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Admission Checklist

Follow these steps to get your admission process started. We look forward to getting to know you! 

Visit Us

  • 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.
  • 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.

Move In!

C of I 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.