Why transfer to ISU?
Idaho State University, established in 1901, is a Carnegie-classified doctoral research and teaching institution, with a culture built on trust, compassion, stability, and hope. ISU serves over 12,000 students in Pocatello, Meridian, Twin Falls, and Idaho Falls. Students and faculty at ISU are leading the way in cutting-edge research and innovative solutions. We are proud to offer exceptional academics nestled in the grand, natural beauty of the West. We invite you to apply to be a part of our University community!
How will my previous coursework transfer to ISU?
Transferability of coursework taken at other institutions is determined by the ISU Registrar’s
Office and the faculties concerned.
Those can serve as guidelines only. Final transfer of credits is contingent on the receipt of an
official transcript of records.
ISU follows a semester hour credit system. Transferable credit hours are determined based on
the credit hour system used by the originating institution (semester, quarter, unit). Credits
earned on a system other than semester hour will be converted to semester hours during the
transfer evaluation course review.
Courses are evaluated on a course-by-course basis for transferable credit.
Credit earned from Regionally accredited institutions are transferable.
Credit earned from Non-Regionally accredited institutions will not automatically transfer.
Transfer grades are converted to the ISU grade system with a proceeding T (TA, TC, etc)
and do not affect the ISU GPA.
Credits transfer to Idaho State University at the course level designated at the institution of
origin (upper or lower division). lower division (1000-2000 level) credit MAY NOT be used to
meet the university's upper division (3000-4000) credit minimum regardless of the appropriate
Note: Transcripts must be sent directly to ISU Office of the Registrar from the issuing institution to be considered official.
For electronic official transcripts (sent by Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, Escrip-Safe), please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
For official transcripts sent by mail, please mail directly to:
Office of the Registrar - Idaho State University
921 S. 8th Ave
Mail Stop 8196
Pocatello, ID 83209-8196
Still Have Questions?
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