The Admission Office is responsible for managing the admission process for prospective and returning students. Admission is granted on a selective basis. The admission committee, consisting of college administrators, faculty, and staff, sets policy for the Admission Office as it strives to admit students who show promise of success at the College. In its selection process, the admission committee may review past academic performance, participation in school and community activities, recommendations, writing samples, and standardized test scores. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, color, national origin, or sexual orientation in administration of its admission and financial aid policies.
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First-year applicants who have graduated from high school, presented acceptable GED scores in lieu of a high school record, or met the college's homeschool policy (see section on homeschool applicants), and transfer applicants whose college record is of sufficient quality, may be admitted to the college in clear standing.
Students whose academic records suggest they would benefit from a reduced course load, participation in the college's study skills program, or enrollment in specified course work or other conditions (e.g., needing to take a specific English or mathematics course) may be admitted on a conditional basis.
Students not meeting the minimum standard for regular or conditional admission may be admitted to the college on a probational basis. If admitted on a probational basis, the student will immediately be placed on academic probation (see section on academic standing). Applicants so admitted may enroll for only 12 units of credit during the fall and spring and 3 units of credit during the winter semester without receiving the permission of the college's Curriculum Council petition committee. Students admitted on probation may not represent the college in intercollegiate athletics or receive institutional financial aid. NOTE: This status does not apply to new students with fewer than 12 transfer credits.
Boone Fellows Program
Our selective admissions program considers grades, test scores, and a host of other quantitative measures. Admission to The College of Idaho is an honor accorded to a select few. In many years of experience, though, we have come to learn that scores and grades, while valuable, do not fully measure human potential. The Boone Fellows program is a distinct admission program that considers those measures but also a wide range of personal qualities. Students who are considered for the Boone Program must schedule an on-campus interview with the Dean of Students and Vice President of Enrollment or their designees.
Benefits of the Boone Fellows Program
Students admitted into the Boone Fellows program will experience a highly individualized program for their first two semesters in college. Boone Fellows will meet with their faculty advisor to consider their individual strengths and weaknesses and to build a program designed to help them succeed at The College of Idaho. In addition,
- Housing, extracurricular clubs, social life, study time, and all those things that make college extraordinary will be the same for Boone Fellows as for other students.
- Boone Fellows take a limited course load (usually 8-9 credit hours per semester) and are not eligible for intercollegiate athletics in their first two semesters (Fall and Winter).
- As a part-time student, their credits will be charged at one-half the regular credit price. They will also be eligible for need-based federal aid on a pro-rated basis.