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High Ability Students

Academically gifted students like you have discovered that Boise State’s reputation is well deserved. Excellent classroom instruction and enhanced research opportunities make Boise State a desirable destination for motivated students who are drawn to the attractive academic and student life programs.

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Honors College

Join a like-minded community of students dedicated to excelling academically. Highly motivated students are drawn to the personalized attention the Honors College offers, including smaller class sizes, priority class registration, hands-on discussion-based learning, and a dedicated residence hall. If you are interested in learning more about the Honor College, you can request a meeting with the Honors College when scheduling a campus tour or attend the Honors Hour at a Discover event.

Test Scores and Receiving Credit

A student can receive up to one-third of the total credits required for graduation through prior learning. View the specific departmental credits available at Boise State for Advanced Placement Exams, IB Exams and Concurrent Enrollment.

SAT and ACT scores are not required for admission purposes, but can be used to waive Freshman credit or place into a higher course.


Boise State offers resident and nonresident scholarships based on merit to incoming students. Visit Financial Aid’s scholarships pages to view additional scholarship opportunities.

Meet Your Admissions Counselor

Kailey Johnson, Admissions Counselor at Boise State

Kailey Johnson
Call: (208) 426-1389
Text: (208) 314-2632
Email Kailey