Our application consists of three components: your academic record*, a resume, and an essay. For incoming freshmen we recommend an unweighted cumulative 3.5+ GPA and a 26 ACT/1240 SAT score or higher**. Your resume and essay serve as opportunities for you to highlight your experience in engaging with the world around you. Together they tell us more about you beyond what is reflected elsewhere on your application.
*Due to the complexities of testing availability related to Covid-19, standardized test scores will not be considered for Fall ’21 Honors admission or Honors scholarships.
For requirements regarding university admissions and scholarships, please contact Admissions at (208) 426-1156.
**Note: Meeting or exceeding our academic performance recommendations does not automatically guarantee admission or a scholarship from the Honors College. Failure to meet them does not automatically disqualify you for admission.
Our application cycle runs from September 8 – May 1. You will be notified of our admission decision according to the schedule below:
- Apply by October 15 to receive a decision on or before November 15*
- Apply by December 15 to receive a decision on or before January 15*
- Apply by February 15 to receive a decision on or before March 15*
- Apply by May 1 to receive a decision on or before May 15
*If you apply before February 15 and are placed on our waitlist, you will receive your final Honors admission decision no later than March 31.