Many Veterans are Transfer Students:
A transfer student already has at least 14 college-level credits. Applying as a transfer student is as easy as 1..2..3..
- You will need to apply,
- have your previous college credits evaluated so they can be transfered to Idaho,
- prepare to register for your classes.
At the University of Idaho a transfer students should have at least 14 college credits a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 (C average) on all college-level study attempted in all accredited colleges attended, exclusive of course for which credits are not allowed.
Students transferring from out-of-state schools in the College of Engineering must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80. Other departments may have additional requirements pertaining to transfer students.
Applicants with fewer than 14 semester hours of transfer credit since high school graduation must meet both
freshman and transfer admission requirements, including submission of the required test scores. (See
"Freshman Admission Requirements," above.)
Transfer students do not need to submit SAT/ACT scores when applying as long as they have a certified GPA in transfer transcripts.
All Veterans are Non-Traditional Students:
There are a lot of new terms to get used to in transitioning from military life to college life. You will probably hear the term Non-Traditional Student from time to time.
A Non-Traditional Student
is an undergraduate student who answers yes to one or more of the following:
- A veteran of the US armed forces
- Older than 23
- A Parent
- Attending the University after taking a break between high school and college
- The primary caregiver of elderly parents
An estimated 20-40 percent of our undergraduate students at the University of Idaho are non-traditional students. The University of Idaho provides services and programs to help non-traditional students, keeping in mind that almost all non-traditional students are pursuing their education in addition to demands outside the classroom including families and work.