Admissions

Idaho College Admission Core Standards

Lewis-Clark State College Admissions Standards

If you have earned fewer than 14 transferrable credits from a college or university since graduating high school, the following requirements must be met.

Academic Students

1. Proof of graduation from an accredited high school with at least a 2.0 cumulative G.P.A.

2. A 2.0 cumulative G.P.A. from all college transcripts

3. Successful completion of the following State of Idaho College Admission Standards:

Idaho College Admission Core Standards set by the Idaho State Board of Education (the following apply to high school graduation years of 1992 – present):Reid Centennial Hall

Secondary Language Arts and Communication: Eight credits (8 semesters) required. *Both Academic and CTE students 

Composition, Literature, Oral Communication.

Mathematics: Six credits (6 credits) required. *4 credits required for CTE students

A minimum of six (6) credits, including Applied Math I or Algebra I; Geometry or Applied Math II or III; and Algebra II. A total of 8 credits are strongly recommended.

Credits not recognized by traditional titles, i.e., Algebra I or Geometry, may be used as long as they contain all of the critical components (higher math functions) prescribed by the State Mathematics Acheivement Standards.

Other courses may include Probability, Discrete Math, Analytic Geometry, Calculus, Statistics, and Trigonometry. Four (4) of the required mathematics credits must be taken in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grade.

Social Studies: Five credits (5 semesters) required. *Not required for CTE students

American Government (state and local), Geography, U.S. History, and World History. 

Other courses may be selected from Economics (Consumer Economics if it aligns to the state content standards), Psychology, and Sociology.

Science: Six credits (6 semesters) required. *4 credits required for CTE students

Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Geology. Physiology, Physics, Physical Science and Zoology. A maximum of two (2) credits may be derived from career technical  science courses when courses are aligned to state career technical content standards, and/or Applied Biology, and/or Applied Chemistry (Maximum of two (2) credits). 

Must have laboratory science experience in at least two (2) credits.

A laboratory science course is determined as one in which at least one (1) class period per week is devoted to providing students with the opportunity to manipulate equipment, materials, or specimens; to demonstrate skills in observation and analysis; and to discover, demonstrate, illustrate, or test specific principles or concepts.

Arts and Humanities (including world languages): Two credits (2 semesters) required. *Not required for CTE students

Literature, History, Philosophy, Fine Arts, (if the course is aligned to the state arts and humanities content standards), and inter-disciplinary humanities (related study of two or more of the traditional humanities disciplines). History courses beyond those required for state high school graduation may be counted toward this category.

World Language is strongly recommended. The Native American Languages may meet the foreign language credit requirement.

Other College Preparation: Three credits (3 semesters) required. *Not required for CTE students

Speech or debate (no more than one credit). Debate must be taught by a certified teacher.

Studio/Performing Arts (art, dance, drama, and music).

Foreign Language (beyond any foreign language credit applied in the Humanities/Foreign Language category). Career technical education classes (no more than two (2) credits) in Agricultural science and technology, business and office education, health occupations education, family and consumer sciences education, occupational family and consumer sciences education, technology education, marketing education, trade, industrial, and technical education, and individualized occupational training.

*NOTE:  A high school credit may only be counted in one category. The Idaho State Department of Education has reviewed and approved specific coursework for college entrance requirements.

If the high school the student graduated from does not offer a required course, applicants may contact the institutional admission officer for clarification of provisional admission procedures.

4. ACT composite score of 17 or SAT score of 780 (math and evidence-based reading & writing)

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Students

1. Proof of graduation from an accredited high school with at least a 2.0 cumulative G.P.A. or completion of a GED with a standard score of 600 (500 on the 2002-2013 test or 50 prior to 2002)

2. A 2.0 cumulative G.P.A. on all official college/university transcripts (when applicable)

3. Successful completion of Idaho College Admission Standards for CTE students (See Above)

4. ACT composite score of 17, SAT score of 780 (math and evidence-based reading & writing), Or Completion of ALEKS Math Placement exam & Writing Placement exam (WPE)

*For more information, please visit the LCSC Catalog