Independent Study in Idaho delivers college-level distance education courses in an online format. Independent Study in Idaho courses, sponsored by the regionally accredited cooperating institutions (University of Idaho, Lewis-Clark State College, Idaho State University and Boise State University), parallel their on-campus counterparts in content and completion standards. Registering for an ISI course does not automatically grant admission to any of the ISI cooperating institutions and admission is not required to register for an ISI course.
People from diverse backgrounds, worldwide, take ISI courses for various reasons (e.g., to begin college programs early, graduate on time, resolve on-campus scheduling conflicts, satisfy prerequisites, pursue professional development, or for personal enrichment). Students can enroll anytime and work from anywhere. The course starts when the course registration has been processed. Students can work at their own pace within the limits set by the course instructor on the number of assignments that can be submitted per week and can take up to one year to complete a course. Although ISI does not offer degrees, credits earned upon course completion transfer to most colleges and universities.