In order to apply as a graduate student, applicants must possess the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree.
Graduate Admissions at the University of Idaho uses a variety of sources to determine equivalencies. It is important to note that the list of equivalencies below is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials we receive from each country.
- Bachelor’s degree
Note: equivalents are subject to change without notice.
What to Submit
- Clear, legible copies of all graduation certificates, degree certificates (e.g. Bachelor, Master, etc.) attested by the awarding institution
- Academic transcripts issued by the institutions attended bearing the official stamp of the designated office (e.g. Office of Academic Affairs, Office of Archives)
How to Submit
To be sent directly to the University of Idaho from the institution attended bearing the institution’s official seal, stamp, and/or appropriate signature.
The University of Idaho requires China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC) Certification Reports for all Degree Certificates. Obtain the Chinese electronic verification report of your degree certificate from CDGDC and either provide a copy with your uploaded degree certificate or email to email@example.com, subject: CDGDC Certification Report for [your full name].
If your degree was awarded before 1 Sept. 2008, obtain a paper verification report of your degree certificate from CDGDC and send it with a copy of your degree certificate.
Credentials are acceptable only when they are issued by, and received from, authorized educational institutions.
If the awarding institution does not provide mailing options to the US, provide the Transcript Request and Release Authorization Form to your institution. Request the institution to fill out the form and place the form with your documents in an official envelope sealed by the appropriate office and give the sealed envelope to you. You can then mail this to the Graduate Admissions Office. Do not open the envelope or break the official seal.
Credentials are acceptable only when they are issued by, and received from, authorized personnel. Credentials attested by persons outside the authorized office, such as individual professors or external notary publics, will not be accepted.
Precise, word-for-word, English translations are required for all foreign language documents.
The University of Idaho recommends, and reserves the right to require, a professional credential evaluation by an outside, independent party.