What is the 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.


Benefits of the Global Student Success Program (GSSP)

The University of Idaho offers an undergraduate and graduate Global Student Success Program (GSSP). Both levels allow students to take university credit-bearing courses in a small-class environment.

Program Benefits Include:

  • You are a U of I student from day one

  • No SAT, ACT or GRE required for admission

  • You receive academic credit on your U of I transcript

  • Additional classes and student support provided

  • Small class sizes (25 students or less)

  • I-20 is issued from the university

Undergraduate Direct Entry*

High School
(Year 12 or equivalent)
Year 1
(2 semesters)
Year 2
(2 semesters)
Year 3
(2 semesters)
Year 4
(2 semesters)

Undergraduate Global Student Success Program*

High School
(Year 12 or equivalent)
GSSP = Year 1
(2 or 3 semesters)
Year 2
(2 semesters)
Year 3
(2 semesters)
Year 4
(2 semesters)

Graduate Direct Entry

Completion of recognized undergraduate degree*
Year 2
(2 semesters)

Graduate Global Student Success Program*

High School
Enter year 2 @ University of Idaho

*ALCP classes are available with all entry options

 

  • Pre-Arrival Support

    • Mock visa interviews
    • Webinars
    • Travel logistics
    • Housing selection
  • Orientation

    All new international students participate in a comprehensive orientation program. At orientation, you receive valuable information to help you settle into your studies as quickly and comfortably as possible.

    • Receive airport pickup
    • Receive your class schedule
    • Meet student mentors and new classmates
    • Learn about academic resources and student life activities
    • Tour the campus
    • Move into your accommodation
    • Shop for food, housing items and other supplies

 

  • Language and Cultural Support

  • Learning and Study Support

  • Writing Labs

  • Social Activities

  • Career Counselling