Setting up your Vandal Account
Once admitted, students automatically receive a UI student email (ex. firstname.lastname@example.org and a Vandal ID number V00123456); students will receive this information 3-5 business days after submitting their admission application. Go through the initial setup process to get access to your Vandal Account. You will need access to a phone, or email address, provided on your admission application: VandalSetup. Your application email will only work the first time you access Account Management.
If a student chooses to drop a course, they are responsible for dropping by the published deadlines. Withdrawing from a course at the high school does not drop a student from the university course.
If a student drops the course after the deadline, they will receive a grade of "W." This counts towards their completion rate (number of courses completed over a number of courses attempted). Financial aid requires a 70% completion rate once you graduate high school.
The penalties associated with withdrawing from a university course after the deadlines include future eligibility for Advanced Opportunities funds. The student's high school counselor must approve the drop or withdrawal request in conjunction with the UI office when withdrawing from a course.
- A "drop" is when students are taken out of a course within the posted drop/add period of not receiving a grade of W (withdrawal from a course). A dropped course is not transcripted.
- A "withdrawal" is when students are taken out of a course after the posted drop period (some instructors may withdraw students for nonattendance). A grade of "W" will be transcripted. This will not affect their college grade point average; however, students should check their high school's policy on how a W affects their high school grade point average.
1. The student sends a request to their high school counselor by email, requesting that the dual credit course be dropped or withdrawn.
- Include your full name, Vandal ID number (V00123456), name of the course, the reason you are dropping:
- Academic Difficulty, Personal Illness, Schedule Change or other
- This is email is verification and acknowledgment of your’ request.
2. The high school counselor then forwards the email, along with their approval to email@example.com.
- The Registrar’s Office will process the request and notify them by email that the request has been processed.
3. You may also confirm all course changes by logging on to your VandalWeb account.
The On-Campus Option allows high school students to take college courses on the university campus or online through the Dual Credit program. These courses are only offered for University credit and are recorded on the university transcript. Students must work with their high school to have these credits count toward high school core requirements. A dual credit non-degree student may register for no more than 7 credits each semester and may complete a maximum of 32-semester credits at the University of Idaho. High school students participating in the On-Campus Option follow the same deadlines as regular university students.
Students participating in the on-campus/online option are not eligible for federal financial aid programs. Students are responsible for attached course fees not covered by Advanced Opportunities.
Students must meet all listed pre-requisites for the class they want to enroll in. Students can use ACT, SAT, AP, or placement exam scores to satisfy pre-requisites. The most common classes that require exam scores are:
- Math Classes - Students who want to enroll in a math class can take the ALEKS placement exam to determine which course(s) they can enroll in. ACT, SAT, and AP math scores can also be used for placement into Math classes.
- English Classes - Students should visit the English Department website for information regarding methods of placement.
- World Languages - AvantPlace is a computer delivered placement exam used by U of I Modern Languages and Cultures. Exams are available in Spanish, French, German, Chinese and Japanese languages.
Visit the Testing Center webpage to learn more.
Is the on-campus option the right choice for me?
Parents and students should consider goals, maturity and responsibility prior to enrolling.
Who is eligible?
All UI high school students with a 2.5 GPA and approval of a parent or guardian.
Make an appointment with the Dual Credit office to learn more: firstname.lastname@example.org
Official Transcripts: Transcript orders placed online can be submitted any day/any time and provide the fastest service through the Office of the Registrar.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, also known as the Buckley Amendment, governs the confidentiality of student records. FERPA applies to all admitted students at the University of Idaho. Therefore, parents do not have access to their dual credit student’s educational records without the student’s written consent. Written consent may be obtained by filling out a Consent to Release Student Information form and returning it to the Office of the Registrar.
Under FERPA the university may communicate with the student's secondary school as allowed to verify that they have permission to enroll into dual credit courses.
For a student to add, drop or withdraw past the published deadline the student will need to submit an Academic Petition to be reviewed by the university committee.
1. Complete petition form:
- Students’ Name, Vandal # (V12345678)
- Course information with a supporting statement from the Student, Teacher, and School Counselor.
2. Submit Payment: Student Accounts/Cashiers Office and pay the $10 fee and attach the receipt to your petition packet.
3. Submit the packet to your high school counselor for submission to the dual credit program.
Students must maintain a minimum University of Idaho GPA of 2.5 to continue taking dual credit classes.
If a student falls below 2.0 it can affect their applications to universities after high school graduation, or the status of the incoming student (for example, a student may be put on probation, not accepted, or have a scholarship revoked).
The Center for Disability Access and Resources (CDAR) provides services and support to ensure individuals with disabilities are able to access and participate in all of the opportunities available at the University of Idaho..
The University of Idaho’s Student Code of Conduct was developed in partnership with University of Idaho students and faculty and approved by the Idaho Board of Regents. It exists to educate students in understanding their rights and responsibilities as members of a safe, civil, and ethical academic community. Please note that Dual Credit students are held to the same student standards found in the University of Idaho, Student Code of Conduct, Definitions of cheating, plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty, as well as policies and procedures for handling such cases are included.
Academic integrity is the cornerstone value of learning. The University of Idaho is a proud member of the Center for Academic Integrity to provide faculty, staff and students access to tools, information and support to promote a climate of honesty and integrity on campus. Faculty, staff and student leaders have important responsibilities to contribute to this effort in creating an academic culture that celebrates honesty, fairness and trust. To discuss issues in more detail, contact the Dean of Students department.
As long as students are formally enrolled in courses at the University of Idaho, limited to full access to the university’s many facilities may be available depending on the facility and the student’s age.
The Writing Center is dedicated to providing one-on-one assistance to students at various stages of their writing process, from brainstorming to revising drafted papers.
A free service is provided to dual credit Vandal students. We offer tutoring in person on the 2nd floor of the Library and online via Zoom for a wide range of subjects.
Parking and Transportation Services or call 208-885-6424.
Student Recreation Center (SRC)
Students who are 18 or older must buy a membership to use the Student Recreation Center (SRC). Students younger than 18 must bring a parent or guardian to the SRC with them to fill out a waiver and buy a membership. Campus Recreation website or call 208-885-6381.
University of Idaho Golf Course or call 208-885-6171.