Apply to CWI

Looking to earn a degree or certificate in one of College of Western Idaho's (CWI) academic transfer or career-technical programs, restart your educational journey, or take a class for personal or professional development? Get started by applying to CWI, or sign in to complete your application. 

Admission Application

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Explore Your Options

CWI offers a variety of programs and hands-on training opportunities including:

  • academic transfer
  • career and technical education
  • dual credit
  • adult education
  • short-term training

We are here to help you reach your goals, transfer on, or prepare you with the skills needed for a successful career.

Explore Your Options

Admission Steps

3993 Complete the FREE Admission Application

Apply for Admission

  • Applications are accepted year round.
    • View the Academic Calendar for important dates and deadlines specific to each semester.
  • The admission application should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
    • Creating a password for your account will enable you to return to your application at any time to complete.
  • Some programs only begin during certain semesters, while others may require a supplemental application process with additional deadlines.
    • Visit the program page to view requirements and important dates. 

Once your application has been submitted, be sure to add as a contact to ensure you are receiving important communication from the College.

3993 Apply for Financial Aid

Federal Financial Aid

  • Apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Completing the FAFSA can not only help you pay for school but will maximize your opportunities for scholarships, work-study positions, and more!

Complete the FAFSA
CWI's Code: 042118

Questions? For assistance or questions related to financial aid, please contact One Stop Student Services

Non-Degree Students

Non-degree seeking student are not eligible for federal financial aid. As such, please be sure to pay for your classes by the Tuition and Fees Deadline listed on the Academic Calendar.

3993 Submit Transcripts

New Students

New students (17 and over) seeking a degree or certificate are required to submit official transcripts as part of the admission process.

High School or Home School Student High School or Home School Graduate / GED Completer College Student College Graduate Military Student

6th or 7th semester transcript


Final transcript showing graduation date 


GED transcript* or HiSET certificate with overall passing score

College transcript**


Final high school or home school transcript showing graduation date OR GED transcript* or HiSET certificate with overall passing score

College transcript showing completion of associate degree or higher**

DD-214 form showing high school graduation or equivalent

*If you completed your GED in Idaho, visit to order your transcript.
**To order your college transcript, visit National Student Clearinghouse.

Submitting your transcripts:

Submission Type Instructions

Submit your transcripts in-person to any One Stop Student Services locations.

  • Transcripts must be in the original, sealed envelope from the institution.

Transcripts may be submitted via fax to 1.888.562.3216.

  • Transcripts must be in the original, sealed envelope from the institution.

Transcripts may be submitted via email to

  • Transcripts must be emailed directly from the institution.

Transcripts may be submitted via mail to:

College of Western Idaho
One Stop Student Services
MS 3000
P.O. Box 3010
Nampa, ID 83653

Transcripts must be clearly marked ‘official’ and have an official school signature/stamp on the transcript.

To be considered for admission, 16-year-old students must: 

Students under age 16 will be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. In addition to the requirements above, students must submit a letter from a parent or guardian describing the request for an exception to admission requirements.

3993 Preview Next Steps

The first step once you are officially admitted as a student will be to sign in to your student account. 

With your student account set up, you will be ready to:

  • submit placement scores
  • complete New Student Orientation
  • apply for scholarships
  • and more! 

New Student Checklist for Success

Returning Students

Were you previously admitted to College of Western Idaho (CWI) — excluding dual credit — but have not taken classes for more than six semesters or two years? Welcome back!

Apply as a Returning Student

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International Students

CWI is eager to be a destination for students from across the globe! Our One Stop Student Services team and International Student Advisors are here to help from the time you inquire about our institution, through the visa process, and beyond.

International Students


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