Information for University of Idaho Students
Independent Study in Idaho (ISI) offers over 100 online, self-paced courses that you can register for at any time. ISI courses are not included in your U of I tuition and fees; if you enroll in an ISI class, you will need to pay for the ISI class in addition to your U of I tuition and fees.
- Undergraduate ISI courses cost $160/credit + $30 administrative fee
- Graduate ISI courses cost $200/credit + $30 administrative fee
- There are no out-of-state fees for ISI courses—the cost is the same for all students
It is important to note that ISI courses do not count toward your credit-hour load and cannot be used to establish full or part-time status for financial aid because they will not show up on your U of I transcript or on your Degree Audit until you complete the course (and, in some cases, have the classes transferred to the U of I).
You can take ISI courses even if you are not enrolled at the U of I. If you decide to take a semester off from the U of I, you can still enroll in ISI classes. The cost for ISI classes remains the same as listed above.
Courses you complete through Independent Study in Idaho count toward the minimum 120 credits U of I students need to graduate, and upper-division ISI courses count toward the minimum 36 credits U of I students need in upper-division courses.
ISI courses are sponsored by three different Idaho colleges and universities: University of Idaho (U of I), Idaho State University (ISU), and Lewis Clark State College (LCSC). ISI courses sponsored by the U of I count toward a student’s institutional GPA and U of I residency requirements of 36 credits in upper-division courses. Additionally, a U of I-sponsored ISI course grade can be used to replace a previously earned grade in the same course.
If you take an ISI course sponsored by the U of I, after completing the ISI class it will show up on your U of I transcript. If you take an ISI course sponsored by ISU or LCSC, after completing the ISI class it will show up on a transcript from the sponsoring institution. You can then have that transcript sent to the U of I, and your ISI courses will show up on your U of I transcript as transfer credits.
Certain ISI courses can be used to fulfill general education requirements.
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