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January 20, 2020

Admissions Q&A’s | University of Idaho

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Associate Director, Multicultural Admissions: Monzerrath Stark

LRT Sports: How much does being an athlete affect the admissions process?

It can. They may have additional help to get through the admissions processes easier than other students.

LRT Sports: What are the qualities you look for when taking on a student-athlete?

I personally do not. That goes through a different department.

LRT Sports: What will set a student-athlete’s application apart from the general applicants or other student-athletes?

Ideally it should not.

LRT Sports: Does an early admission application carry more weight/have a different priority in your acceptance process?

It can. Especially when honoring the highest GPA or test scores.

LRT Sports: Would your institution recommend that a student-athlete come in for an interview? If so, when would you recommend they start this process?

No they deserve to go through the same admissions process. If they do not have the grades or the preparation then they themselves should be told to try community college first.

LRT Sports: What GPA/SAT/ACT would your institution recommend that a student-athlete shoot for?

What percentage of student-athletes receive financial aid?

Same as the general population. It wouldn’t be different from our “general” population.

LRT Sports: What is the best way for  student-athletes to start the financial aid process if they need financial aid?

Same process as all other students. Turn in the FAFSA on time.

LRT Sports: What is your institution’s policy on financial aid? Does it differ for scholar athletes?

It can be. From my understanding the Athletic department can give out additional scholarships.

LRT Sports: What is the best piece of advice you can give to a student-athlete who has your institution number one on their list?

Connect and stay connected with both your athletic recruiter and admissions recruiter so that we both may assist you to be successful.

LRT Sports: What makes your athletic program stand out?

Our graduation rates. We care for our students to graduate and be more than just a football player in the NFL. If they get to the NFL that is amazing, but it is the instances where they don’t and they need an education to get them through life.