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Program Requirements

To be considered for program admission, you should have:

  • 58 or more college credits from a regionally accredited college or university
  • A cumulative 2.25 GPA or higher
  • Significant life experience (such as several years of work or volunteer experience, family care provider, military service, or other non-academic life experience)
  • Not already earned a bachelor’s degree.

*If you don’t quite have 58 credits or if your GPA is close to the 2.25 minimum, we can still help! Contact us for more information about how to get started.

Application Deadlines by Semester

SemesterApplication DeadlineCourses Begin
SpringNovember 30Early January
SummerApril 1Early May
FallJune 30Late August

* Students interested in financial aid are encouraged to apply 1 month prior to these posted deadlines.

Admission Process

Step 1 – Apply to Boise State University

Submit the Boise State University Undergraduate Admissions Application online.

  • In the Semester and Major section of the application, select;
    • For On Campus:
      • Multidisciplinary Studies – Evening/Weekend – Jr/Sr Standing
    • For Online:
      • Multidisciplinary Studies – Evening/Weekend/Online Programs – Jr/Sr Standing
  • With either selection you can choose the following delivery options;
    • Primarily on the main campus
    • Primarily at an off-campus location
    • Primarily during the  evening or weekend
    • Entirely through online

Step 2 – Request Official Transcripts

Request official transcript(s) from all previous colleges and universities you attended.

Step 3 – Meet with a Student Success Coach

Schedule an appointment with a Student Success Coach today!

  • During this meeting, the Student Success Coach will discuss:
    • Your goals
    • Your interests
    • If this program is the perfect fit for you

Step 4 – Apply to Multidisciplinary Studies Program

After you are admitted to Boise State University, the next step is for you to complete the Personal Impact Statement. An important aspect of our program is self-reflection. Obtaining a bachelor’s degree is a difficult and rewarding process! Consider the Personal Impact Statement your purpose statement as to why you will finish your degree.

Step 5 – Complete the Boise State Scholarship Application

All Multidisciplinary Studies students are encouraged to apply for scholarships to help fund their education.

Step 6 – Complete New Student Orientation & Advising

After you are admitted to the MDS program, flex or online pathway, directions on how to complete new student orientation online will be provided.

Once you complete orientation online, you will meet with your academic advisor. The meeting usually lasts for 30 minutes and will occur over the phone, through video chat or in-person. During this meeting, you and your advisor will discuss:

  • Your goals for completing the program
  • Review how your credits transfer to Boise State
  • Guide you through course registration.