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Physical Address:
TLC Room 231

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2436
Moscow, ID 83844-2436

Phone: (208) 885-6300

Fax: (208) 885-9494

Email: advising@uidaho.edu

Transfer Students

We are glad you have chosen to transfer to our institution and want to help make this transition as smooth as possible for you. As you make this adjustment to the University of Idaho, there are a variety of resources that can assist you in making this transition.

We understand that adjusting to a new school can be difficult. Academic advising resources are located to the left to assist you in making this transition. These resources include a variety of tools including: contacting your advisor, understanding transfer credit and adjusting to our online registration system.

Your academic advisor is a faculty or staff member in your department that will help guide you through your time at the University of Idaho. If you are unsure who your advisor is, please visit the main office for your major department. Along with class selection, your advisor will help you clarify career goals, connect with clubs and activities, and access the resources necessary for you to be successful. Academic advising is an integral part of the Vandal experience, which is why you are required to meet with your advisor every semester.

Before you can register for classes, you are required by University policy to see your academic advisor. During this appointment, you will have a chance to evaluate your past semester and discuss your plans for the next semester. To get the most out of this appointment, it is best to have a list of courses you would like to take. You and your advisor will select courses which best fit into your degree program. Once you have a schedule, your advisor will remove your advising hold and you can register through Vandal Web according to the registration schedule.

If you are not sure who your advisor is, you will need to contact your major’s departmental office click here to find the correct contact person. If you are unsure of your major, contact the Admissions Office at (208) 885-6163.

Most first-year students are unsure who their advisor is when they arrive on campus. Don’t worry. Advisors are easy to find, and the process will help you connect with your major department. To find out who your advisor is, please follow these steps: 

  1. Go to the main office of your major department and introduce yourself as a first-year student. Take this opportunity to learn the name of the front desk person in your department, since you will be interacting with this individual for the next few years. Learn what kind of snacks they like in case you ever need some extra help.
  2. You can contact your academic advisor via email. If you are not sure who your advisor is, you will need to contact your major’s departmental office. Click here to find the correct contact person. If you are unsure of your major, contact the Admissions Office at 885-6163. 

It is University of Idaho policy to send all official University-related messages to students through their assigned @vandals.uidaho.edu email account. Be sure to check your email frequently starting in October for messages from your advisor. However, it is YOUR responsibility to make sure you have made contact with your advisor and set up a time for pre-registration advising. Remember: you cannot register until your advisor hold is removed. 

If you do not know your Vandalmail ID or are having trouble logging into the system, contact the help desk at helpdesk@uidaho.edu. You may also visit them in room 128 of the TLC from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or call (208) 885-4357. Additional information is available on their website

Some advisors allow “drop-in” visits. If your advisor has indicated they permit drop-ins, be sure you are aware what times they have indicated to stop by and only expect to see them during those times. 

No matter how you choose to communicate with your academic advisor, remember to check your University Vandalmail account in October for messages from your Advisor! Doing this will reduce your stress during a very busy time in the academic year.

Account  This account will provide you access to:
VandalWeb
  • Class registration
  • Your grades
  • Your class schedule
  • Your fees and billing information
  • Scholarship and financial aid awards and information
  • Housing information 
Student Lab/Blackboard
  • Student computer labs
  • Your personal "H:" drive (Web server space on the University's site)
  • Shared lab printers
  • Unix services at unix.uidaho.edu
  • Blackboard (online classes) 
VandalMail 

This is your student email account. The University of Idaho will correspond with you through this account. Some of the information you will want to look for is:

  • Scholarship and financial aid
  • Faculty communications regarding assignments

Get more information about setting up your accounts on the ITS VandalSetup page.

The University of Idaho evaluates all credits earned and grades received for admitted undergraduate students in college-level courses at regionally accredited institutions. Credits earned at international institutions or during study abroad are also evaluated for transfer. Credits from non-regionally accredited institutions are not accepted for transfer. However, students may petition the University Curriculum Committee to review credit received at non-regionally accredited institution; click on link above if you are interested in petitioning for credit.

Before sending your transcripts, you can review the Transfer Guides.  First select the state and then the institution you attended.  You will see courses that we have evaluated from other institutions and what University of Idaho courses (or elective credit) they are equivalent to.  These guidelines are a historical representation of the course offerings of the institutions, so all courses listed may not be active.  An official evaluation of your transfer work will be completed upon your acceptance to the university.

Visit the Registrar's site to learn more about articulation agreements.

Students access their grades through their VandalWeb account. Midterm grades are viewable as soon as they are posted by the instructor. Final grades are posted online after submitted by the instructor and processed by the Registrar's Office. Final grades are not available until finals week of each semester. Grades are not mailed to students.

How to access grades through VandalWeb

  1. Select Student Information/Registration Menu
  2. Select Student Records/Grades/Degree Audit Menu
  3. Select Display Midterm Grades or Display Final Grades option
  4. Select semester from drop-down list and click Submit button

Unofficial Transcripts

Students may also access and print unofficial transcripts anytime at no cost through VandalWeb. Unofficial transcripts are not signed or sealed. Former students who need assistance with their VandalWeb login should contact the Registrar's Office by phone during business hours. 

How to access unofficial transcript through VandalWeb

  1. Select Student Information/Registration Menu
  2. Select Student Records/Grades/Degree Audit Menu
  3. Select Academic Transcript option
  4. Retain default Transcript Level and Transcript Type selections and click Submit button

Visit the Registrar's site to learn about State Board of Education Core Information.

Navigating VandalWeb

Navigate to VandalWeb and login by entering your net ID (this is the set of letters and numbers you use to log on to University computers, log in to your Vandal email account and check BbLearn) as yourNet ID and your PIN and click the Login button. You may, alternatively, use your Active Directory Username and Password for your login to VandalWeb. Please refer to the instructions for setting up your VandalWeb account if you are a new user.

There are registration deadlines each semester; VandalWeb will not be available for registration actions beyond the noted deadlines.

All registration actions require the student to click the Submit Changes button in order to process and save the requested action.

VandalWeb allows students and their advisors to check their degree progress at any time. Students can access their degree audit report under the Student Records/Grades/Degree Audit menu. If you are seeking two degree programs, there is a drop-down option on the Degree field at the top of the degree audit to make a selection. There is also a What If option to allow you to explore other degrees and majors. You can view the Introduction to Degree Audit page for a general overview with tips and tricks for accessing and reading your degree audit.

Undergraduate Students

For undergraduates, the degree audit lists all requirements for their declared major including core, department, and college requirements. Undergraduate degree audits update automatically with each change of major and at the end of each term after grades are posted. Declared minors and academic certificates will appear in the degree audit with their requirements.

Upon approval from their academic advisor and department chair (and college, if required), undergraduate students may submit a Degree Audit Substitution/Waiver Request form for alternative degree, major, or minor requirements.

Learn more about reading your degree audit.

  1. Select Student Information/Registration Menu
  2. Select Registration Menu
  3. Select Check Your Registration Status option
  4. Select semester from drop-down list and click Submit button

The date and time your registration period begins for the chosen semester, what your current degree program, who is assigned as your current advisor, and your current academic standing. If you have any holds that would prevent you from registering these also will be displayed.

  1. Select Student Information/Registration Menu
  2. Select Registration Menu
  3. Select Add/Drop Classes option
  4. Select semester from drop-down list and click Submit button
  5. Enter the CRN(s) in the Add Classes Worksheet
  6. Click Submit Changes button

Your classes will be noted as Web Registered if you are successful or as a registration errors if you encounter any difficulties. You may also download the registration instructions on a handout [pdf].

If the class you are trying to register for is full and you receive an error indicating a WAIT LIST is available, you can add yourself to the wait list by selecting that option using the drop-down in the Action column and clicking Submit Changes button again. Wait lists are an automated registration process and you can get more information how they work. 

Students can print their daily schedule by selecting the Student Schedule By Day and Time option under the Registration Menu.

Students may also view and/or order the books needed for their classes by selecting the Textbook Express option under the Registration Menu. 

Note: By using the Textbook Express option, you have left your VandalWeb account and will need to login again to return.

  1. Select Student Information/Registration Menu
  2. Select Registration Menu
  3. Select Add/Drop Classes option
  4. Select semester from the drop-down list and click Submit button
  5. Select DROP option using drop-down under Action column and click Submit Changes button

  1. Select Student Information/Registration Menu
  2. Select Registration Menu
  3. Select Change Variable Credits option
  4. Enter the correct number of credits next to the class and click Submit Changes button

This action cannot be done through VandalWeb. Register/add the class for regular credit (see register/add instructions above), then obtain the instructor's signature on the Audit portion of the Add/Drop form and submit it to the Registrar's Office.

Registering for Classes

Deciphering the online class schedule can be a challenge. Use your mouse to roll over the red highlighted areas below to view explanations about various sections. View the Class Schedule Glossary for more details (located near the bottom of the page).

Navigate to VandalWeb and login by entering your net ID (this is the set of letters and numbers you use to log on to University computers, log in to your Vandal email account and check BbLearn) as yourNet ID and your PIN and click the Login button. You may, alternatively, use your Active Directory Username and Password for your login to VandalWeb. Please refer to the instructions for setting up your VandalWeb account if you are a new user.

There are registration deadlines each semester; VandalWeb will not be available for registration actions beyond the noted deadlines.

All registration actions require the student to click the Submit Changes button in order to process and save the requested action.

Download the Registration Checklist (PDF).

VandalMail  Important and time-sensitive information about financial aid, orientation and more will be sent to your VandalMail account, so activate it immediately! If you have technical problems, go to www.support.uidaho.edu
Financial Aid If you have not submitted your FAFSA it may still be possible to receive some financial aid. Complete the FAFSA online
Visit Campus If you have not visited campus, call New Student Services at 1-88-88-UIDAHO, extension 6163 or (208) 885-6163 to schedule your visit. 
University Residences (Dorms or Residence Halls)  Take virtual room tours, request more information about housing, or reserve your room online
Greek Life (Fraternities & Sororities)  To receive information or to register for recruitment call 1-800-87-GREEK or 208-885-6757. 
Off Campus Housing  Contact local rental offices and real estate agencies or review the housing website sponsored by ASUI. The best rentals go quickly! 
Registration Review the UI Catalog, Class Schedule, and registration instructions as soon as possible. You should register as early as possible for the best course selection. Once you have confirmed your schedule with your advisor, register online through VandalWeb.
Contact Your Advisor  Contact your on-campus advisor using the Department Contacts sheet or visit the UI Center in Boise or Coeur d'Alene for academic advising. 
Check VandalMail  Check your VandalMail for your scholarships and financial aid notification letter! If you have questions, call the Student Financial Aid Office at 1-88-88-UIDAHO, extension 6312 or (208) 885-6312. 
Transcript Request  If you are currently enrolled at a high school, college, or university, contact their Registrar or Records Office and request that an official transcript be mailed to the Admissions Office once your final grades and graduation date/degree date (if applicable) are posted. 
Pay Tuition and Fees A billing statement is mailed to all newly registered students. Statements will reflect tuition and fees and any financial aid and scholarships you have received to date. Changes made to your account after this one-time billing can be viewed online by logging into VandalWeb. If you have any questions about your billing statement, contact the Student Accounts Office at (208) 885-7447. 
Decided not to attend UI?  If you have decided not to attend UI, please notify the Admissions Office by calling 1-88-88-UIDAHO, extension 6326 or (208) 885-6326. 
Contact other schools  Contact the schools that you applied to but will not attend so that your place in the entering class and any financial aid and scholarship money may be awarded to someone else. 
Ask yourself Are you ready to go to college? Do you have everything you need? 
  • Classes - Do you know who your advisor is and are your registered?
  • Accommodations - Do you know where you are going to live?
  • Money - Do you know how you will pay for college? Have you accepted your financial aid and scholarships? Do you still need help from the Financial Aid Office? 
Buy your books You can reserve textbooks through the UI Bookstore's reservation program. You can prepay for your textbooks and have them selected, charged out, packed and waiting for you when you get to campus.
Residence Hall Check-In  Residence Halls open a few days before school starts, coinciding with New Student Orientation. Call University Residences at 1-88-88-UIDAHO, extension 6571 or (208) 885-6571 for more information. 
Campus Parking Permits If you plan to park a car on campus you must have the appropriate parking permit. Go to Parking for all of the details and make your purchase online. 
Vandal ID Card When you get to campus, go to the Vandal Card Office at either the Wallace Complex or by the SUB Information Desk and have your picture taken for your student ID card. Your Vandal Card is your student ID and so much more! Use it to access your residence hall, the library, campus recreational facilities and athletic events. It also works as a pre-paid cash card when you make a deposit to your Vandal Card account. You can make purchases at numerous campus locations including the UI Bookstore, food outlets, laundry machines, copy centers - and receive discounts for many purchases! 
Print Class Schedule Print your class schedule from VandalWeb the day before classes begin to verify classroom assignments. 
Attending Classes Be sure to go to class so that you are not dropped for non-attendance. 

Each semester you and your advisor will choose classes to take during the next semester. You register for classes through your VandalWeb account. Make sure you understand the information found on the Office of the Registrar’s Registration website.

Physical Address:
TLC Room 231

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2436
Moscow, ID 83844-2436

Phone: (208) 885-6300

Fax: (208) 885-9494

Email: advising@uidaho.edu