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Admission Requirements and Deadlines


We look at every application and consider all of your academic and extracurricular achievements — not just your GPA or test scores. In fact, we have a standardized test-optional admission process, which means you don't have to submit ACT or SAT scores when you apply here. 

Factors We Consider

There are no minimum scores or grades. However, these are the factors we look at when making admissions decisions:

  • Overall high school academic record
  • Recommendation letters
  • Co-curricular activities
  • Community involvement
  • Writing ability
  • Other achievements
  • Any advanced placement (AP) or international baccalaureate (IB) credits

Application Deadlines

We're currently accepting applications for Spring and Fall 2019. 

First-Year Students

Starting Term Application Type Deadline
Spring 2020 Regular Decision January 15, 2020
Fall 2020 Early Action I November 15, 2019
Fall 2020 Early Action II January 15, 2020
Fall 2020 Regular Decision February 15, 2020

Transfer Students

All transfer admissions are Regular Decision.

Starting Term Deadline
Spring 2020 January 15, 2020
Fall 2020 Rolling Admission

Under Rolling Admission, students are invited to submit their applications at any time over a large window. The College will consider these applications as they arrive.

What happens next?

Admitted students who make their enrollment deposit of $300 on or before May 1 are guaranteed a place in the class. This deposit will go towards your tuition.

Financial aid is awarded after your acceptance to The College of Idaho, and housing and classes are assigned after acceptance and receipt of the enrollment deposit.