ethic.

Must be willing to work for a better life.

What can START provide?

Opportunities for ISU scholarships.

Career focused math workshops.

Career and educational counseling.

Tutors and mentors to provide support.

"College Success" preparation course.

Workshops on the college application process, financial aid, and university resources.

Backpacks filled with school supplies.

Contact Us


(208) 282-4359

College of Technology,

Idaho State University

921 South 8th Ave, Stop 8380

Pocatello, Idaho 83209