The following admission standards are for students applying to a semester that starts in 2022 (e.g. Spring, Summer, Fall 2022). If you are a Fall 2021 applicant please reference Chapter 3 of the 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog for the admission requirements applicable to you.
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.
How to Apply
Unaccredited High School: Students who have attended, or are currently attending, a non-regionally accredited high school are required to meet the Homeschool Student requirements.
Nonresident Admission Standards for High School Students:
Boise State Admissions uses the cumulative, unweighted high school GPA when considering students for admission.
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.
2.60 – 2.99 GPA: Your application will receive a more holistic review after you have submitted two additional items, which are:
- 7th-semester transcript showing grades from the first semester or quarter of your senior year, and
- Personal statement responding to the prompt below
Personal Statement: 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. Students receiving this more holistic review for fall admission will receive an admission decision in early March, provided all materials were received by Boise State Admissions by February 15. Please note: Students who do not attend regionally-accredited high schools are required to submit two letters of recommendation.
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.