Enrollment is only three steps away

  1. Complete Admissions Application
    Fill out your application here.
  2. Send High School Transcripts
    Have your high school or school district send your official transcripts to or go to to request your GED transcript.
  3. Send Any College Transcripts
    Submit transcripts from all previous colleges and universities*.
    Phone: (208) 524-3000 option 4
    Fax: (208) 525-7026, Attn. Admissions
  4. Program Specific Testing certain programs require further testing for admission. Please contact the admissions office for more information.
  5. Confirm your acceptance
    You will be notified by email once your application is completed.  You will need to follow the directions in the email and log into your application account and confirm your acceptance to CEI. 
  6. Complete Student Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR)

Not sure what program to pursue?

College of Eastern Idaho's program finder simplifies the search for both academic programs and workforce training. From traditional academic studies to specialized vocational training, the platform offers accessible information to guide students in their educational and professional endeavors, ensuring they are equipped for success in today's dynamic job market.

Placement Testing

The majority of our programs do not require placement scores to be admitted to CEI, but some of our programs do require additional admission items. If a program you selected requires additional requirements such as Math, English, or Computer Literacy, scores, these items will be added to your list of “Supplemental Items” located in your application.

Testing is offered:
Monday: 8am - 5pm
Tuesday: 8am - 5pm
Wednesday: 8am - 5pm
Thursday: 8am - 5pm
Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 3pm
Sunday: Closed

Program specific testing:

  • Computer Literacy test is required for Computer Networking/CSEC/Web Development
  • TEAS exam for PN and ADN programs

Required at testing:

  • Copy of your receipt
  • A valid Picture ID
  • No calculator and no children

For questions or to make an appointment with a COUNSELOR, call (208) 524-3000

* If you are Undecided, please contact Center for New Directions (208) 535-5363

Frankie Falcon with smiling students and advisor

SOAR - Student Orientation Advising & Registration

Students wishing to attend CEI will need to complete SOAR (Student Orientation Advising & Registration) before being eligible to register for classes. SOAR is an opportunity for incoming students to learn more about CEI and their program of choice and complete their first-semester advising and registration. SOAR is currently only available online via Canvas in an easy-to-use format. This setup is designed to help students learn how to use their personalized online portal and navigate their classes during their time at CEI.

Don't forget to apply for financial aid and CEI scholarships!

Admissions FAQs

When should I apply for Financial Aid?

NOW – You do not need to be accepted to CEI to complete the FAFSA.

When should I apply for Scholarships?

NOW – The deadline for the CEI Scholarship application is March 1st. Foundation Scholarships.

How long does it take to get admitted?

Once the admissions office has received all application requirements the application will be processed within one week- sooner when possible.

What is a waitlisted program and how does it work?

Students are offered spots in the program in the order they are placed on the list. CEI’s waitlisted programs include: Automotive, Dental Assisting, Digital Media Specialist, Energy Systems, Heavy Duty-Diesel, Information Technology Systems, Light Duty Diesel

What is a competitive program and how does it work?

A competitive program is when an applicant submits program specific requirements and a committee selects students for admission. CEI’s competitive programs include: Health Physics, Registered Nursing, Surgical Technology, Welding, Cyber Security

Who can be enrolled at CEI?

  • Everyone
  • Students:
    • while in high school
    • seeking a certificate or degree
    • wanting to transfer to a university
    • wanting to increase their skill set.
  • CEI does not support student visas

What is the cost of attendance?

$140 a credit with possible additional fees

What is the application fee?

CEI has NO application fees

When is the deadline to apply to CEI?

CEI admits students year-round. We strongly recommend you complete your application at least two weeks prior to the start of your desired semester. In order to guarantee a smooth start to your semester we recommend applications be completed two weeks before classes begin.

When does school start?

  • Semesters start in late August, early January, and early June.
  • CEI also offers 8-week block classes that start at the beginning of the term and at midterm.
  • For exact start dates of each semester and other important dates please see the CEI Calendar


Fax: 208.525.7026