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Direct Admissions Initiative

Through partnerships with state colleges and universities, the Idaho State Board of Education's Direct Admissions gives more Idaho students the opportunity to obtain a postsecondary certificate or degree by proactively admitting public high school seniors each year.

More Opportunities for Idaho Students

A Board-approved benchmark will determine a student’s admission eligibility under the Direct Admissions initiative.

Students can access their Direct Admissions notification by creating an Apply Idaho account and should ask a counselor if they encounter problems

Students at or above the benchmark are pre-accepted to Idaho’s eight public universities and colleges: Boise State University, Idaho State University, the University of Idaho, Lewis-Clark State College, College of Eastern Idaho, College of Southern Idaho, College of Western Idaho and North Idaho College.

Students not meeting the benchmark are admitted to the six public higher education institutions that offer certificate or associate degree programs: Idaho State University College of Technology, Lewis-Clark State College, College of Eastern Idaho, College of Southern Idaho, College of Western Idaho and North Idaho College.

Regardless of which notification a student receives via Apply Idaho, they still have the option to apply to any or all of Idaho’s public colleges and universities under normal deadlines and be considered alongside all other in-state and out-of-state applicants.

Each fall, high school seniors and their parents or guardians are notified of their acceptance and encouraged to research the academic and professional-technical programs offered throughout the state’s community colleges and four-year institutions. Students are required to complete an admission application to the institution of their choice as a next step in the admissions process and can apply to one or more of Idaho’s colleges or universities at once, and for free, using Apply Idaho.

 

 

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