Frequently Asked Questions
U of I evaluates all college level coursework from regionally accredited institutions for transfer. Transfer courses are evaluated on a course-by-course basis; bachelor-level courses are transferable. Up to 70 semester credits (105 quarter credits) from a community college may be used toward a degree. Up to 48 semester credits (72 quarter credits) in vocational or technical courses may be used toward a degree. Credits earned in bypassed courses are not transferable.
Using our transfer guides, you can select the institution(s) the student is transferring from and see how the courses will transfer to U of I. If a course isn't listed, ask the student to send the syllabus for the course to a Transfer Evaluation Specialist, and we will have it evaluated for transfer.
Students who have earned an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Arts & Sciences, Associate of Business or other approved associate degree from a regionally accredited institution will enter the university with their general education requirements satisfied.
If a course fulfilled a specific general education area at the student’s previous institution, it may also fulfill that general education area at the University of Idaho. For example, an Intro to Theatre course that fulfills a Humanities requirement at another institution may also fulfill a Humanities requirement at U of I.
Transfer courses given the University of Idaho number 000 transfer as elective credits. With the approval of the student’s advisor, elective credits may be applied as a substitution to a degree program requirement.
Courses transfer to U of I on the same level as taken (lower or upper division) at the original institution.
A quarter credit is equivalent to 2/3 of a semester credit. (1 semester credit = .667 quarter credits)
Once a student’s transcript has been evaluated, you will get an email saying the student’s record has been updated. Log into VandalWeb and view the student’s transfer articulation page to see how the courses will transfer to the University of Idaho. You should also review the student’s degree audit to see how the transfer courses will apply to the degree. Any changes or updates to the student’s transfer work will not be reflected in the degree audit until the following day.