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 of: Arts, Science, Nursing, Midwifery, Engineering, Education, Science in Physiotherapy
Note: equivalents are subject to change without notice.
What to Submit
The following issued by the institutions attended for all post-secondary programs of study:
- Clear, legible photocopies of Degree certificates (e.g. Bachelor, Master, Postgraduate Diploma, Ph.D.)
- Academic transcripts
- Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR)/Diploma Supplement
How to Submit
To be sent directly to the University of Idaho from the awarding institution bearing the institution’s official seal, stamp, and/or appropriate signature.
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, request the institution place these credentials in an official envelope signed, stamped and/or sealed by the appropriate official and then you may mail to the Graduate Admissions Office. Do not open the envelope or break the official seal.
If your institution uses Digitary® or Gradintel, you may provide Graduate Admissions with access to your electronic document. Visit your institution's website and follow the directions for granting Graduate Admissions access to your documents online.
- Access should be sent to the following email account: firstname.lastname@example.org, subject: [Digitary® or Gradintel] Verification Access for [your full name].
- Do not assign a pin or expiry date as this can block us from accessing your documents.
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.