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Idaho State University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Idaho State University is a Carnegie-classified public research institution. The main campus is located at Pocatello, with regional campuses in Meridian, Idaho Falls and Twin Falls. Around 12,000 students from around 50 countries are enrolled with the university. The University is ranked 237 in Business administration and 167 in Engineering Programs.

  • Admissions are offered on a rolling basis beginning in Fall and Spring seasons.
  • Both the undergraduate and graduate applicants have to apply through the university’s online portal.
  • The University does not require SAT or ACT scores.
  • The university accepts both TOEFL and IELTS scores as proof of Engish proficiency.
  • International applicants must complete their visa process in time.
  • Applicants must keep track of their application status.


Application PortalOfficial Site
Application Fee (non-refundable)50 USD
Mode of paymentOnline
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsFall and Spring
Work ExperienceNot required
Financial AidScholarships, Loans, and work-study

Idaho State University Admissions Deadlines

The applicants are advised to apply before given deadlines to be considered for admission:

Priority AdmissionsFall: March 1
Spring: August 1
Undergraduate coursesFall: March 1
Spring: October 1
Graduate Courses (Masters and Graduate Certificate Programs)Fall: June 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: February 15
Doctoral DegreesFall: June 1
Spring: October 1

Idaho State University International Student Admissions

The admission process for international applicants is same as that for the US applicants. However, international applicants have to meet additional requirements. Also, they have to carefully review their visa process.

  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.25
  • English language proficiency scores
  • SAT/ACT scores are not required
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial copies of translated transcripts/mark sheets.
  • Financial statement
  • Post-secondary grades, mark sheets and certificates.
  • Visa certification.
  • Departmental requirements: In addition to the general admission requirements, some departments require a separate departmental application, portfolio, audition or interview.

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

International applicants can submit the TOEFL and/or IELTS scores to demonstrate English proficiency. The minimum required scores by the university are given below. However, applicants must note that several departments may different score requirements.

TestScore Required
IELTS5.5 overall score OR a minimum 5.0 in ALL subscores

Visa Process for International Students

  • International applicants will be issued Form I-20 from the university
  • Applicants will need to provide the following documents to receive the Form I-20:
    • Copy of passport
    • Proof of financial support
    • Bank statement
    • Sponsor letter, if applicable
  • Complete the I-20 and pay the SEVIS I-901 fee.
  • Applicants then need to apply for the F-1 or J-1 visa. Submit the form and pay the application fee.
  • Schedule and attend the visa interview.

Idaho State University Undergraduate Admissions

Idaho State University offers more than 60 undergraduate courses. The basic admission process for all the courses is the same.

Where to Apply: Idaho State University Undergraduate Application portal

Application Fee: 50 USD

Admission Requirements: Applicants must provide the following documents at the time of admission:

  • High school diploma/transcript
  • Proof of residency
  • Guidance counselor’s recommendation
  • English proficiency test score for International applicants.
  • Financial Aid: Student loans and Scholarships.
  • Supporting Documents
    • Authorized financial statement
    • Proof of financial support
    • Copy of passport.

Idaho State University Graduate Admissions

Application Portal: Graduate Admission Portal

Application Fees: 50 USD

Idaho State University offers more than 120 graduate courses. While the specific requirements may vary for each program, the general admission requirements remain the same. The admission portal

CoursesApplication RequirementsMinimum English Language proficiency requirements
MBA4-year undergraduate degree or it's equivalent Minimum GPA of 3.0 Resume Statement of Purpose GRE/GMAT scoreTOEFL (iBT): 61
TOEFL (PBT): 510
TOEFL (cBT): 173
IELTS: 5.5
MS MathematicsOfficial transcript GPA of 3.0 or higher at least 50% on the quantitative reasoning section of the GRE Completion of a bachelor's degreeTOEFL (iBT): 61
TOEFL (pBT): 510
TOEFL (cBT): 173
IELTS: 5.5
MS Mechanical EngineeringMinimum GPA of 3.0 4-year undergraduate degree GRE score in the 65th percentileTOEFL (iBT): 61
TOEFL (pBT): 510
TOEFL (cBT): 173
IELTS: 5.5
MS /Ph. D Pharmaceutical SciencesUndergraduate degree in Biology, chemistry, psychology or a professional degree in pharmacy
Official transcripts Resume 3 letters of recommendation Statement of purpose GRE score- 300
TOEFL (iBT): 79
IELTS: 6.5

Supporting Documents: Verified financial bank statement, Proof of financial support or sponsor, International information sheet, authorized clearance for transfer students.

The university does not have a strict admissions policy. Acceptance rate is around 99% ensuring that the students that apply are enrolled in the university. Students are suggested to apply by the priority deadline to enhance their chances of admissions.

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