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Transfer Students

Each year, nearly 1,000 students choose to Be a Bengal and transfer to Idaho State University. Some select ISU because of a specific academic program (we offer nearly 275). Some choose ISU because of our fantastic location. No matter the reasons, all ISU students receive an excellent education at an affordable price!



You have been enrolled at any college or university after graduating from high school (or receiving a GED), but prior to being admitted to Idaho State University. Students who fit this definition but have fewer than fourteen (14) semester hours of transferable baccalaureate-level credit are subject to the admission requirements for New Freshmen.


  1. Completed Undergraduate application. 
  2. Paid $50 non-refundable application fee.
  3. 2.0 or better cumulative GPA in fourteen (14) or more semester hours of baccalaureate-level credit.
  4. Submitted final official transcript(s) from each college attended. If currently attending, in-progress transcripts are accepted, but a final official transcript must be sent upon completion of coursework.

Please request each college or university you've attended to send official transcripts to the Office of Admissions at the address listed below. Students having a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better may be admitted to their appropriate class standing upon review of their official transcript(s).

Please note: Transfer credits will not be evaluated until the student has been admitted to the university and furnished the Office of Admissions with official transcripts.

Idaho State University
Office of Admissions
921 S 8th Ave, Stop 8270
Pocatello, ID 83209


Transfer students with less than a 2.00 cumulative GPA from previous college work are required to petition for admission. Petitioned applications will be considered individually and admission is not guaranteed. Petitions may be obtained from the Office of Admissions - (208) 282-2475,

Transfer Articulation

Idaho State University has transfer articulation agreements with several colleges across the western U.S.
More information on Transfer Articulation


Learn about Idaho State's Bengal Bound transfer partnership with Idaho's four community colleges (CEI, CSI, CWI, and NIC).