Admission to the Early College Program
All high school students who are interested in taking dual credit courses through Idaho State University must be admitted to the Early College Program before they can register for classes. In order to be admitted students must submit an online application and a permission form. Students only need to apply and submit a permission form the first time they take dual credit courses from ISU.
How to Apply to the Early College Program
- Go to www.isu.edu/apply and select the "Early College" Apply button
- Profile: First time users will click on Create an account and complete a student profile. Tip: Write down your log-in information! Returning users will Log into their student profile from this page. Students MUST complete an application after creating their profile! Everyone will click on “View or Submit Application” and “Start a New Early College Program Application for High School Students”
- Application (all items marked with a red asterisk are required):
Entry Term: Select the term that your dual enrollment course begins (NOT when you plan to enroll after high school). Choose “FALL” if your course starts at the beginning of the school year (including Trimester 2), choose “SPRING” if your course begins spring semester or Trimester 3.
Student Type: “Early College-Taking college courses while in high school”
Academic Program: Early College Academic or PTE Advanced Opportunities (PTE is for students taking Technical Dual Credit only, when in doubt use Early College)
Personal Section: Note: if your mail is delivered to a P.O. Box, please enter this instead of a street address
Academic Plans: Should already show Early College, click Save & Continue
Demographics: You will need your SSN (or LPN & Visa Type) if you correctly know them, Click Save & Continue
Family: Please select which best applies to you
Education: Please complete by selecting Country: United States, State/Providence: Idaho, and typing the city of your high school and click search. Select your high school from the select organization drop down menu and click select and enter your graduation month and year. If you know your counselor's name please complete, but not required.
Certification & Signature You will select yes to the certification questions, select your security questions and sign your application. Your security questions are important to remember, as you will be asked these by the IT Service Desk if you call for your username and password Click “Submit Application”
- Print, complete, and return Parent/Guardian Permission Form (Required) This is found on the Early College Program website under forms
At any point during this process you may choose to save application at the bottom of the page and return at a later time to complete. You can find the incomplete application in your profile by going to https://www.isu.edu/apply/, click on the Early College button, Log In, and choose "View or Submit Applications."
For assistance with the application process please call the Early College Program office at 208-282-6067.