The following admission standards are for students applying to a semester that starts in 2021 (e.g. Spring, Summer, Fall 2021). If you are a Fall 2020 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 are not required and will not be used 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
*Apply Idaho applicants are not required to submit a high school transcript unless requested.
Admission Standards for Idaho High School Students:
Boise State Admissions uses the cumulative, unweighted high school GPA when considering students for admission.
2.80 – 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.
2.50 – 2.79 GPA: Your application will receive a more holistic review in after you have submitted two additional items:
- 7th-semester transcript showing grades from the first semester or quarter of your senior year
- 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: Students attending regionally-accredited high schools are not required to submit letters of recommendation. However, letters of recommendation will be reviewed if submitted. If you choose to submit letters of recommendation, please do not submit more than two. 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 – 2.49 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.