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 (Four years of study after Form 6 or 7 or the University Entrance, Bursaries, and Scholarships Examination. Includes Arts/Science (Honours), Education (Honours), Engineering, Laws (LLB), Pharmacy, Physiotherapy.)
- Bachelor’s Degree (Honours)
One year beyond the 3- or 4-year bachelor’s; considered a postgraduate award in New Zealand. Represents 4-5 years of postsecondary education.
Note: equivalents are subject to change without notice.
What to Submit
- Clear, legible photocopies of all graduation certificates or diplomas issued in English by the institution attended (e.g. Bachelor, Master, Ph.D.)
- Academic transcripts issued by the institutions attended for all post-secondary programs of study.
How to Submit
To be submitted directly from the Registrar of the institution attended bearing the institution’s official seal, stamp, and/or appropriate signature.
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.
If your institution uses My eQuals, you may provide Graduate Admissions with access to your electronic document. Visit your institution’s website and follow the directions for sharing your document with University of Idaho.
- Generate the link for your document and send it to the following email address: email@example.com.
- Do not insert or copy/paste the link in an email.
- Do not assign a pin or expiry date as this can block us from accessing your document.