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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 2024. 

First-Year Students

Starting Term Application Type Deadline
Spring 2024 Regular Decision January 15, 2024
Fall 2024 Early Action I November 15, 2023
Fall 2024 Early Action II January 16, 2024
Fall 2024 Regular Decision February 15, 2024

Transfer Students

All transfer admissions are Regular Decisions.

Starting Term Deadline
Spring 2024 January 15, 2024
Fall 2024 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 decide to join the YoteFam and submit an enrollment deposit of $300 on or before June 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.