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BSU 15 To Start

What is 15 to Start?

Start your college career at Boise State University with 15 credits already completed!

Boise State’s 15 to Start option provides high school students taking concurrent enrollment courses the opportunity to achieve a significant milestone prior to high school graduation — completing their first semester of college by earning fifteen college credits. 15 to Start helps motivated students map the connection between their current academic performance and future life goals.

Benefits of the 15 to Start Program are you get personalized degree planning, reduced tuition, and transferrable credits as well as many other benefits as a Boise State University student. You will work with a Concurrent Enrollment advisor to create a degree plan based on your personal goals and degree interests to guide you in making a seamless transition to college. With an approved 15 to Start degree plan, you are eligible to take reduced-cost college courses for the 15 to Start rate of $75 per credit. (Additional costs and fees may apply, including textbooks, online fees, and lab fees.) 15 to Start accepts credits from transferable concurrent enrollment/dual credit courses offered from Boise State and other colleges, transfer courses, Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests.

To participate in the 15 to Start option, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a sophomore in high school and submit an application by February 15th.
  • Attend a high school in a Community Impact Programs region (Payette, Fruitland, Parma, Emmett, McCall/Donnelly, Cascade, New Meadows, Mountain Home, Glenns Ferry).
  • Plan to attend Boise State University upon high school graduation.
  • Have a goal to complete a minimum of 15 college credits while still in high school.
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Complete an agreement with signed permission from a parent or guardian.

Once you decide to participate in the 15 to Start option, and meet eligibility criteria, you must complete the following requirements:

  • Complete an agreement of participation.
  • Meet at least once each academic year with a Boise State Concurrent Enrollment advisor to develop and maintain a personalized degree plan. consisting of courses that best match your college goals. 
  • Be admitted and actively enrolled in dual credit or on-campus courses the full-time you are participating.
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale) and remain in good academic standing.