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Newly Admitted Students

Back to School, Reginald Nappier, Kyle Van Arsdale, Jo Brown, MBEB, Photos by Ashley Alexander

Congratulations on your admission to the Graduate College at Boise State University! You are now part of a thriving academic community where innovation is encouraged and creativity is rewarded. We are thrilled to welcome you to Boise State and look forward to helping you achieve your academic goals. The following information is to help guide your next steps and ensure a smooth transition.

First Steps

Confirm Your Intent To Enroll

Using the following link, please confirm your intent to enroll:

Access Your My.BoiseState Account and Email is the university web portal for all Boise State Students. When you access My.BoiseState, you have the ability to register for classes, view your student financial account and pay your tuition and fees, view your “To Do” items and much more.

Your Boise State student email account has already been created for you. Upon admission to the university, an admissions email was sent to you from the Graduate Admission and Degree Services office at Boise State. This email contains your student ID number and your email username. To access your email account, go to and click on “Log On.” From there, navigate to “Reset/Create Password” to create your new password. Return to the main page and click “Log On” again. Enter the username provided you were provided with and the password you created.

Important: Make sure to check your email account daily, as all official university communication will be sent to your My.BoiseState student account.

For email assistance, contact the Help Desk at The Zone at (208) 426-4357 or

Contact Your Advisor

Contact your advisor to determine your program’s preferred timeline for class registration, required core classes, your projected plan of study, etc. If you do not have an advisor yet, consider talking to your program coordinator regarding class registration. Click here to visit the degree program pages and find your program coordinator.

Resolve Any Registration Holds

You may have a registration hold on your account if you were admitted provisionally to the university. Holds will keep you from registering for courses. You can check on any holds through the Student Center on your My.BoiseState account.


Before You Arrive on Campus

Register For Class

You may register for courses the beginning day of registration until the 10th day of the semester. Check the Academic Calendar for dates on registration, dropping or adding classes, adding independent study or directed research, and payment of fees.

Financial Aid

At Boise State University, funding is available as department assistantships, internal and external fellowships, scholarships, grants and federal loans. Federal and state financial aid is available to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents only. To learn more about financial aid opportunities, visit the Funding Your Graduate School Education webpage.

Arrange for Housing

The Housing and Residence Life department offers graduate students several options for an on-campus housing experience. Currently there are suites, townhomes, and university apartments available for graduate students. For more information on housing, please visit the Housing and Residential Life webpage.

Explore Meal Plan Options

Whether you live on-campus or off, Boise State Dining Services has got you covered! Dining Services offers a number of meal plan options to best fit the varying needs of all students at Boise State. To learn more about meal plan options, visit the Boise State Dining Services webpage.

Get To Know Your Campus

Familiarize yourself with campus by taking an Interactive Campus Tour of Boise State University! Additionally, look for resource tours that the Graduate College will be offering for incoming graduate students at the beginning of each semester.


After You Get Here

Get Your Bronco Card

Your Bronco Card is your key to campus life. Bronco cards can be used in many ways, but they are necessary for accessing printing privileges, some campus facilities and free athletic tickets. Bronco Cards can also be used in concordance with Bronco Bucks, as a cashless prepaid debit plan. Bronco Cards can picked up at the Information Desk in the Student Union Building with a valid ID and proof of registration.

Click here to learn more about Bronco Cards 

Attend Orientation(s)

Graduate College Student Orientation – The Graduate College held our first annual Graduate Student Orientation on August 18th from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, followed by a BBQ. If you missed the event, you can view orientation by visiting our Current Students webpage.

International Orientation – Students attended a 2-day International Student Orientation to learn about graduate student resources and opportunities at Boise State University, as well as important immigration regulations. For more information, visit the International Student Orientation webpage.

Academic Program Orientation – Check with your academic program regarding any program specific orientations you may have available or be required to attend.

Parking Permits and Shuttle Services

If you plan on parking your vehicle on campus, you must have a parking permit displayed on the inside lower left windshield of your vehicle at all times. Click here to view permit pricing. For more information, please visit the Transportation and Parking webpage or stop by the Transportation and Parking office located in the Student Union Building (SUB).

SUB Transit Center 1700 University Drive
Phone: 208-426-PARK (7275) Text: 208-953-1681
Office Hours 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday

Graduate Student and Advisor Checklist

Your relationship with your major advisor is an important part of your graduate experience. This partnership can help to demystify the graduate school process, provide an opportunity for professional growth, and help to foster networking. Your advisor is critical to your progress in the program and your eventual graduation success. Students who reported being most satisfied with their mentoring relationship indicated having regular meetings with their advisors and an ability to communicate openly. The “Graduate Student and Advisor Checklist” is one way to began this dialogue. Click here to access the Graduate Students and Advisor Checklist.


Student Support Services

For information regarding university offices across campus that provide student support services such as academic success units, health and counseling services, campus recreation, and many more, please visit our Student Services webpage.