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Office of Admissions

Physical Address:
University of Idaho
Bruce M. Pitman Center
709 Deakin Street
Rm 117 
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264

Phone: 208-885-6326

Fax: 208-885-9119

Email: admissions@uidaho.edu

Web: Office of Admissions

Physical Address:
University of Idaho Boise
322 E. Front St
Boise, ID 83702

Physical Address:
University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene
1031 N Academic Way Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Physical Address:
University of Idaho Idaho Fall
1776 Science Center Dr. Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83840

Application Process

College is an exciting time you’ll never forget. Getting in takes work, but it’s easier if you’re proactive.

You’ve already worked hard to get where you are. Now’s the time to put in the effort — it’s time to get started.

Junior Year

This is a big decision, but you don’t have to do it alone; chat with friends or hold a family meeting to get your parents’ input.

Start narrowing your choices as you discover what you like. Research colleges online, meet with recruitersattend college visit events and tour campuses. Think about goals, finances and distance.

Take the PSATSAT and/or ACT and think about what you might write for college essays.

Begin mapping out majors you’re interested in. Consider your future career and earning potential.

Get a job and start saving for college. Do community service and learn about different fields and opportunities — it will all help you gain experience for a resume.

Senior Year: Fall

Weigh your college options and write down deadlines. Decide where to apply.

Gather all the information you need and pay close attention to deadlines. Look online, ask community organizations and talk to your high school counselor to find scholarship opportunities.

Get the most money out of your FAFSA by submitting it early. It opens on Oct. 1. You’ll need your parents help filing your FAFSA, so plan time to work through it together.

Find out if you need a higher score to meet admission requirements or to become eligible for more scholarships. Don't forget to send your test scores to the Office of Admissions for class placement.

Complete your applications and write admission and scholarship essays. Collect letters of recommendation based on who knows you best.

  • Tip: Give letter writers plenty of notice and help them out by providing your resume. U of I does not require letters of recommendation.

At Envision, you'll get a preview our colleges and get a taste of college life. Or check out Meet the Vandals or Avanza if you can't make it to Moscow.

Senior Year: Winter

Students who submit all their info by Dec. 1 will be considered for all available scholarships. After Dec. 1, students will be considered on a rolling basis as admissions and FAFSA applications are received. 

Take a moment to be proud of all you’ve done. You’ve worked hard and deserve a pat on the back.

Make the most of the holiday season — tell your loved ones you want to save for college this season. Or make a list of what you’ll need for your dorm room and ask for those items.

Watch for letters to begin rolling in. Start weighing options as they arrive.

Senior Year: Spring

Keep track of financial aid offers and calculate how they’ll help you pay for college. For U of I, review and accept your financial aid awards on VandalWeb.  

Think about the best fit financially, socially and academically. Hold a family meeting to discuss options and paying for college.

This is it! Time to make your selection and put down a deposit. If you choose U of I, we do not require a deposit.

Your final semester grades could affect your scholarships. So, stay on it. Make sure your guidance counselor knows where to send your final high school transcripts.

Your college advisor will help you plan your class schedule. Keep in mind popular classes fill up quickly, so register early. Attend one of our spring UIdaho Bound events for early advising. At schools that don't require a deposit, like U of I, registering for classes is how you confirm you're attending.

Senior Year: Summer

Pick a roommate and a housing option. At U of I, choose between Greek life or a residence hall.

If you haven't already, set up your email account. Check it regularly for important information.

Continue to save for college by getting a summer job. Every dollar saved is an investment in your future.

Develop a budget and stick to it. Monitor bills and make sure they’re paid on time.

At U of I, the University Honors Program requires a separate application

There are lots of changes coming up in your life, so talk to your friends, family and college representatives. Get advice and ask anything that’s on your mind. Lots of people want to help you succeed.

Congratulations — it’s time to start your college adventure. It’s going to be awesome! At U of I, Vandal Welcome is your time to move in and get settled on campus before classes start.



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Office of Admissions

Physical Address:
University of Idaho
Bruce M. Pitman Center
709 Deakin Street
Rm 117 
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264

Phone: 208-885-6326

Fax: 208-885-9119

Email: admissions@uidaho.edu

Web: Office of Admissions

Physical Address:
University of Idaho Boise
322 E. Front St
Boise, ID 83702

Physical Address:
University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene
1031 N Academic Way Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Physical Address:
University of Idaho Idaho Fall
1776 Science Center Dr. Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83840