How high school seniors receive letters of admission to Idaho universities is about to change

Posted at 2:00 PM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 16:00:24-04

The Idaho State Board of Education is changing how high school seniors will receive their letters of admission to Idaho universities.

The Board announced Friday beginning Sept. 15, high school seniors will be able to log into Apply Idaho on the Board's website, create an account, and find their acceptance letters.

“This letter will show all the Idaho public colleges and universities at which the student pre-qualifies for admission," Byron Yankey, the State Board’s college and career advising program manager, said in a statement. "Students just need to apply to one or more institutions to confirm their interest."

The change comes as a result of disruptions caused by COVID-19, which canceled many college entrance exams. The new system provides students the ability to access their direct admissions letters since home addresses and emails are usually collected from the entrance exams, according to SBOE.