Undergraduate GSSP

Undergraduate GSSP

The Global Student Success Program (GSSP) is equivalent to the first year of a bachelor's or master's degree program. The GSSP provides an academic and cultural bridge to studying at the University of Idaho. When you successfully complete the GSSP, you move directly into the second year of your undergraduate or graduate degree program. The University of Idaho Global Students is designed for international students looking for additional academic, cultural, and personal support, designed to help you be more successful. After completing the GSSP your first year, you will progress directly into the second year of your academic degree program, with no additional time needed to graduate. The application for admission is free, and entrance is guaranteed so long as you meet minimum academic and English requirements (no SAT/ACT required).



Degree Programs

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

  • Agricultural Economics, B.S.

    • Agribusiness

    • Applied Economics

  • Agricultural Education, B.S.

  • Agricultural Science, Communication & Leadership, B.S.

  • Animal & Veterinary Science, B.S.

  • Apparel, Textiles, & Design, B.S.

  • Child, Family, & Consumer Sciences, B.S.

  • Early Childhood Development Education, B.S.

  • Food Science, B.S.

  • Sustainable Crop & Landscape Systems, B.S.

  • Sustainable Food Systems, B.S.

For more information on these majors please click here

College of Art and Architecture

  • Architecture, B.S.

  • Art Education, B.S.

  • Art, B.A.

  • Interior Design, B.I.D.

  • Landscape Architecture, B.S.

  • Studio Art & Design, B.F.A.

  • Virtual Technology & Design, B.S.

For more information on these majors please click here

College of Business and Economics

  • Accounting, B.S.

  • Economics, B.A/B.S.

  • Finance, B.S.

  • Management & Human Resources

  • Marketing B.S.

    • Marketing Analytics emphasis

    • Entrepreneurship emphasis

    • General emphasis

  • PGA Golf Management

  • Operations Management, B.S.

For more information on these majors please click here

College of Education, Health and Human Sciences

  • Career & Technical Education, B.S.
  • Dance, B.S.
  • Exercise Science & Health, B.S.
  • Physical Education, B.S.
  • Recreation, B.S.
  • Secondary Education, B.S.
  • Early Childhood Development Education, B.S.

For more information on these majors please click here

College of Engineering

  • Biological Engineering, B.S.
  • Chemical Engineering, B.S.
  • Civil Engineering, B.S.
  • Computer Engineering, B.S.
  • Computer Science, B.S.
  • Electrical Engineering, B.S.
  • Industrial Technology, B.S.
  • Materials Science & Engineering, B.S.
  • Mechanical Engineering, B.S.

For more information on these majors please click here

College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences

  • Advertising, B.A./B.S.
  • Anthropology, B.A./B/S.
  • Broadcasting & Digital Media, B.A./B.S.
  • English, B.A.
  • French, B.A.
  • History, B.A.
  • Interdisciplinary Studies, B.A./B.S.
  • International Studies, B.A.
  • Journalism, B.A./B.S.
  • Modern Languages Business, B.A.
  • Music B.A./B. Music
  • Organizational Sciences, B.S.
  • Philosophy, B.A./B.S.
  • Political Science, B.A./B.S.
  • Psychology, B.A./B.S.
  • Public Relations, B.A./B.S.
  • Sociology, B.A./B.S.
  • Spanish, B.A.
  • Theatre Arts, B.F.A.
  • Theatre, B.A./B.S.

For more information on these majors please click here

College of Natural Resources

  • Ecology & Conservation Biology, B.S.
  • Environmental Science, B.S.
  • Fire Ecology & Management, B.S.
  • Fishery Resources, B.S.
  • Forest Resources, B.S.
  • Natural Resource Conversation, B.S.
  • Rangeland Ecology & Management, B.S.
  • Renewable Materials, B.S.
  • Wildlife Resources, B.S.

For more information on these majors please click here

College of Science

  • Biochemistry, B.S.
  • Biology, B.A./B.S.
  • Chemistry, B.S.
  • Geography, B.S.
  • Geology, B.S.
  • Mathematics, B.S.
  • Medical Sciences, B.S.
  • Microbiology, B.S.
  • Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, B.S.
  • Physics, B.S.

For more information on these majors please click here



Benefits of the Global Student Success Program (GSSP)

  • No SAT/ACT or GRE required for admission
  • No application fee
  • Affordable tuition
  • Guaranteed small class sizes
  • Dedicated GSSP student lounge with hot/cold beverage station, just steps away from a full-size indoor basketball court, an indoor Olympic-size swimming pool, and outdoor tennis courts.
  • Additional academic and language support
  • Fun social activities with other GSSP students
  • Additional pre-arrival support (mock visa interviews, webinars, travel logistics, housing selection, airport pickup)
  • Scholarship opportunities available

Depending on your GPA and English level, you will enter either the 2 or 3 semesters Global Student Success Program, equivalent to the first year of your Bachelor's program. Starting your bachelor's degree at the University of Idaho with the Global Student Success Program will not extend the amount of time it takes you to earn your degree. Similar to a Direct Entry student, you are projected to complete your bachelor's degree program in 4 years.



GSSP: 2 Semesters (GPA 2.5, IELTS 5.5)

GSSP Semester 1

GSSP: 3 Semesters - 1 Year (GPA 2.0, IELTS 5.5)

GSSP Semester 1

ALCP + GSSP (GPA 2.0, IELTS >5.5)*

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Please see below for an example schedule of a GSSP student. Please note that your classes may differ slightly from the courses listed below based on availability and your interests.

2 semester - Program Sample
Semester 1 Credits

ENGL101

Introduction to College Writing

3

ENGL109

Writing Studio

1

BIOL115

Cells and the evolution of life

3

MATH143

Pre-Calculus Algebra and Analytic Geometry

3

BIOL115L

Cells and the evolution of life laboratory

1

ISEM101

Integrated Seminar

3

GSSP101

Integrated Learning Skills

3

Total semester credits

17

Semester 2 Credits

ART100

World Art and Culture

3

ENGL102

College Writing and Rhetoric

3

CHEM111

Principles of Chemistry 1

4

MATH160

Survey of Calculus

4

ANTH100

Introduction to Anthropology

3

Total semester credits

17

Total program credits

34

3 semester - Program Sample
Semester 1 Credits

ENGL101

Introduction to College Writing

3

ENGL109

Writing Studio

1

MATH143

Pre-Calculus Algebra and Analytic Geometry

3

GSSP101

Integrated Learning Skills

3

ISEM101

Integrated Seminar

3

Total semester credits

13

Semester 2 Credits

ART100

World Art and Culture

3

ENGL102

College Writing and Rhetoric

3

COMM101

Fundamentals of Public Speaking

2

MATH160

Survey of Calculus

4

Total semester credits

12

Semester 3 Credits

CHEM111

Principles of Chemistry 1

4

ANTH100

Introduction to Anthropology

3

PHIL103

Ethics

3

Total semester credits

10

Total program credits

35


"Through the Global Student Success Program, I have seen students realize that their skills and abilities far exceed their own perceptions, coupled with the confidence that accompanies 'owning' what they have learned. It's a joy to work closely with students from all across the globe, and to witness the true growth and success of my students"


Ann Abbott
U of I GSSP faculty


"Through the Global Student Success Program, I have seen students realize that their skills and abilities far exceed their own perceptions, coupled with the confidence that accompanies 'owning' what they have learned. It's a joy to work closely with students from all across the globe, and to witness the true growth and success of my students"


Ann Abbott
U of I GSSP faculty

Progression Requirements:

  • Overall GPA of 2.0
  • Successful completion of GSSP 101 coursework
  • Minimum number of credits: 30