Graduate Transfer Credits Policy
Credits can be transferred to be used toward a graduate degree at the University of Idaho with approval of the student’s major professor, the committee (if required by the program), the program’s administrator, and the dean of the College of Graduate Studies.
All graduate transfer credits are subject to the following requirements:
- Credits can be transferred only if the institution from which the credits are being transferred has a graduate program in the course's discipline.
- All credits used toward graduate degrees must be from regionally accredited American institutions or from non-US institutions recognized by the appropriate authorities in their respective countries. See additional information on accreditation: www.uidaho.edu/registrar/transfer/evaluation/accreditation.
- Correspondence study courses may be applied to the degree only with the prior written approval of the College of Graduate Studies (COGS).
- Courses used toward an undergraduate degree, professional development courses, and courses on a professional development transcript are not available to be used toward a graduate degree.
- Transfer credits from international universities must be officially evaluated. Accepted evaluation services may be found here: www.uidaho.edu/admissions/graduate/resources/international-resources/foreign-credential-evaluation-services
- Courses numbered below 400 are not allowed to be transferred to a graduate degree.
- Transfer credits are subject to all other COGS and departmental rules and regulations. Questions or petitions to COGS may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The combined total of transfer credits, correspondence credits, non-degree credits, credits moved from an undergraduate transcript that were not used toward an undergraduate degree, and approved credits more than eight years old at the time the degree is awarded shall not exceed 12 credits for master's programs designated as requiring 36 or fewer credits, and shall not exceed one-third of the total credits in designated programs requiring more than 36 credits. The student's program may set a lower limitation.
- Up to 39 credits can be transferred to a doctoral degree.
- If the transfer credits are eight years old or older, by the time of graduation from the University of Idaho, only 30 credits may be transferred.
- May only transfer a maximum of 6 thesis or non-thesis research credits toward a Ph.D. degree.