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.

Opportunities for Credit

Degree-seeking students have the opportunity to earn credits toward their degree program through testing, completion of vertically related classes, and experiential learning.

Challenge by Exam

Degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students may challenge classes with permission from the instructor, department chair, and their academic dean.  A challenge consists of taking an exam, designed by the instructor, to demonstrate proficiency in the subject matter.  Both lecture and lab classes can be challenged.  In order to earn credit, undergraduate students must earn a C or better on the exam and graduate students must earn a B or better on the exam. 

How to Challenge a Class:

  1. Student completes the Challenge Application and obtains signatures from the instructor, department chair, and their academic dean.
  2. Student pays $35 application fee to the Cashiers and submits their completed Challenge Application to the Registrar.
  3. Registrar confirms eligibility for credit and notifies instructor to proceed with exam.  Note: student cannot complete exam prior to notification of eligibility from Registrar.
  4. Student and instructor make arrangements for exam.  Note: exams cannot be given during the last two weeks of the semester.
  5. Instructor reports exam grade to Registrar.
  6. Registrar confirms sufficient grade and records class directly to student's transcript with a grade of P (pass); grade does not affect GPA.
  7. Registrar notifies Cashier to charge $25 per credit fee to student's account.

Application for Challenge is designated for a specific semester and must be completed within the established deadlines of that semester or it becomes null and void.

Vertical Credit

Degree-seeking students who complete a higher vertically related class at the University of Idaho with a grade of C or better, may apply for credit in the lower vertically related class(es).  Classes designated as vertically related appear in Part 6 Course Descriptions of the General Catalog at the beginning of the subject.

How to Apply for Vertical Credit:

  1. Student completes the Vertical Credit Application (no signatures required).
  2. Student pays $35 application fee to Cashiers and submits their completed Vertical Credit Application to the Registrar.
  3. Registrar confirms eligibility for credit and records class(es) directly to student's transcript with a grade of P (pass); grade does not affect GPA.
  4. Registrar notifies Cashier to charge $25 per credit fee to student's account.

Student's can apply for vertical credit any time during their enrollment prior to graduation.  Vertical credit cannot be based on transfer credit.

Experiential Learning Credit

Undergraduate degree-seeking students may petition for credit in recognition of work and life situations.  Petitions for experiential learning credit must be approved by the student's advisor and academic dean and are then reviewed by each academic department which credit is requested and the University Curriculum Committee Subcommittee.

How to Petition for Experiential Credit:

  1. Student complete the Experiential Learning Credit Application and obtains signatures of their advisor and academic dean.
  2. Student pays $35 application fee to Cashiers.
  3. Student submits application and supporting documentation/portfolio to each academic department which credit is requested and arranges a time to retrieve the application and documentation after the department has sufficient time to review the request.
  4. After all departments have signed the application, student submits the application and supporting documentation/portfolio to the Registrar.
  5. Registrar will arrange a meeting with the University Curriculum Committee Subcommittee, as necessary, to determine final credit approval.
  6. Registrar will record credit as transfer credit on the student's transcript with a grade of P (pass); grade does not affect GPA.
  7. Registrar notifies Cashiers to charge $25 per credit to the student's account.

The applicability of experiential learning credit toward degree requirements will be determined by the student's major department.  Experiential learning credit is considered non-resident credit; students are limited to 48 non-resident credits toward a baccalaureate degree.