All Graduate School applicants must possess the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor degree. For access to our Equivalency
and Required Academic Credentials by Country of Education
page, please use the following link:
Degree Equivalency and Required Academic Credentials Guide
| Degree Equivalency FAQs
UI evaluates foreign courses and academic transcripts in terms of approximations. We will accept evaluations from professional credential evaluation services. A list of the five professional credential evaluation services from which the University of Idaho will accept evaluations can be found here
Official academic records of all post-secondary education are required for Admission to the University of Idaho.
• Unofficial academic records may be submitted with the application and will be used for evaluation and departmental admission review.
• If admission is recommended, official academic records and degree certificates from all higher education institutions attended outside the United States will be required during the first term of attendance.
• When sending official transcripts from schools located in non-English-speaking countries, each institution must submit both the English translation plus an original language record. For these documents to be official they need to be in a sealed envelope with a certification stamp across the seal.
• Original academic credentials are considered official when issued by the registrar of the institution attended, bearing the original raised or colored seal of the institution and the signature of your institution's registrar or academic official.
• The University of Idaho reserves the right to request a professional evaluation of any academic credentials. The student will bear the cost of the evaluation.
• The Graduate Admissions Office offers a complimentary transcript evaluation.
Applicants must have a minimum overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 grade scale equivalent to US Bachelor’s Degree. If your GPA meets the minimum admission requirements, the department of major will determine if your overall academic record and test scores meet department requirements.
Please note: If you do not meet the minimum 3.00 GPA, your application can be considered for admission if you:
- have an undergraduate G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher for your last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits
- have worked in the program specific profession for 5+ years
- have a letter of support from a faculty member in the department
- write a detailed statement/essay describing your professional experience and potential to succeed academically
Individual department requirements may be more rigorous than the general UI requirements. In those situations, final admission is based on the department's decision.
Degree Equivalency FAQs