Notification of Admission

Notification of admission for Early Action I applicants occurs no later than mid-December, if a complete application has been submitted by the November 15 deadline. (An application is deemed complete when all required aspects of the application have been received by the Office of Admission.) Applicants for admission who submit materials before the Early Action II deadline of January 15 will be notified no later than mid-February. Applicants for admission who submit materials before the Regular Decision deadline of February 15 will be notified after that date on a rolling basis. For applications submitted after February 15, notification of admission is rolling and based upon availability in the incoming class.

Please note that all offers of admission are made with the expectation that students will complete their remaining coursework at a level comparable to the one presented to the Admission Committee at the time of application. Should there be a significant drop in your final grades or a failure to meet high school requirements that delays graduation, your offer of admission may be rescinded by The College of Idaho. In such cases, please contact the Office of Admission at to discuss your enrollment options.

Probationary Admission

Students not meeting the minimum standard for regular or conditional admission may be admitted to the College on a probationary basis. If admitted on a probationary 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 fall and spring semesters and 3 units of credit during the winter semester. 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.

Regular Admission

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 Homeschooled Students), and transfer applicants whose college record is of sufficient quality may be admitted to the College in clear standing.

Boone Fellows Program

Our selective admission program considers grades, test scores, and a host of other quantitative measures. However, our experience has taught us that scores and grades, while valuable, do not fully measure one's potential. The Boone Fellows program is a distinct admission program that considers those measures as well as a wide range of personal qualities. Students who are considered for the Boone Fellows program must schedule an on-campus interview with the Dean of Students and the Vice President for Enrollment Management or their designees.

Benefits of the Boone Fellows Program

Students admitted into the Boone Fellows program will experience a highly individualized course of study for their first two semesters at the College. Boone Fellows will meet with their faculty advisor (usually the Dean of Students) to consider their individual strengths and weaknesses and to build an academic program designed to help them succeed at The College of Idaho. Other points of note:

  • 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 9-10 credit hours per semester) and are not eligible for intercollegiate athletics in their first two semesters (fall and spring).*
  • As part-time students, Boone Fellows' credits will be charged at one-half the regular per-credit tuition rate. Boone Fellows will also be eligible for need-based federal aid on a prorated basis.

*Boone fellows may petition to move to full-time status after the fall semester, with the support of the Dean of Students.

Enrollment Deposit

To secure a place in the incoming class, a non-refundable $300 enrollment deposit is required of all admitted students who plan to attend The College of Idaho. The enrollment deposit is applied to the student's bill. This deposit is due by May 1 or thereafter as determined by the Vice President of Enrollment or designee. Campus housing requests and course registration priorities are processed after receipt of the enrollment deposit and are based on deposit date.

Please note: International students’ I-20 review process will not take place until the enrollment deposit has been received.