All Graduate School applicants must possess the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor degree. For access to our Equivalency
and Required Academic Credentials by Country of Education
page, please use the following link:
Degree Equivalency and Required Academic Credentials Guide
| Degree Equivalency FAQs
UI evaluates foreign courses and academic transcripts in terms of approximations. We will accept evaluations from professional credential evaluation services. A list of the five professional credential evaluation services from which the University of Idaho will accept evaluations can be found here
Send official academic records from all post-secondary education institutions attended. All credentials written in any language other than English must be accompanied by an English translation certified as accurate by the institution.
In general, records should be received in a sealed envelope sent directly from the institution, bearing the original raised or colored seal and the signature of the sending institution's registrar or academic official (see specific academic credentials by country of education pages). This may take some time so please start this early in your application process.
In some instances unofficial records may be used to consider your application and are documents issued to the student. These may be considered official after further review. If admission is recommended after review of unofficial documents, the official records of all course work to date will be required in order to grant admission, and degree confirmation will be required within the first term.
The University of Idaho reserves the right to request a professional evaluation of any academic credentials. The evaluation will be at the student's expense.
Applicants must have a minimum overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 grade scale equivalent to US Bachelor’s Degree. If your GPA meets the minimum admission requirements, the department of major will determine if your overall academic record and test scores meet department requirements.
Please note: If you do not meet the minimum 3.00 GPA, your application can be considered for admission if you:
- have an undergraduate G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher for your last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits
- have worked in the program specific profession for 5+ years
- have a letter of support from a faculty member in the department
- write a detailed statement/essay describing your professional experience and potential to succeed academically
Individual department requirements may be more rigorous than the general UI requirements. In those situations, final admission is based on the department's decision.
Degree Equivalency FAQs