Durable admissions: Holding the door open for the long term

January 3, 2019

Picture this: You’re a high school senior from Eastern Idaho. You’ve already been automatically admitted to public higher education institutions, the University of Idaho included, on the basis of your academic qualifications (our statewide Direct Admissions program at work).

But like many people from your LDS church community — and 60 percent of the residents of Eastern Idaho’s 13 counties are LDS members — you’re inclined to serve a religious mission. That can mean at least two years in a faraway place, with limited contact home, and with all your energy focused on serving your faith.

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