Idaho State University
ISU Early College Program requires students to be 16 or have completed half of their high school graduation requirements and have a 2.7 unweighted GPA.
- Registration and Drop Deadline without “W” and no assessed fee: Friday, October 6, 2023
- Drop deadline to withdraw from Fall courses, no refund: Friday, October 27, 2023
- Registration and Drop Deadline without “W” and no assessed fee: Friday, February 16, 2024
- Drop deadline to withdraw from Fall courses, no refund: Friday, March 15, 2024
ISU Registration Checklist
- Talk to your parents and your school Site Coordinator/Counselor about dual credit courses offered through IDLA. Be sure to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of college credit available through a dual credit course. A full list of course offerings can be found on the IDLA Course Catalog.
- Be sure you meet any prerequisite requirements for the course prior to registering for the course.
- Work with your Site Coordinator to register for the course through IDLA.
- Check your registration confirmation email for the course start date and other important information.
- Follow the steps below or watch this application video.
- If this is your first time taking classes you need to apply to ISU. If you are already an ISU Early College Student you can register for your class through BengalWeb (see the last step listed below
- Go to www.isu.edu/apply and select the “Early College” button.
- Profile: First-time users will click on Create an account and complete a student profile. Tip: Write down your log-in information! Returning users will Sign In to their student profile from this page. Students MUST complete an application after creating their profile! Everyone will click on “View or Submit Application” and “Start a New Early College Program Application for High School Students”.
- Application (all items marked with a red asterisk are required):
- Entry Term: Select the term that your dual enrollment course begins (NOT when you plan to enroll after high school). Choose “FALL” if your course starts at the beginning of the school year, choose “SPRING” if your course begins spring semester, or “Summer” if you plan on taking Summer classes.
- Student Type: “Early College-Taking college courses while in high school”.
- Academic Program: Early College Academic or PTE Advanced Opportunities (PTE is for students taking Technical Dual Credit only when in doubt use Early College).
- Personal Section: Note: if your mail is delivered to a P.O. Box, please enter this instead of a street address.
- Academic Plans: Should already show Early College, click Save & Continue.
- Demographics: Your SSN is optional, but if you know it please enter it. If you are a Not a US-Citizen you will need to enter your LPN or Visa Type, Click Save & Continue.
- Family: Please select which best applies to you.
- Education: Please complete by selecting Country: United States, State/Providence: Idaho, and typing the city of your high school and click search. Select your high school from the select organization drop-down menu and click select and enter your graduation month and year. If you know your counselor’s name please complete, but not required.
- Certification & Signature You will select yes to the certification questions, select your security questions, and sign your application. Your security questions are important to remember, as you will be asked these by the IT Service Desk if you call for your username and password Click “Submit Application”.
- Complete Consent Form via Docusign (Required). This can also be found on the Early College Program website under forms.(opens in a new tab) After you complete the form it will be sent to your parent’s email. Please let them know they need to sign it. After it is complete, it will be email to the ECP office.
- At any point during this process, you may choose to save the application at the bottom of the page and return at a later time to complete it. You can find the incomplete application in your profile by going to https://www.isu.edu/apply/, click on the Early College button, Log In, and choose “View or Submit Applications.”
- Obtain username and password. After being admitted as an Early College Program student you will be sent an email from the Admissions Office and email@example.com with information about claiming your account. For additional help, you can contact the IT Service Desk at 208-282-4357.
- Register for ISU courses through BengalWeb, bengalweb.isu.edu. Click on the Academic Tools Tab, Add/Drop Classes, and enter the 5 digit CRN associated with the course and click submit. (CRN’s can be found in the ISU online class schedule).
- Talk to your parents and your schoolSite Coordinator/Counselor about Advanced Opportunities funds provided by the State of Idaho. Determine whether or not to use these funds to pay for the cost of your college credits.
- Using Advanced Opportunity funding? Work with your school Site Coordinator/Counselor to register through the state Advanced Opportunities portal.
- Not using Advanced Opportunity funding?
- Payment can be made via an online check or a credit/ debit card via Bengalweb for courses and fees not covered by Advanced Opportunity funding. Please be aware that payments with a card are charged a 2.75 percent convenience fee.
Students who register for a class and decide not to take it for ISU credit, will need to login to BengalWeb and either drop or withdrawal from the course by the appropriate deadline (please see course syllabus). If the course is not dropped by the deadline, the student is obligated to pay the course tuition to the university. Deadlines are strictly enforced and high school and college registrations are separate.
NOTE: If the students fails to drop or withdraw through BengalWeb they will remain registered at the university for the course. Should they not complete the course, a failing grade will be posted to their permanent college transcript. If a student does not successfully complete their course (fail, quit attending, or withdraw), for which the state had paid a reimbursement, the student must pay for and successfully earn credit or complete one course before the State Department of Education may pay any further courses for the student.
- Dropped Classes: The class that is dropped will not appear on a student’s transcript and the student will not owe the university tuition for the course.
- Withdrawn Classes: The class that the student withdraws from will appear on the student’s transcript with a “W” and the student will still owe the university for the course
IDLA Program Pathways: ISU Dual Credit Education
The Dual Credit Education roadmap is a sequence of courses for students interested in working in the education field. Students progressing through this sequence of courses will learn about topics such as the historical background on the U.S. educational system, relationships between school, family, and the community, and developmental characteristics of learners at all grade levels. Students completing the full sequence will earn 10 university credits towards an Idaho State University education degree.
This course sequence is supported by a partnership between IDLA and Idaho State University. Courses are articulated for dual credit, enabling students to earn both high school and university credit through the same course. Information about course registration and use of Fast Forward funds available through the State Department of Education can be found on the Advanced Opportunities page.
- Dual Credit Foundations of American Education (ISU)
- Dual Credit Families, Communities, and Culture (ISU)
- Dual Credit Development and Individual Differences (ISU)
- Dual Credit Education Field Practicum (ISU)
If you are interested in pursing this pathway, work with your counselor or site coordinator to build the pathway into your course plan.