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More Application Options

Depending on who you are, the steps in your application process may vary slightly. If you’d like to learn more about how to apply, find the applicant type that most closely matches your situation.

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Applicant Types

New to College

At Boise State, first year undergraduate students get an education in a tight-knit community with hands-on learning experiences. Over 100 bachelor degree programs offer students a variety in fields of study, and 200 student clubs give Broncos plenty of opportunities to get involved in the thriving campus life.

Idaho Residents



Transfer Student

To be classified as a transfer student for admission purposes you must have completed at least one transferrable academic GPA credit AFTER graduating from high school or earning your GED. However, if you have earned less than 14 college credits after high school, you will be evaluated based on first year admission standards.

U.S. Transfer Admissions

International Transfer Admissions

Graduate Student

As part of the largest graduate school in Idaho, our students work closely with faculty to solve critical problems, advance scholarship, and translate new discoveries into everyday life. Find a graduate degree option for you and discover life as a Bronco.

U.S. Graduate Admissions

International Graduate Admissions

Fully Online Student

Boise State offers close to 100 online programs and 800+ unique online courses to help you make your educational dreams a reality–whether you need a bachelor’s degree, a graduate degree or a single, online class.

Boise State Online

Concurrently Enrolled High School Student

Motivated high school students have access to two great programs at Boise State to give a head start on finishing high school and beginning college. Both programs allow students to take college-level courses while still in high school or before they complete a high school equivalent program. Students can earn college and high school credit simultaneously.

About Concurrent Enrollment

Returning Boise State Student

We are excited you are interested in returning to Boise State. Your admission status remains active for two years following your last semester of enrollment as long as you have not applied for graduation, so you may not need to reapply for admission.

Learn More About Returning to Boise State

Second Bachelor Degree Student

Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree must complete at least 30 additional upper-division credits at Boise State for each additional degree they wish to earn.

Second Bachelor Degree