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Office of the Registrar

Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
Room 119

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr MS 4260
Moscow, ID 83844-4260

registrar@uidaho.edu
Phone: (208) 885-6731
Fax: (208) 885-9061

Opportunities for Credit

Degree-seeking students have opportunities to earn credits toward their degree program through testing, vertically related classes, and experiential learning.

Challenge by Exam

Degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students may challenge classes with permission from the instructor, department chair, and their academic dean.  A challenge consists of taking an exam, designed by the instructor, to demonstrate proficiency in the subject matter. Both lecture and lab classes can be challenged.  In order to earn credit, undergraduate students must earn a C or better on the exam and graduate students must earn a B or better on the exam. Application for Challenge is designated for a specific semester and must be completed within the established deadlines of that semester or it becomes null and void.

How to Challenge a Class:

  1. Student completes the Challenge Application and obtains signatures from the instructor, department chair, and academic dean.
  2. Student pays $35 application fee to the Cashiers and submits their completed Challenge Application to the Registrar.
  3. Registrar confirms eligibility for credit and notifies instructor to proceed with exam. Note: student cannot complete exam prior to notification of eligibility from Registrar.
  4. Student and instructor make arrangements for exam. Note: exams cannot be given during the last two weeks of the semester.
  5. Instructor reports exam grade to Registrar.
  6. Registrar confirms sufficient grade and records class on student's transcript with a grade of Pass; GPA not affected.
  7. Student's account charged $25 per credit fee.

Application for Challenge is designated for a specific semester and must be completed within the established deadlines of that semester or it becomes null and void.

Vertical Credit

Degree-seeking students who complete a higher vertically related class at the University of Idaho with a grade of C or better, may apply for credit in the lower vertically related class(es) any time prior to graduation. Vertical credit cannot be based on transfer credit. Classes designated as vertically related appear in the Catalog Course Descriptions.

How to Apply for Vertical Credit:

  1. Student completes the Vertical Credit Application.
  2. Student pays $35 application fee to Cashiers and submits their completed Vertical Credit Application to the Registrar.
  3. Registrar confirms eligibility for credit and records class(es) on student's transcript with a grade of Pass; GPA not affected.
  4. Student's account charged $25 per credit fee.

Students can apply for vertical credit any time during their enrollment prior to graduation. Vertical credit cannot be based on transfer credit.

Experiential Learning Credit

Undergraduate degree-seeking students may petition for credit in recognition of work and life situations. Petitions for experiential learning credit must be approved by the student's advisor and academic dean and are then reviewed by each academic department from which credit is requested and the University Curriculum Committee Subcommittee. Applicability of experiential learning credit toward degree requirements will be determined by the student's major department. Experiential learning credit is considered non-resident credit; a limitation of 48 non-resident credits is allowed toward a baccalaureate degree.

How to Petition for Experiential Credit:

  1. Student complete the Experiential Learning Credit Application and obtains signatures of their advisor and academic dean.
  2. Student pays $35 application fee to Cashiers.
  3. Student submits application and supporting documentation/portfolio to each academic department which credit is requested and arranges a time to retrieve the application and documentation after the department has sufficient time to review the request.
  4. After all departments have signed the application, student submits the application and supporting documentation/portfolio to the Registrar.
  5. Registrar will arrange a meeting with the University Curriculum Committee Subcommittee, as necessary, to determine final credit approval.
  6. Registrar will record credit as transfer credit on the student's transcript with a grade of Pass; GPA not affected.
  7. Student's account charged $25 per credit fee.

The applicability of experiential learning credit toward degree requirements will be determined by the student's major department. Experiential learning credit is considered non-resident credit; students are limited to 48 non-resident credits toward a baccalaureate degree.

Office of the Registrar

Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
Room 119

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr MS 4260
Moscow, ID 83844-4260

registrar@uidaho.edu
Phone: (208) 885-6731
Fax: (208) 885-9061