Independent Study in Idaho (ISI) was created in 1973 by the Idaho State Board of Education as a cooperative of four regionally accredited Idaho institutions led by the University of Idaho (UI). Other cooperating members include:
- Lewis Clark State College (LCSC)
- Idaho State University (ISU)
- Boise State University (BSU)
ISI delivers college-level distance education courses online. Although ISI does not offer degrees, credits earned upon course completion transfer to most colleges and universities.
- Enroll anytime
- Complete in one year or less
- Over 100 courses in more than 25 subject areas
- Idaho residency is not required
- It is not necessary to be admitted to any of the ISI cooperating institutions to register for an ISI course.
- Registering for an ISI course does not automatically grant admission to any of the ISI cooperating institutions
- There are no additional, out-of-state registration fees for students whose permanent residence is outside of Idaho.
ISI's online courses are designed for students who work well independently with limited interaction with instructors.