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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

Admission Requirements

You have several options for admission to U of I as an international student:

  • Undergraduate Admission: If you are seeking an undergraduate degree (bachelor’s) from the University of Idaho and you meet both the academic performance and language test score minimums, apply for regular admission.
  • Graduate Admission: If you are seeking a graduate degree (master’s or doctorate) from the University of Idaho, please visit the Office of Graduate Admissions to learn more about degree programs, academic and language requirements (determined by each individual department) and application procedures.
  • Conditional Admission (undergraduate and graduate students): If you meet our academic performance minimums, but do not meet our English language proficiency minimums, apply for conditional admission.
  • Exchange Student Admission: Exchange students visit the University of Idaho as full-time students for a period of usually one or two semesters on an exchange agreement between the University of Idaho and their home institution or with an exchange organization.

Undergraduate Academic Requirements

First Year Student: A 2.5 on a 4.0 Grade Point Average scale is required from your secondary school. You must meet criteria for admission to university-level study in your home country.

Accepted Credit

International Baccalaureate Credit
General Certificate of Education
Global Assessment Certificate
AP and CLEP Credit

Transfer Student: If you have completed at least 14 transferable semester credits, you will need 2.0 GPA from your previous institution. If you're transferring to the College of Engineering, you will need a 2.8 GPA. Other departments may have additional requirements. If you have completed fewer than 14 transferable credits, you must meet the first-year student requirements in addition to the transfer student requirements.

Graduate Academic Requirements

Graduate school applicants must possess the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree, with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Students must meet criteria set by U of I Graduate Admissions, as well as individual academic departments.

Undergraduate

The following are acceptable as proof of English competency for students for whom English is not their primary language. The substitutions are considered to be equivalent to a TOEFL score of 525/70 and are available only for undergraduate students applying for admission in degree and non-degree seeking programs.

Graduate

The following are acceptable as proof of English competency for graduate students:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): minimum overall score of 79
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): minimum overall score of 6.5
  • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): Minimum overall score of 77
  • U of I American Language and Culture Program (ALCP) with score of a Level 6/Advanced Pass
  • U.S. Education Earned Bachelor, or higher, degree at accredited U.S. institution
  • See more about English Proficiency for graduate admission.

Important Deadlines

Priority Application Dates

The University of Idaho has “rolling admission.” This means that there is not a hard deadline for receiving an application and required materials.

However, international students face additional steps and need to allow for submitting required documents for review for your I-20 Form, being issued an I-20, registering for classes, applying for your U.S. student visa, making travel arrangements, etc.

In light of this, we have established priority application dates. If you decide to apply outside of these dates, please submit a complete application no later than three months prior to the start of your desired start term. This will give you time to work through your steps and feel prepared for your arrival to the University of Idaho.

Important Dates

Application deadlines for each academic program can be found on the application information page. Some programs have deadlines earlier than those listed below or have a rolling admission process, which always takes precedence.

Recommended Submission Dates

Applications submitted before this date will receive full consideration of financial support or assistantships.

  • Fall semester (August to December) - Feb. 1
  • Spring semester (January to May) - Sept. 1
  • Summer session (Begins mid May) - Feb. 1

General Application Deadlines

Domestic Students

To ensure applications are reviewed in time, submit no later than the dates listed below. Some programs may accept applications closer to the start of the semester. If unsure, please contact the Graduate Admissions Office for confirmation.

  • Fall semester (August to December) - July 30
  • Spring semester (January to May) - Dec. 1
  • Summer session (Begins mid May) - April 15

International Students

To provide sufficient time for application evaluation and for U.S. Immigration student visa, submit applications no later than these dates.

  • Fall semester (August to December) - May 15
  • Spring semester (January to May) - Oct. 15
  • Summer session (Begins mid May) - March 15

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