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An education at Boise State is more than textbooks and tests. You’ll experience a thriving metropolitan research university located in the heart of Idaho’s capital that offers more than 200 areas of study. Whether you’re conquering a mountain or a chemistry equation, you’ll discover how adventurous life is as a Bronco.

Ready to apply? See below to learn how.

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It’s time to turn your plans into action. Let’s get going!

First off, select the application type below to get you started on your admissions steps.

Undergraduate Application

If you’re ready to get started, click the button below.

Start your Undergraduate Application

How to Apply

Depending on who you are, the steps in your application process may vary slightly. If you’d like to learn more about how to apply, select the type of student you are below.

Application and Scholarship Deadlines

These deadlines are for undergraduate degree-seeking students. International student deadlines are earlier.

Fall/Summer Application and Scholarship Priority Deadlines

  • Nonresident Application and Scholarship Priority Deadline:* December 15
  • Resident Application and Scholarship Priority Deadline:* February 15
  • Standard Application Deadline: May 1
  • Application closes: August 1

Spring Application and Scholarship Priority Deadline:

  • Application and Scholarship Priority Deadline: October 1
  • Standard Application Deadline: December 1

*All required admission and scholarship materials for new freshmen and transfer students must be received by Boise State Admissions by date indicated. All scholarship criteria is subject to change.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I be notified about an admission decision?

Once all your admission materials have been received it takes approximately three weeks to process your application and make your admission decision.  You’ll be notified of your admission decision by mail and email. A printable letter of admission will be posted on your page. Get in the habit of checking your BroncoMail and myBoiseState frequently, as important information is posted regularly.

How can I apply for an Application Fee Waiver?

Boise State University offers Admissions Application Fee Waivers for students who demonstrate financial need. Students must meet certain criteria.
Learn More About The Fee Waiver

Can I move my application?

If you need to move an application that you have already submitted forward or backward one semester, you must complete our Deferment Request Form.
Move Your Application

How is a student's residency determined?

Your state of legal residence is determined at the time of your initial application for admission to Boise State. Be sure to answer all questions on the admission application as fully as possible. The full process for establishing Idaho residency is listed on the Registrar’s webpage.  Further questions can be directed to Josh Wilkins at