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U of I's web-based retention and advising tool provides an efficient way to guide and support students on their road to graduation. Login to VandalStar.


Getting Started Checklist

  1. Review the language, computer, and email requirements for taking an online ISI course.
  2. Select a course and review the syllabus for course requirements. Order course materials (you can order books online or check the VandalStore).
  3. Obtain approval that ISI credits apply towards your degree. University of Idaho students working toward a degree are required to obtain signature approval from their academic adviser to receive U of I college credit for an ISI course. It is recommended students from other institutions obtain signature confirmation that ISI credits will be accepted. Refer to the Course Approval Form.
  4. Review ISI's registration and fee information.
  5. Review ISI's refund schedule.
  6. Review ISI's course exchange and course completion and time considerations.
  7. Register by completing ISI's online registration and paying course fees.
  8. Review your Registration Confirmation Email from ISI (allow 3-5 business days after registration form is submitted).
  9. Set up your Vandal Accounts.
  10. Visit VandalMail daily to view important messages from ISI staff and your instructor or set up email forwarding.
  11. Access online course information and materials in Canvas.


Independent Study

Physical Address:
Shoup Hall, Rooms 306, 310 & 312
Moscow, ID 83844-3081

Mailing Address:

Independent Study in Idaho
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3081
Moscow, ID 83844-3081

Toll-free: 877-464-3246

Phone: 208-885-6641


Web: Instructor Gradebook Access