All undergraduate degree-seeking students attending the University of Idaho must complete the General Education requirements. Students may complete either the U of I General Education or State Board of Education Core requirements based on their admittance to the University of Idaho:
- Students who begin their education at the University of Idaho with fewer than 14 transferable college credits after high school graduation are admitted as first-year students and placed on the U of I General Education requirements for the school year in which the student was were admitted. (e.g., A student admitted for the Fall 2014 semester must complete the U of I General Education for the 2014-2015 catalog year.)
- Transfer students who have completed 14 or more transferable college credits after high school graduation may choose to complete either the U of I General Education or the State Board of Education Core requirements.
Students with questions about their General Education requirements should contact their academic advisor. A student's General Education requirements can be found in their degree audit and in the General Catalog for the academic year in which they were admitted to U of I.
Also see the General Education website for information. This website includes information for students, faculty, and advisors on General Education philosophy and curriculum requirements, as well as faculty and advisor curriculum support resources and assessment. There is also a link available to the Common Read program.