1. Application for Admission;
2. ACT/SAT scores (if student has fewer than 14 transfer academic credits). Students 21 or older are exempt from the ACT/SAT exams;
3. Application Fee ($20, non-refundable);
4. A final, official transcript from each college previously attended must be sent directly from the Registrars/Records Office to the ISU Admissions Office. In-progress college transcripts must be on file in the Admissions Office for students currently enrolled at another institution.
5. A final, official high school transcript with graduation date posted must be sent directly from the high school Registrars/Records Office to ISU Admissions if the applicant has earned fewer than 25 transfer credit hours.
Under the university scholastic probation/dismissal policy transfer students who have been academically dismissed from another college or university must layout one semester of enrollment. Students seeking reinstatement prior to expiration of the mandatory layout period must have their previous institution submit a letter to the Admissions Office stating they are willing to allow the student to re-enroll. The student may then petition the Admissions Committee to be given consideration for admission without having to sit out the required semester.
ALL REQUIRED ADMISSIONS DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO ENROLLMENT
Students having a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 may be admitted to the appropriate class standing upon prior presentation of official credentials. Students with less than a 2.0 cumulative GPA for previous college work are required to submit a petition to the Admissions Committee to be considered for admission.
Transfer credits will not be evaluated until the student has applied for admission and furnished the Office of Admissions with official transcripts.
NOTE: It is critical that students submit necessary admission documents early so they may be cleared to pre-register early. Those submitting application materials late cannot be assured of registration for the current semester.
To facilitate the transfer of students, Idaho's 4-year colleges and universities, including Boise State University, Idaho State University, the University of Idaho, and Lewis-Clark State College, and Idaho's 2-year colleges, including the College of Southern Idaho, North Idaho College, and Treasure Valley Community College from Ontario, Oregon, shall individually and jointly honor the terms of this statewide articulation policy.
Students who complete requirements for the Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees at CSI, NIC, and TVCC from the year 1987 on will be considered as satisfying the lower division general education core requirements at the 4-year state institutions in Idaho and will not be required to complete any additional lower division general education core courses subject to the conditions listed below. This does not exempt students from lower division courses that are required in the students major. Students from these same institutions graduating with A.A. and A.S. degrees prior to 1987 are subject to the provisions under the articulation agreements at the time of their graduation.
Transfer students from CSI, NIC and TVCC who have completed the general education core courses will not be required to complete additional lower division general education core courses. However, these students must obtain certification of such completion. Certification of successful completion of the lower division general education core for students who have not completed the Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees is the responsibility of the transferring institution. This transfer policy will provide for the fulfillment of all general education, lower division core requirements only. It is not intended to meet departmental requirements or specific course requirements of unique or professional programs (e.g., engineering, pharmacy, business, nursing, etc.). Students who plan to transfer to unique or professional programs should consult with their advisors and make early contact with a program representative from the institution to which they intend to transfer.
Transfer students from CSI, NIC, and TVCC who have NOT completed the Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees, or the general education core courses from these institutions will not come under the provisions of this articulation policy. These students will have their credits evaluated on a course by course basis to determine individual general educational goals fulfilled.
A maximum total of 70 lower division credit hours or one-half of the total credits required for a student's intended baccalaureate degree, which ever is greater, will normally be accepted for transfer from accredited community and junior colleges including CSI, NIC, and TVCC. Remedial and vocational classes will not transfer, thus reducing the number of total credits transferring.
Students who completed composition courses at Ricks previous to Fall 1993 may fulfill this Goal with the following combination of Ricks courses: English 111, English 114, and English 215 (with a grade of C or better). In lieu of this, transferring students must complete ISU ENGL 201 (with a grade of C or better) or pass the English 201 Competency Exam.
Beginning Fall 1993, Ricks College effected changes in its English composition sequence: the writing requirement for the Ricks A.A.S. degree will be fulfilled by completing English 111 and English 211. Students transferring to ISU who have completed English 111 and 211 at Ricks should consult the Director of Composition in the Department of English and Philosophy to determine their status relative to Goal One. Ricks College students eligible for transfer credit consideration under the provisions of this agreement are not exempt from specific departmental requirements, including lower division course requirements.
A maximum total of 70 lower division credit hours will be considered for transfer from Ricks College to ISU. Remedial, vocational, and certain religious education classes will not transfer, thus reducing the number of total credits transferring. Students transferring without the A.A.S. degree will have their credits evaluated on a course by course basis to determine individual general education goals fulfilled.
Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Business Administration: Students transferring to Idaho State University with 58 or more credits from other institutions and working toward a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Business Administration degree must satisfy Goals 1, 2, and 3. In transferring, students may consider Goals 4 and 5 as a single eight-hour natural/physical science requirement and Goals 6, 7, and 8 as a single six-hour humanities requirement. Goals 9, 10 A-B, 11, and 12 may be considered as a nine-hour Social Science requirement. Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Business Administration degree who opt to fulfill Goal 10B also must take six credits from 9, 11, and/or 12.
Students eligible for transfer credit consideration under the provisions of the Statewide Articulation Agreement or the Ricks College, ISU Articulation Agreement are excluded from the provisions as stated above for students transferring 58 or more credits to ISU.
Courses taken by the transfer student after enrolling at ISU to meet the General Education Requirements for the B.A., B.S., and B.B.A. degrees as stated above must be selected from the unfulfilled goals in those groups.
NOTE: Students and advisors should consult with the Registrar or Office of Admissions about additional agreements. (See also the Statewide Articulation and Associate Degree Policy and the Ricks College, Idaho State University Institutional Articulation Agreement at the beginning of this section.)