Admitted Student Information

Your Next Steps

Congratulations, you have been accepted to The College of Idaho!  Now what do you do?  The process is far from over but we are here to help. Please look through the information below, and if you don't find the answers you are looking for, always feel free to contact your Admission Counselor.  

Campus VISIT

If you have not done so already, please schedule a campus visit soon. While you may have visited the campus before, now that you have been admitted there may be other things you want to see or questions you need answered.  We are ready to personalize an experience just for you. You may sign up for a campus visit here or by contacting our Visit Center

Financial Aid

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA) begins the process for making your college education more affordable.  The College uses the FAFSA information to determine College awarded need-based scholarships, as well as eligibility for federal grants and loans.  The FAFSA should be filed as soon after January 1 as possible and in order for The College of Idaho to receive your FAFSA you must put us on the list of schools to receive your FAFSA by using our school code 001617.Remember you are also required to notify the financial aid office of any scholarships you receive from other sources.  An excellent way to notify the financial aid office of any new scholarships is to email them directly here.  Just remember to tell them how much the scholarship is for, where it is coming from, and who you are.

Admitted Student Open House

The Admitted Student Open House is a time to not only congratulate our students on being accpeted to The College of Idaho but also a time to answer in depth questions about PEAK. This is a time to sit down and deeply analyze if your major and minor choices are the best combination to achieve your goals.  Students who are still undecided will use this time to thoroughly reflect on what it is they want to accomplish and will receive guidance from first year advisors as they put together their majors and minors.  Students who register for the Admitted Student Open House must have received their acceptance letter at the time of registration.  If you have further questions feel free to contact your Admission Counselor or our Visit Center.

Enrollment DEPOSIT

To reserve your place in The Class of 2021, a non-refundable enrollment deposit of $300 is required by May, 1 2017 or by the date stated on your acceptance letter.  Typically deposits are paid well before May, 1 because this is also how priority for living arrangements and class registration is decided.  When you deposit you are actually reserving your place in line to get the housing assignment you desire as well as the classes you want.  The funds from your deposit are deducted from your tuition and fees for Fall Term.  To pay your deposit with a card use our online form or contact our Business office in Hendren Hall for more options.  

Community Living AGREEMENT

Once you have submitted your enrollement deposit you will be eligible to fill out the Community Living Agreement.  Whether or not you are living on campus or off campus all new students are required to submit a community living Agreement by June 1, 2017.  Like the enrollment deposit, the Community Living Agreement is usually submitted much earlier than the deadline because this is the form to choose your housing assignments.  For students who want to petition to waive the housing and/or meal plan requirements please contact your admission counselor.  If you have any further questions about housing, feel free to contact the Residence Life Director, Jen Nelson, by email or by phone at 208.459.5121.


Orientation is a vital event in the process of becoming a Yote and can only be attended by those students who have paid their $300 Enrollment Deposit.  During your orientation you will setup your new student email address, take pictures for your College of Idaho ID card, receive your class schedule, and much more.  Orientation is required for all new incoming students and must be attended in full.  Due to the importance of each aspect of orientation, students can not come late, leave early, or attend only parts of the day's events.  Orientation runs the month of June.  Only one orientation is required.  All registration for these events must be completed at least one week before the day that orientation takes place and can be done by going to our events page.  if you have any questions feel free to contact Savala Smith.

Important Dates

  • Deposit Day --May 1, 2017

  • Community Living Agreement Due -- June 1, 2017

  • Move-In Day -- Friday, August 25, 2017

  • Classes Begin -- Wednesday, August 30, 2017