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.
Using the following link, please confirm your intent to enroll: https://secureforms.boisestate.edu/gradcoll/intent-to-enroll/
My.BoiseState.edu 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 my.boisestate.edu 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 – For Fall 2017, Graduate Student International Orientation was held on August 15-16th. 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.
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).
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.