The College of Idaho


Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s first private liberal arts college. We’re a close-knit community of over 1,000 scholars, athletes, artists and critical thinkers who aim to push ourselves — and each other — to new heights.

The College of Idaho prepares students to lead productive and fulfilling lives. We are committed to an innovative, individualized curriculum in liberal arts and professional studies, building community, and exercising stewardship. A unique approach to the liberal arts is what sets us apart. In the PEAK Curriculum students earn one major and three minors to build an educational experience that is both broad and deep.


Quick Links & Contact Information

Information for prospective students:

Admissions Office

Office of the Registrar

Financial Aid Office

Student Services



Office of Admission
Phone: (208) 459-5305

Academic Advising
Phone: (208) 459-5508

The College of Idaho does have a Test-Optional Policy, so no they will not be required.


Submit an application to the College as well as a copy of your GED, SAT/ACT Score or Test-Optional documents.

We have three deadlines:
Early Action I November 15th
Early Action II January 15th
Regular Decision February 15th

You may be asked to take a placement test for Math or Foreign Language. The College will be in touch with further instruction on how these exams will take place.

Contact your school registrar on the process of sending a High School transcript. Transcripts can be sent to

Each college/university has their own policy regarding transcripts and cost for delivery.

You will receive a decision letter typically within two weeks of our application deadline. You will also receive an email that contains your decision.

The College of Idaho only requires 6 semesters worth; Freshman through Junior year. These would need to be submitted when the student applies.

Once a student has committed to the College (submitted their $300 enrollment deposit) they are asked to send C of I all college transcripts. These need to be received before class schedules are released, so C of I would prefer they be submitted no later than June 30.

You will want to reach out to each college you took dual credit through about their process of requesting a transcript.

Student Affairs; Paul/Bennion
Phone: (208)459-5841

Follow the College’s social media channels and website for updates throughout the year.

Student Financial Aid Office
Phone: (208) 459.5305

Deadline: May 1

Yes. However, we are unable to assure timely review and awarding.

You would be eligible for merit-based aid but not institutional need-based or federal aid.

Yes, a student must submit a transcript in order to be reviewed for admission and merit-based awards.

Visit and Event Center; Anne /Whitwood
Phone: (208) 459.5020


Academic Advising
Phone: (208) 459-5508

Student orientation occurs during move-in. Other orientation activities are available online throughout the summer.

The College is operating under a phased approach and therefore the phase will determine the method of instruction. Cost remains the same regardless of method of instruction.

Students submit a pre-registration form and are registered for classes by our central advising office.

Yes, we offer enrollment deferments up to two years from the initial entry term.

Yes, institutional scholarships are available to deferred students.

Residence Life; Jen/Nelson
Phone: (208) 459-5121

Winter/Spring 2021- January 4
Fall 2021- August 2

Once you submit your enrollment deposit you will be asked to complete a community living agreement. You will select your housing preference and meal plan at this time. Please note that students approved to live at home are still required to have a commuter meal plan.

The College has de-densified the residence halls based on the College’s phased opening approach.