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Getting Ready for UIdaho Bound

Make the most of your visit. Come prepared.

Keep the following things in mind as you get ready for UIdaho Bound.

What to Do

  1. Set up your VandalWeb and Vandal Mail accounts. These electronic accounts are your lifeline to the University. In fact, you will not be able to sign up for UIdaho Bound until you activate these important accounts. Simply follow the easy step-by-step account setup instructions. Be sure to write down your username and password information, keep it in a safe place and bring it with you to campus during the event. You’ll need your username and password to register for classes. Please note that this is sensitive information; please do not share your information.
  2. Confirm your major. Your acceptance letter lists the major we have on record for you. If your interests have changed or you need to make a correction, contact the Admissions Office at (208) 885-6326. This ensures you will be advised appropriately during the event. If you are unsure about your major, explore the 140+ options using Degree Finder.
  3. Explore on-campus living. Visit the Admitted Students website to learn about your wide range of on-campus living options. This will help you narrow down your choices during your visit.
  4. Submit Enrollment Deposit. Beginning in January 2015, there will be options to pay the enrollment deposit online, by mail, or over the phone.
  5. Start thinking about your first semester courses. We don’t expect you to know your exact schedule of classes before you arrive, but it’s important to be familiar with our general education curriculum. Typically, a first semester student takes two to three courses in the general education curriculum (English, math, science, etc.) and coursework in their major to total at least 15 credits. Exact schedule details will be covered in depth at Vandal Friday.

What to Bring

  1. Vandal Account information. Be sure to write down and bring your username, NetID, and passwords for your VandalWeb and Vandal Mail accounts so you can register. This is sensitive information, so keep it safe.
  2. Your University of Idaho admitted student packet and letter of acceptance. We will begin sending out admitted student packets mid January.
  3. Your ACT/SAT scores for Math and English placement. The scores on your exam will help you and your adviser determine the correct math or English class for which you should register.
  4. A list of your unanswered questions. Develop a list of questions you hope to get answered during your visit to campus.
  5. Photo I.D. You’ll need this to get your Vandal Card (your official student I.D.). Note: only government-issued I.D. cards that have not expired will be accepted.
  6. An open mind. It’s helpful if you come with a general idea about what your first semester might look like, but it’s important to remain flexible. Our advising experts are prepared to help you choose the best classes and schedule that will help you reach your goals.
  7. Appropriate gear. This checklist of items to bring will help you pack.

Related Links

Office of Admissions

Bruce M. Pitman Center
P.O. Box 444253
Moscow, ID 83844-4253