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Application Priority Dates

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  • Spring semester (January start):October 15
  • Fall semester (August start): May 15
  • GEM scholarship – December 15 (priority date)
  • International Student Scholarship – April 1
  • January 4-5: International Student Orientation for Spring 2016 required for all new international students

Boise State has established priority dates for receipt of your admission application materials to allow sufficient time to process immigration paperwork and apply for your visa. To guarantee you will be considered for admission, the International Admissions Office must receive your application and all supporting materials by the priority date. After the priority date, applications will be considered on a space available basis. Graduate degree programs often have earlier deadlines. Please contact the program you are interested in for further details.

If you are on a visa to the United States, or need a visa to study in the United States, then you are an international student at Boise State University.  If you are a US Citizen, permanent resident, or hold refugee or asylee status please see the domestic student admissions page for how to apply.


There are over 200 programs of study at Boise State University.