Locations

Office of the Registrar

registrar@uidaho.edu  
Phone: (208) 885-6731
Fax: (208) 885-9061
875 Perimeter Dr MS 4260
Moscow, ID 83844-4260

Office Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*
Student Union Building, Room 119

*The Registrar's Office holds a bi-weekly staff meeting every other Tuesday. The office will open one hour later on those days.

Class Placement

Registration in lower-division Chemistry, English, and Math classes is based upon ACT, SAT, COMPASS and College Board AP exam scores as well as prior classes taken.  Minimum scores must be achieved in order for students to meet the prerequisites for enrollment in these classes.  Students should submit ACT, SAT, and COMPASS exam scores to the Admissions Office for inclusion on their records.  Students request which institution College Board AP Exam scores are to be sent to when they register for their exam.

Students should discuss placement with their academic advisors to ensure they are meeting their degree requirements and registering for the appropriate classes.

  • CHEMISTRY PLACEMENT
    Students may be placed into Chemistry 111 in one of the following three ways:
    1. Receive an A or B in high school chemistry
    and one of these qualifications:
    • A minimum ACT math score of  25
    • A minimum SAT math score of 560 
    • A minimum COMPASS College Algebra score of 49
    • A minimum grade of C in MATH 143, 160, or 170
    • A minimum grade of C in CHEM 101
    2. Pass Chemistry Placement Exam  see testing dates
    3. Pass CHEM 050  For financial aid purposes, Chemistry 050 does not count toward the minimum 12 credits to be considered a full-time student and is not considered college-level credit.  Therefore, for financial aid purposes a student must register for 12 credits in addition to Chemistry 050 to remain a full-time student.  Additionally, there is a $105 special fee for registration in Chemistry 050.
  • ENGLISH PLACEMENT
    The University of Idaho requires all undergraduate degree-seeking students to be enrolled in English 101 or 102 their first semester in residence and in subsequent semester until they have passed English 102.

    Placement in these English composition courses is based upon exam scores as follows:

    ACT English SAT Verbal COMPASS Writing CEEB AP English Placement
    1 — 17 200 — 440 0 — 67 n/a ENGL 101 & 109
    18 — 24 450 — 560 68 — 94 n/a ENGL 101
    25 — 30 570 — 690 95 — 99 3 — 4 ENGL 102
    31 — 36 700 — 800 n/a 5 Exempt

    Review all CEEB AP scores to see what credit is granted.

    CLEP General & Subject Exams Minimum Score Placement
    CLEP English Composition
    50 ENGL 102
    CLEP Freshman College Composition
    53

    Review all CLEP General & Subject Exams to see what credit is granted.


    Students placed into English 102 will receive credit for English 101 once they have completed English 102.  Students who are exempt, will receive credit for both English 101 and 102 after completion of their first semester.  Credit given for English 101 and 102 comes with a grade of P (pass) and does not affect the student's GPA.  Transfer credit is awarded for CEEB AP exam scores and institutional credit is awarded for sufficient ACT, SAT, and COMPASS scores.


    Students should visit the English Department writing placement website for information regarding alternative methods of placement.

  • MATH PLACEMENT

    Students should speak with their academic advisor regarding the most appropriate math class for them.  Refer to the following chart to determine registration eligibility.

    ACT Math SAT Math COMPASS Suggested Placement
    0 — 18 200 — 460 Algebra 0 — 35 MATH 108 or 123
    19 — 21 470 — 510 Algebra 36 — 60
    College Algebra 0 — 44
    MATH 108, 123, or 130
    22 — 26 520 — 600 Algebra 61 and above
    College Algebra 45 — 48
    MATH 108, 123, 130, or 143
    27 — 28 610 — 640 College Algebra 49 — 50 MATH 108, 123, 130, 143, 144, or 160
    29 — 36 650 — 800 College Algebra 51 and above
    and Trigonometry 51 and above
    MATH 108, 123, 130, 143, 144, 160, 170, or 176

    Transfer credit awarded for College Board AP Calculus and International Baccalaureate Mathematics exam scores.  Institution credit is not awarded for by-passed classes.  Students who are unsatisfied with their ACT or SAT Math score are encouraged to challenge their placement by taking the COMPASS exam.  Contact the Counseling and Testing Center for further information about taking the COMPASS exam.