Frequently Asked Questions
When should I apply to graduate?
Apply to graduate at least one term before your final semester.
How do I change my major?
Visit or contact the department of your intended major.
What is the difference between dropping and withdrawing?
Dropping a course during the add/drop period means no record for that course will exist on your transcript.
Withdrawing from a course means a "W" grade will appear on your ISU transcript. W grades do not calculate into the grade point average. It is always wise to discuss course withdrawals with an advisor and Financial Aid.
Can I get a refund if I withdraw from my classes?
Please review ISU's student refund policy, click here
When can I register for spring semester classes?
Please review ISU's registration date information.
Why don't I see a grade for my Early 8 week class on my transcript?
All courses taken during the term post to the official academic record at the end of the full semester session. Early 8 weeks courses will be viewable on your transcript at that time.
Is a PDF transcript official?
PDF transcripts are sent securely through the National Student Clearinghouse service. Check with the recipient of the transcript record to verify if the institution, person, agency or business, accepts PDF versions as an official record.
What do I need to become an Idaho resident for tuition purposes?
It depends on your particular situation.
If you are a full-time student, have been a full-time student any time in the previous 12 months, or intend on becoming a full-time student at ISU, the only way to demonstrate that it is your intention to establish residency while attending school is to provide proof of a full-time job in Idaho for the previous 12 months and an Idaho state tax return.
If you have not been attending school or attending on a part-time basis during the previous 12 months, you may provide proof of the full-time job and the Idaho state tax return or five of the following items: Ownership or leasing of a residence in Idaho; registration and payment of Idaho taxes or fees (other than sales or income tax); registration to vote for state-elected officials in Idaho at a general election; holding of an Idaho driver’s license or state-issued identification card; evidence of abandonment of a previous domicile; establishment of accounts with financial institutions in Idaho; or other similar factors indicating intent to be domiciled in Idaho.
For my information click on the Residency FAQ page