Transfer students must submit the following to the Office of Admissions at least 1 month prior to the start of classes:
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 and may be considered for probationary 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 within the state of Idaho, the state's four (4) year college and universities, including Lewis-Clark State College, Boise State University, Idaho State University, and the University of Idaho, and Idaho's two (2) year colleges, including Ricks College, 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.
Effective in 1987, students completing the requirements for the Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees at CSI, NIC, and TVCC and the Associate of Arts and Sciences (A.A.S.) degree at Ricks College will be considered as satisfying the lower division general education core requirements at the four (4) year state institutions in Idaho. Students from CSI and Ricks College completing the A.A., A.S., or A.A.S. who wish to qualify under the provisions of the Statewide Articulation Agreement must also be core certified by their institution to verify completion of State Board Core subject requirements. This policy does not exempt students from lower division courses that may be required in the students major.
Students graduating prior to 1987 from CSI, NIC, and TVCC with their A.A. or A.S. degrees or the A.A.S. degree from Ricks College must comply with the institutional articulation agreements that were in effect going back to 1982 which stipulate that all lower division general education requirements are fulfilled with the exception of the completion of either an additional ISU English 201 - 3 credit class OR a sophomore level Intermediate or Advanced English composition class for 3 credits at their respective institutions. Associate degrees completed by students prior to 1982 must be equivalent to current A.A., A.S. or A.A.S. programs to be eligible for transfer consideration under the provisions of previous institutional articulation agreements. For information about associate degrees earned prior to 1982 at the above institutions and their more contemporary equivalents you may call the Office of Admissions at (208) 236-2475.
Students who transfer from Ricks College to Idaho State University with the Associate of Arts and Sciences (A.A.S.) degree who wish to qualify under the provision of the Statewide Articulation Agreement and who have NOT completed the state core courses must complete additional communications or mathematics courses required in the students program of study.
Transfer students from Ricks College, CSI, NIC, and TVCC who have NOT earned their associate degrees but 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 is the responsibility of the transferring institution's Registration and Records Office.
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 Ricks College, CSI, NIC, and TVCC who have NOT completed the Associate of Arts (A.A.), or Associate of Science (A.S.) or Associate of Arts and Sciences (A.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 Ricks College, CSI, NIC, and TVCC. Remedial, vocational, and certain religious education classes will not transfer, thus reducing the number of total credits transferring to ISU.
Note: Students transferring from Ricks College, CSI, NIC, and TVCC to Idaho State University are subject to the Articulation Agreement in effect at the time they completed their associate degrees. Some individual exceptions to the policy may be granted by the office of Admissions.
Students transferring to Idaho State University with 58 or more credits from other institutions and working toward a Bachelor of Arts degree must satisfy General Education 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 nine-hour humanities requirement. Goals 9, 10 A-B, 11 and 12 may be considered as a twelve-hour Social Science requirement. Those who opt to fulfill Goal 10B also must take six credits from 9, 11, and/or 12. Transfer students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete Goals 10A and 10B and six more credit hours in goals 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.)