ISU Admissions Transfer Student Information
Transfer students are students who have been enrolled and received grades at any college or university prior to admission at Idaho State University (ISU). Students who fit this definition but who are transferring fewer than 14 academic credits from another institution(s) to ISU are subject to the admission requirements for new freshmen.
Students with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 are subject to current admission standards and must provide official credential information to the Office of Admissions. Students who have earned less than a 2.00 cumulative GPA from a previous institution(s) are subject to current admission standards and must submit a petition asking to be considered for admission to the Admissions Appeal Committee.
Transfer credits will not be evaluated until the student has applied for admission and provided the Office of Admissions with official transcripts from ALL transfer institution(s).
Transfer Credit Evaluation
Transfer credits earned or attempted in college-level coursework from regionally accredited institutions are evaluated and articulated to ISU credit. The applicability of these credits to the student’s program of study is determined by their major department. A specific grade point average is not calculated for transfer credits recorded on ISU’s unoffical transcript. Transfer credits earned from non-U.S. colleges/universities are recorded with grades of satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U).
Transfer Credit Limitations (Junior and Community Colleges)
Students who have earned an Associates of Arts (A.A.) or Associates of Science (A.S.) degree from a U.S. regionally accredited institution after 1995 or who have met Idaho’s State Board of Education general education core subject requirements may use a maximum of 70 credits toward a bachelor-level degree program at ISU.
Vocational - Technical Credit
Credits earned through accredited or state-approved vocational-technical schools may be petitioned through the appropriate academic department(s) for credit consideration.
Fulfillment of General Education Requirements for Transfer Students
Students who have earned an Associates of Arts (A.A.) or Associates of Science (A.S.) degree from a U.S. regionally accredited institution after 1995 have met ISU general education requirements.
Students transferring from any U.S. regionally accredited institution, who have completed the Idaho general education core (but do not have an A.A. or A.S. degree) and have their transcripts noted “Idaho core certified“ by the sending institution, have met the ISU general education requirements.
Students who do not meet either criteria will be reviewed to determine fulfillment of ISU general education core courses.
Departmental Prerequisite & Lower Division Requirements
Even though students have met the general education core, they will be required to take any course that is a prerequisite to a higher level course and/or is required by the student's major.