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North Idaho College Admissions

Check in with North Idaho College's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Students who apply for Fall should hear back from North Idaho College by February 1.

North Idaho College Admissions Stats at a Glance

North Idaho College 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.1
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 6%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 60%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 10%

Applying Early to North Idaho College?

North Idaho College does not offer early decision or early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is North Idaho College Hard To Get Into?

Getting into North Idaho College is not competitive. North Idaho College has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.

In 2021, North Idaho College accepted 76% of students, around 2,521 of the 3,312 students who applied.

Schools that are not competitive to get into, like North Idaho College, accept virtually all applicants regardless of high school rank or test scores. Admissions to nursing program is program very difficult.

Transfer student admissions is not competitive.

What Does North Idaho College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at North Idaho College

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Not Considered
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Not Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Not Considered
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Not Considered
Volunteer Work Not Considered

North Idaho College 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to North Idaho College must submit the following items. Double check with North Idaho College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements county residency certificate
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into North Idaho College?

Students admitted to North Idaho College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1.

Out of all students that were admitted, 57% submitted a class rank. At North Idaho College 6% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 16% were in the top 25% and 44% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At North Idaho College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 57%
3.75 and 3.99 12.94%
3.50 and 3.74 13.77%
3.25 and 3.49 15.42%
3.00 and 3.24 15.26%
2.50 and 2.9 23.55%
2.00 and 2.49 12.94%

North Idaho College considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

North Idaho College is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 60% of North Idaho College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 10% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for North Idaho College?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of North Idaho College students scored 83 or higher and 75% of students scored 104 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of North Idaho College students scored 127 or higher, and 75% scored a 104 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for North Idaho College?

To be most competitive at North Idaho College, you should strive to earn between 23 and 16 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 16 means you fall in the 75th percentile for North Idaho College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 16, and three out of four students scored lower than 16 on the ACT.

A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for North Idaho College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

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Transferring to North Idaho College

For transfer students, it is not competitive to get admitted to North Idaho College.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 6.

Transfer students can enroll in North Idaho College during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

North Idaho College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to North Idaho College?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to North Idaho College.

Does North Idaho College accept transfer credits?

North Idaho College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. North Idaho College accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests

Do I have to submit test scores to North Idaho College?

North Idaho College is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is North Idaho College's acceptance rate?

North Idaho College's acceptance rate is 76%.

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Admission Difficulty

Open Admission


How hard is it to get into North Idaho College? North Idaho College is a open admission institution. The North Idaho College acceptance rate is 76%. This means that the institution accepts 76 out of every 100 applicants.



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North Idaho College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 6

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 6

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to North Idaho College is Aug 6.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to North Idaho College is Aug 6.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

North Idaho College ACT Scores


ACT Range

23 - 16

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

16 and Above


23 to 16


23 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to North Idaho College is 18. Students with an ACT score of 16 and above have a good chance of getting into North Idaho College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 16 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

North Idaho College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

107 - 83


Reading SAT Range

104 - 127

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North Idaho College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At North Idaho College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.07. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

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