As a current high school senior attending a regionally accredited high school you will be considered for admission according to your cumulative unweighted high school GPA. Test scores will not be used, and are not required, in the admission review process. Applicants not meeting the minimum GPA requirements may be asked to provide additional materials, and/or may be denied admission to Boise State.
If you have already graduated from a regionally accredited high school you will find your admission standards on the High School Graduates (Regionally Accredited) tab. If you have already graduated from a high school that is not regionally accredited you will find your admissions requirements on the Homeschool/Unaccredited High School tab.
How to Apply
Unaccredited High School: Students who are currently attending, or who have attended, a non-regionally accredited high school are required to meet the admission requirements listed on the Homeschool/Unaccredited High School tab.
Nonresident Admission Standards for High School Students:
Unweighted GPA: Boise State Admissions uses your cumulative, unweighted high school GPA when considering you for admission. Your GPA will be calculated using a 4.0 (unweighted) scale if the weight of your GPA is unclear, and/or when your coursework is across two or more high school transcripts. The Admissions GPA calculation may not follow your high school’s grading scale/system and will include +/- grades, except when the grade is above a 4.0. Grade replacements are not included in GPA calculations done by the Admissions Office.
3.00 – 4.00 GPA: You meet Boise State’s automatic admission standards and will be admitted once all the above required items have been received and reviewed.
2.80 – 2.99 GPA: Highly considered for admission. No additional items needed at this time.
2.60 – 2.79 GPA: Your application will receive a more holistic review after you have submitted a high school 7th-semester transcript and a personal statement. You will receive an admission decision in early March, provided the following materials are received by Boise State Admissions by February 15. Holistic Review decisions are released three to four weeks after all items are received for Spring semester applicants.
- High school 7th-semester transcript: We need your high school transcript showing grades from the first semester (quarter) of your senior year.
- Personal Statement Prompt: In 500 words or less, tell us about the goals you’ve set for yourself as a student at Boise State University. Please also let us know about any challenges you’ve overcome, either personally or academically, that may have impacted your academic performance.
- Letters of Recommendation (Optional): If you do not meet automatic admission standards, you are encouraged to submit up to two letters of recommendation along with a personal statement and 7th semester transcript. We recommend you choose academic sources who can speak to your academic ability and motivation.
0.00 – 2.59 GPA: You do not qualify for admission to Boise State University. We encourage you to consider attending a community college or other institution and applying to Boise State for a future semester as a transfer student.
Please note: Students who do not attend regionally-accredited high schools are are required to meet the homeschool/unaccredited high school admissions requirements.