How will my previous coursework transfer to ISU?
- Transfer courses are evaluated on a course-by-course basis.
- Baccalaureate level credits from a regionally accredited institution are transferable.
- Transfer courses do not affect the ISU GPA.
Course Review Process
Course reviews are only done from official transcripts for current admitted degree seeking students.
- ISU transfer evaluation specialists do an initial course evaluation to determine course equivalencies.
- Students are notified by email once a course evaluation has been completed.
- Coursework that initially transfers to ISU as elective credit can be reviewed by the ISU home department, once the student initiates the review process with their academic advisor.
- If you are unsure who your academic advisor is, contact ISU's Central Academic Advising office.
Where do I send my transcripts?
- All official transcripts must be sent to ISU directly from the issuing institution.
- For electronic official transcripts, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
- We accept official electronic transcripts through: Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, Escrip-Safe
- For official transcripts sent by mail,
Please mail official transcript directly to,
Office of the Registrar
Idaho State University
921 S. 8th Ave
Mail Stop 8196
Pocatello, ID 83209-8196
Transfer Course Policies
- ISU currently follows a semester hour credit system.
- Transfer credit hour values are based on the credit hour value assigned by the originating institution.
- All credits earned on a system other than semester hour will be converted.
- Credits are transferred to Idaho State University at the level earned at the institution of origin.
- Transferred lower division (1000-2000 level) credit MAY NOT count as upper division (3000-4000) credit regardless of the appropriate course equivalencies.
- Where there is a question as to whether transferred courses satisfy specific departmental requirements, the head of the department concerned will make the interpretation.
Awarding of Credit from Non-Regionally Accredited Institutions
The process for considering possible transfer credits and recognizing undergraduate degrees granted by non-regionally accredited colleges and unversities is as follows:
The student must petition the appropriate academic department at Idaho State Univeristy. In addition to formal evaluation of the request, the department may require competency verification.
In the petition, the student must explain how s/he wishes to deviate from university policy.
Course Transcript Key
- "T" before a grade means transfer grades
- Direct equivalencies are denoted using the ISU course number.
- Elective courses will display with the equivalent ISU subject code followed by a course with "XXX"
- The 1st digit of the transfer course number denotes the level of the course
(Example Only) Fall 2012: Coffee College
|ENGL||1101||English Composition||TS||3||Equivalent to ISU ENGL 1101|
|HIST||3XXX||Chai Tea Since 1920||TB||3||Elective Upper Division credit|
|COMM||2XXX||Cold Brew Literacy||TA||3||Elective Lower Division credit|
|PNUR||01XX||Whole Bean Practices||TB||3||Elective Professional Technical credit|
|MATH||00XX||Variables of Double Mocha||TS||3||Remedial course (not college level credit)|
** Only Undergraduate coursework is evaluated
**For Graduate credit, please contact ISU's Graduate School
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