College of Western Idaho and University of Idaho

Jump Start

Jump Start, a partnership between College of Western Idaho (CWI) and University of Idaho (U of I), allows students to co-facilitated in general education, in-person classes held at the heart of downtown Boise at the University's Idaho Water Center.

Happy CWI students in a classroom
University of Idaho Water Center, downtown Boise


In addition to offering a new location for students to take classes through CWI, Jump Start also helps facilitate a seamless transition for CWI students transferring to U of I. 

Take advantage of Jump Start to: 

  • prepare to transfer to U of I with built-in support to ensure your success
  • engage in a university experience while experiencing the value of CWI at $139 a credit
  • and accommodate your busy schedule with late afternoon and evening, 8-week classes.

Parking in the Idaho Water Center garage is free for evening classes, and students are eligible to receive a free city bus pass.
Parking details for the U of I Boise classes.


Jump Start offers 8-week classes beginning in August or October in the following areas of study:

  • Communication
  • English
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology

Class availability is subject to change.

Preview Jump Start Class Offerings at CWI 

student on campus

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Have questions or need help?

Phone: 208.562.3000

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