Returning Students

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Welcome back to College of Western Idaho (CWI)! We are excited you are returning to CWI.

A returning student is a degree or non-degree seeking student who has previously been admitted to CWI but has not enrolled or attended academic classes in the previous six terms and/or two years. If this describes you, there may be a few things you need to do before enrolling in the upcoming term.

CWI Standards for Readmission:

If you have not enrolled in academic courses in the previous six terms and/or two years, then you will need to apply for readmission and determine your current residency. To find your residence status visit Residency. Please follow the following standards:

  • 2. Apply for Financial Aid

    You may qualify for financial assistance. Apply for financial aid online using the FAFSA application. FAFSA School Code - 042118

  • 3. Turn in additional Admissions Items

    Although you were previously an admitted student, there may be some missing admissions items based on your date of acceptance. Once your application has been processed, CWI will notify you if there are additional admissions items to submit.

    Official* Final Transcript-- Submit one of the following:

    • An official* high school or home school transcript.
    • An official GED or HiSET transcript showing passing scores.
    • Official college transcripts showing an Associate’s degree or higher**

    Please submit transcripts to:

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

    *Transcripts submitted to CWI in person must be in the original, sealed envelope from the issuing institution. Opened transcripts will be considered unofficial.

    **Transfer students who have not received a college degree from a regionally accredited institution, will need to submit official high school, GED or HiSET transcripts. CWI will accept faxed high school, GED or HiSET transcripts as official if they are faxed directly from the issuing institution to 1.888.562.3216 with a cover letter on institution letterhead, with "official" clearly marked on the transcript, and an official school signature/stamp on the transcript. Transcripts from colleges within the state of Idaho and TVCC may also be accepted in this manner as official. Transfer students who have received a college degree must also submit final high school or GED transcripts if chosen for financial aid verification.

    Math and English Placement

    Recent ACT test scores or SAT test scores may be accepted.

    • Recent, within three years of the first day of class
    • To send ACT scores to CWI, please use ACT college code 0932. ACT minimums are 18 for English and 23 for Math; SAT minimums are 450 for English and 460 for Math.
  • 4. College Transcripts

    If you have attended other regionally accredited institutions since you were previously enrolled at CWI, please submit official college transcripts. CWI accepts transfer credits from post-secondary institutions accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Search for regional accrediting agencies. Your transcript will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis to determine any course equivalencies. Non-equivalent courses may count toward total hours required for graduation. 

    Transfer students seeking an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science degree must complete twenty percent (20%) of required credits for a certificate or degree at CWI.

  • 5. Complete New Student Orientation

    If you have never attended classes at CWI, you may be required to attend New Student Orientation (NSO). NSO is an opportunity for incoming students to learn more about CWI, complete their first semester advising and registration, and meet other incoming students. Degree-Seeking students pursuing an Associates of Arts or Science degree must complete orientation in order to register for classes.

    Attend New Student Orientation

  • 6. Register for classes

    Search and register for classes online by accessing Student Planning through myCWI. Visit Student Planning for videos and walkthroughs. Information on selecting courses for your next term can be found on myCWI under your program evaluation tool. Through myCWI you are also able to access your student records and perform online course searches.

    Once all standards for readmission are met, you will be assigned a Student Success Advisor who specializes in your degree plan. Student Success Advisors are excited to work with you in being a successful student.

    Register for classes

Important Dates for Credit Programs

  Summer 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
Priority Registration Begins1 n/a April 11 November 14
Open Registration Begins February 28 April 18 November 21
Financial Aid Priority Deadline May 14 July 30 December 17
Admission Deadline2 May 28 August 13 January 7
Last Day to Register for Classes June 3 August 19 January 13
Tuition and Fees Due June 3 August 19 January 13
Classes Begin3 June 6 August 22 January 17
1 Priority registration is limited to continuing students. Students are assigned a registration time based upon their cumulative credits earned. Students should check myCWI and their CWI email to learn their assigned registration time. Students may register online anytime on or after their assigned registration time.
2 The admission deadline for international students is earlier than the deadline for non-international students and is only available during the fall and spring semesters. Please consult the Academic Calendar for the international student admission deadlines for the fall and spring semesters.
3 Some classes begin before or after this date. Please refer to the Registration and Refund Deadlines by Class Section Dates (located beneath each semester) of the Academic Calendar for more information.