Boise State University accepts all academic credits from regionally accredited institutions. Transfer courses are evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Courses transfer to Boise State on the same level as taken (lower or upper division) at the original institution. Quarter credits are converted to semester credits. (One quarter credit equals 2/3 of a semester credit.). Credit for applied technology courses are transferable only for those students admitted to the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program.
Independent Study in Idaho (ISI) was created in 1973 by the Idaho State Board of Education as a cooperative of four accredited Idaho institutions led by the University of Idaho. Other cooperating members include Lewis-Clark State College, Idaho State University, and Boise State University. Each member-institution of the ISI cooperative is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
ISI courses, sponsored by the cooperating institutions, are delivered online. Idaho residency is not required. A complete list of ISI courses, course syllabi and ISI policies and procedures are available on the ISI website. Although ISI does not offer degrees, credits earned upon course completion transfer to most colleges and universities.
People from diverse backgrounds worldwide take ISI’s online courses for various reasons (e.g., to begin college programs early, graduate on time, resolve on-campus scheduling conflicts, satisfy prerequisites, or to pursue professional development and personal enrichment). Independent Study in Idaho courses are designed for students who work well independently with limited interaction with instructors. You can enroll anytime and work from anywhere. You can work at your own pace within the limits set by the course instructor on the number of assignments that can be submitted per week. You have up to one calendar year from the registration date to complete ISI courses. Courses taken through ISI do not count toward or against meeting the graduation requirement of taking 30 of your last 36 credits at Boise State.
Independent Study of Idaho
|ISI Course||Boise State Equivalent Course|
|Acct 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (UI)||ACCT 205 Intro to Financial Accounting|
|Anth 100 Introduction to Anthropology (UI)||ANTH 100XF|
|Anth 327 Belief Systems (UI)||ANTH 300XF|
|Art 100 Survey of Art (LCSC)||ART 100 Intro to Art DLV|
|Biol 154 Introduction to Microbiology (UI)||BIOL 200XF|
|Bus 101 Introduction to Business (LCSC)||GENBUS 101 Business for the New Generation|
|Bus 321 Principles of Marketing (LCSC)||MKTG 300XF|
|BLaw 265 Legal Environment of Business (UI)||GENBUS 202 The Legal Environment of Business|
|Econ 201 Principles of Macroeconomics (UI)||ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics DLS|
|Econ 202 Principles of Microeconomics (UI)||ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics DLS|
|Econ 343 Money and Banking (UI)||ECON 301 Money & Banking|
|Engl 101 Introduction to College Writing (UI)||ENGL 101 Intro to College Writing|
|Engl 102 Research Writing (LCSC)||ENGL 102 Intro to College Writing & Research|
|Engl 150 Introduction to Literature (LCSC)||ENGL 100XFL DLL|
|Engl 2257 Survey of World Literature I (Beginnings through 16th Century) (ISU)||ENGL 257 World Literature I: Ancient to 1650|
|Engl 2258 Survey of World Literature II (17th Century to Present) (ISU)||ENGL 258 World Literature Ii: 1650 – Contemporary|
|Engl 277 American Literature I (LCSC)||ENGL 277 Survey of American Literature: Beginnings to Civil War|
|Engl 278 American Literature II (LCSC)||ENGL 278 Survey of American Literature: Civil War to Present|
|Engl 317 Technical Writing (UI)||ENGL 202 DLS|
|Engl 4476 Shakespeare (ISU)||ENGL 345 Shakespeare|
|EnvS 101 Introduction to Environmental Science (UI)||ENVSTD 100XF|
|FCS 205 Concepts in Human Nutrition (UI)||HLTHST 207 Nutrition|
|FCS 346 Personal and Family Finance and Management (UI)||FINAN 208 Personal Finance|
|FCS 428 Housing America's Families (UI)||SOC 400XF|
|FCS 435 Feeding Young Children in Group Settings (UI)||ED-ECS 400XF|
|FCS 448 Consumer Economic Issues (UI)||ECON 400XF|
|HCA 2210 Medical Terminology and Communication (ISU)||HLTHST 101 Medical Terminology|
|Hist 101 History of Civilization (UI)||HIST 101 History of Western Civilization DLL|
|Hist 102 History of Civilization (UI)||HIST 102 History of Western Civilization DLL|
|Hist 111 Introduction to U.S. History (UI)||HIST 111 United States History DLS|
|Hist 112 Introduction to U.S. History (UI)||HIST 112 United States History DLS|
|Hist 180 Introduction to East Asian History (UI)||HIST 121 Eastern Civilizations DLS|
|Hist 329 Idaho and the Pacific Northwest (UI)||HIST 381 Colloquium in the History of the Americas|
|Hist 415 Expanding America (UI)||HIST 334 Civil War & Reconstruction|
|Hist 416 Rise of Modern America (UI)||HIST 381 Colloquium in the History of the Americas|
|Hist 417 America in Crisis (UI)||HIST 381 Colloquium in the History of the Americas|
|Hist 418 Contemporary America (UI)||HIST 381 Colloquium in the History of the Americas|
|Hist 458 Military History (UI)||HIST 300XF|
|JAMM 265 Principles of Advertising (UI)||GENED 200XF|
|JAMM 361 Advertising Creativity (UI)||MKTG 407 Marketing Communication|
|Kin 370 Motor Learning/Motor Development (LCSC)||KINES 300XF|
|LibS 420 Classification and Cataloging (UI)||LIBSCI 300XF|
|LibS 421 Acquisitions and Collection Development in Libraries (UI)||LIBSCI 300XF|
|LibS 422 Use of the School Library (UI)||LIBSCI 400XF|
|LibS 423 Introduction to Reference Work (UI)||LIBSCI 300XF|
|LibS 424 Information Sources on the Internet for Libraries (UI)||LIBSCI 400XF|
|LibS 425 Organization and Management of Small Libraries (UI)||LIBSCI 300XF|
|LibS 426 Information Literacy for the Library Media Specialist (UI)||LIBSCI 400XF|
|LibS 427 Library and Media Center Practicum (UI)||LIBSCI 400XF|
|LibS 428 Children's Literature for Librarians (UI)||LIBSCI 400XF|
|LibS 429 Adolescent Literature for Librarians (UI)||LIBSCI 400XF|
|Math 108 Intermediate Algebra (UI)||MATH 108 Intermediate Algebra|
|Math 123 Mathematics applied to the modern world (UI)||MATH 123 Quantitative Reasoning DLM|
|Math 130 Finite Mathematics (UI)||MATH 100XF|
|Math 143 Pre-calculus Algebra and Analytic Geometry (UI)||MATH 143 College Algebra DLM|
|Math 1153 Introduction to Statistics (ISU)||MATH 200XF|
|Math 160 Survey of Calculus (UI)||MATH 160 Survey of Calculus DLM|
|Math 170 Analytic Geometry and Calculus (UI)||MATH 170 Calculus IDLM|
|FLEN 243 English Word Origins (UI)||ENGL 200XF|
|Fren 101 Elementary French I (UI)||FRENCH 101 Elementary French I DLL|
|Germ 101 Elementary German I (UI)||GERMAN 101 Elementary German I DLL|
|Span 101 Elementary Spanish I (UI)||SPANISH 101 Elementary Spanish I DLL|
|Span 102 Elementary Spanish II (UI)||SPANISH 102 Elementary Spanish II DLL|
|Span 201 Intermediate Spanish I (UI)||SPANISH 201 Intermediate Spanish I DLL|
|Span 202 Intermediate Spanish II (UI)||SPANISH 202 Intermediate Spanish II DLL|
|MusH 101 Survey of Music (UI)||MUS 100 Intro to Music DLV|
|MusH 201 History of Rock and Roll (UI)||MUS 300XF|
|Phil 103 Ethics (UI)||PHIL 103 Moral Problems DLL|
|Phil 320 History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (UI)||PHIL 300XF|
|Phil 321 History of Modern Philosophy (UI)||PHIL 300XF|
|Phil 450 Ethics in Science (UI)||PHIL 400XF|
|Phys 1100 Essentials of Physics (ISU)||PHYS 100XF|
|Phys 111 General Physics I (UI)||PHYS 111|
|Phys 112 General Physics II (UI)||PHYS 112|
|Phys 1152 Descriptive Astronomy (ISU)||PHYS 104|
|Phys 1153 Descriptive Astronomy Laboratory (ISU)||PHYS 104|
|PolS 101 Introduction to Political Science and American Government (UI)||POLS 101 American National Government DLS|
|PolS 451 Public Administration (UI)||POLS 403 Intro to Public Administration|
|Psyc 101 Introduction to Psychology (UI)||PSYC 101 General Psychology DLS|
|Psyc 300 Statistical Methods (LCSC)||PSYC 295 Statistical Methods|
|Psyc 305 Developmental Psychology (UI)||PSYC 309 Child Development|
|Psyc 310 Psychology of Personality (UI)||PSYC 351 Personality|
|Psyc 311 Abnormal Psychology (UI)||PSYC 301 Abnormal Psychology|
|Psyc 372 Physiological Psychology (UI)||PSYC 335 Biological Bases of Behavior|
|Psyc 390 Psychology of Learning (UI)||PSYC 441 Learning|
|Psyc 410 Sports Psychology (LCSC)||PSYC 400XF|
|Psyc 415 History and Systems of Psychology (UI)||PSYC 487 Capstone Perspectives: History & Systems|
|Psyc 419 Adult Development and Aging (UI)||PSYC 310 Adolescent & Adult Development|
|Psyc 422 Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence (UI)||PSYC 400XF|
|Psyc 430 Tests and Measurements (UI)||PSYC 421 Psychological Measurement|
|SS 350 Ethics: Women in the Twentieth Century (LCSC)||SOCSCI 300XF|
|Soc 101 Introduction to Sociology (UI)||SOC 101 Intro to Sociology DLS|
|Soc 230 Social Problems (UI)||SOC 102 Social Problems DLS|
|Soc 315 Marriage and the Family (LCSC)||SOC 340 Sociology of the Family|
|Soc 360 Race and Ethnicity (LCSC)||SOC 305 Racial & Cultural Minorities|
|The 101 Introduction to Theatre (UI)||THEA 101 Intro to Theatre DLV|
You will be considered core certified by Boise State University, if you have earned an academic associate degree at a regionally accredited institution. This means that you have fulfilled the lower-division general education or core classes at Boise State. The statement “General University Core Met” will appear on your credit report.
If you are transferring from an Idaho school and have not earned an associate degree, you may still be considered core certified if your transcript is stamped core certified by the Registrar’s Office of your original institution.
Beginning in Fall 2011, students who transfer into Boise State University without an academic associate degree, but meet Idaho State Board of Education general education core requirements and have a minimum of thirty-six (36) semester credit hours, will be considered core certified at Boise State. The Idaho State Board of Education (SBOE) General Education Core Requirements are listed below.
SBOE General Education Core Requirements
|General Education Core Areas||Required Courses||Minimum Credits|
Coursework in this area enhances the student's ability to communicate clearly, correctly, logically, and persuasively in spoken English.
Boise State equivalent: COMM 101, COMM 112 or COMM 100XFS.
Courses must demonstrate students’ ability to express themselves in clear, logical, and grammatically correct written English. Up to six (6) credits may be exempt by ACT, SAT, AP or COMPASS exams.
Boise State equivalent: ENGL 101 and ENGL 102.
*Note: 3-6 credits depending on initial placement results (i.e., placement into ENGL 102).
|1||3 to 6*|
|Behavioral and Social Sciences|
Core courses in the discipline areas: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.
Note: courses must be distributed over two (2) different disciplines.
|Humanities, Fine Arts, and Foreign Language|
Core courses in the discipline areas: Art, Philosophy, Literature, Music, Drama/Theatre, and Foreign Languages.
Core courses in the discipline areas: Biology, Chemistry, Physical Geography, Geology, and Physics.
Note: courses may be distributed over two (2) different disciplines and must have at least one (1) accompanying laboratory experience.
Core course in the discipline areas: College Algebra, Calculus, Finite Mathematics, and Statistics.
You are responsible for meeting all graduation requirements, including specific courses required by a college or department, based on the date you began at Boise State.
Transfer Evaluation System (TES)
The Transfer Evaluation System (TES) is a tool to estimate the courses you can expect to transfer. This database is regularly updated. If you do not see the school or course you are looking for, it may not be in the database yet. Please contact the Registrar’s Office to check if the course will transfer.
Please note:These are unofficial course evaluations and are provided as a convenience for prospective students. This document is our best estimate of how specific courses will transfer to Boise State, but this document should not be considered a guarantee of transfer credit awarded. A formal course evaluation will be initiated once an official application for admission has been received and all official transcripts have been submitted. Course equivalencies may change at any time without notice. Course equivalencies are under constant review and are continuously being developed.
Tip: Click on the equivalency search to view course equivalencies.