Follow these steps to get your admission process started. We look forward to getting to know you!
- Your individualized campus visit can include:
- A campus tour
- A meeting with an admission counselor to discuss our application, financial aid and scholarships, and any other questions you have
- Attending a class
- Speaking with a professor
- Meeting with a coach
- Lunch with current students
- Almost anything else you want to see or do!
- Schedule your visit online
- The College of Idaho hosts several events throughout the year where you can come learn about The College of Idaho! Register for an event today
- Submit an online application
- Write a personal essay (topics found on application)
- Submit transcripts
- Submit your high school transcripts.
- If you have any college credit, submit your official college transcripts.
- If applying as a transfer student, submit your official transcripts from all institutions attended.
- Any transcript must be sent directly from the issuing institution. We do not accept transcripts from applicants.
- Review and choose if you want to use our test-optional admission process.
- Review our Annual Security Report.
- Submit a Letter of Recommendation
- Preferably from a teacher, professor or school counselor.
- If you are not currently in high school your recommendation should be from someone outside of your family who can discuss your character and work ethic.
Review Scholarships and Financial Aid
- Determine your opportunities for aid.
- Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Beware! You should never pay to apply for the FAFSA or scholarships.
- Fill out The College of Idaho Scholarship Application
- Check with your admission counselor about additional scholarships you might qualify for through The College of Idaho.
- Apply for outside scholarships:
- Meet with your admission counselor to discuss your award letter.
- Accept your award(s) online.
- Submit your $300 enrollment deposit (non-refundable).
- Contact your admission counselor to sign up for an orientation day.
- Contact your admission counselor to sign up for housing on campus.
- Complete financial aid paperwork:
- Online Loan Counseling and Master Promissory Note for Federal Direct Student Loans
- If selected for verification:
- Review your Yotes email and Self Service for requested documents
- Submit any and all requested items to the Yote Stop as soon as possible
- Contact the Yote Stop if you have any additional questions at 208-459-5400.
College of Idaho students who are not yet 21, unmarried, and without dependent children live in campus housing for six semesters. Our residents enjoy three very different living environments: four traditional residence halls, one suite-style resident hall, two apartment buildings, and 21 rental houses.