First-Year Student

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If you are a high school senior, have already graduated from high school, or earned a GED and have attempted fewer than 14 transferable semester college credits, you should apply as a first-year applicant

Application Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines

How to Apply

The online application takes about 10-15 minutes to complete and is free to submit! You will create a Be a Warrior account to complete the online application. With your Be a Warrior account you will be able to log back in any time to complete the online application, upload admission documents, and check your application status.

*If you are an international student please visit the International Admissions page to submit your application.

If you graduated from high school, ask your high school to send your official transcript to the LC State Admissions Office at [email protected] or 500 8th Avenue Lewiston, ID 83501

If you enrolled in any college courses while in high school, those official transcripts must be submitted as well.

If you received your GED, official scores need to be sent directly from the GED Testing Service.

Official transcripts must arrive in a sealed envelope or in official electronic format from the issuing institution to be valid. Photocopies of records are not official.

*You can be tentatively admitted off unofficial or working transcripts. Unofficial transcripts may be sent to [email protected]. Unofficial college transcripts must include your full name, institution, grade points, credits, and grade point average. Working transcripts indicate you are currently enrolled in classes. After your grades and/or degree are posted, you will need to have official transcripts sent to the Admissions Office. Full admission will be granted once we receive all official transcripts.

Academic Students under 21 years of age: Test scores are not required for admissions purposes, however they are required for class registration and class placement. You can submit an ACT or SAT score or you can submit an ALEKS math placement exam and Writing Placement Exam which are LC State's Placement Exams. Official scores for the SAT (code: 4385) or ACT (code: 009200) are sent directly from the Collegeboard (SAT) or ACT website.

Academic Students over 21 years of age: You are not required to submit test scores for admission. However, it is recommended that you take the LC State Placement Exams for course registration.

Career and Technical Students: You can submit ACT or SAT scores or you can take the ALEKS math placement exam and Writing Placement Exam which are LC State's Placement Exams.

To send sensitive documents upload them through your Be a Warrior account or through LeapFile.

LeapFile Instructions:
Select Admissions
Type in details and upload your documents

If you need help with your Be a Warrior account check out our Be a Warrior video tutorials. They will walk you through how to create your Be a Warrior account, apply, upload supplemental items, reset your password, and more.

What If I Earned College Credit in High School?

If you are a high school senior and have earned any amount of college credit you should apply as a first-year applicant. 

Learn More About LC State

Look through our viewbook to learn more about what LC State and the Lewis-Clark Valley have to offer.

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First-Year Viewbook

Frequently Asked Questions

You will receive notification of your admission status (i.e., accepted for regular, tentative, or provisional admission, probation, and denial) via mail as soon as we receive all admission documents from you. In the meantime, check out our I've Already Applied page to see what your next steps are and find out more about financial aid, housing, and registering for classes. 

Decisions on completed freshman applications are made on a rolling basis. Normally, this process takes about one to two weeks but can take up to four weeks depending on the volume of applications that are being received at that time. If you are accepted, check our page for admitted students to see what your next steps should be.

Check out our Admissions Standards. Notice that the standards vary for academic degree-seeking applicants and career and technical education degree-seeking applicants and by age.

Not all of our students come from a traditional high school background. We're excited you're interested in LC State, so check out our Admissions Standards.

March 1st is LC State's priority deadline.

To be considered for scholarships (including Idaho merit based and out-of-state) we need to have your application and 7th semester (or 10th trimester) transcript on file by the priority deadline (that's the transcript from the first term of your Senior year of high school).

Submit all financial aid forms (including the FAFSA) and applications by our March 1st priority deadline for priority consideration.

All financial aid forms and applications can be accessed through the Financial Aid website. We highly recommend submitting a scholarship application through the scholarship portal. You will also want to submit your FAFSA (FAFSA school code: 001621), which will determine your eligibility for federal and state aid. You should submit all financial aid forms and applications by our March 1st priority deadline for priority consideration.

For more information regarding the specific types of financial aid available to you, please contact the Financial Aid office at [email protected] or (208) 792-2224.

As a freshman, you are not required to live on-campus, so choose what will work best for you! On-campus housing and assignments are based on the date deposits are received. Once on-campus housing is full, students can continue to apply and be placed on a wait list. Visit the Residence Life website to learn about on-campus and some off-campus options.

If you have questions about housing, please contact Residence Life at [email protected] or (208) 792-2053.

All new LC students attend STAR (Student Advising and Registration) to select first semester classes. Once admitted, you will register to attend a STAR session. STAR provides information about financial aid, payments, what to expect from college, and how to register. STAR provides new students with an opportunity to ask questions about programs and career goals.

If you are not sure if you are admitted, contact the Admissions Office at [email protected] or (208) 792-2210 or (208) 792-2378. If you have been admitted, but have not received your STAR email, please contact The Advising Center at (208) 792-2313.

If you have questions that are specific to you and your application to LC State, please contact the Admissions Office at [email protected], 208-792-2210, or 208-792-2378. You can also contact an Admissions Specialist directly.