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International Credit Evaluation

Boise State University requires that transcripts from international institutions be evaluated by an academic credential evaluation service before transfer credit is evaluated and posted. There are two options for an evaluation:

Option 1: Ordered by a student before attending Boise State
Option 2: Ordered by Boise State during the student’s first semester

This international credit evaluation policy is effective starting Spring 2017.

Option 1—Before Attending Boise

If you would like to know what courses will transfer before attending Boise State, you can request an evaluation yourself prior to enrolling. This option will make registration easier and faster. We recommend you use World Education Service (WES) https://www.wes.org/ for this evaluation. However, we will accept evaluations from these other services, as well:

Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) https://www.ece.org/.
Education Perspectives http://www.edperspective.org/.

You are responsible for supplying the correct academic records and paying for the evaluation service. You will need to request a course-by-course evaluation.  If you have mailed official documents to Boise State University, you can request for copies of those documents to be sent to WES.

Please have the evaluation sent to:

Boise State University
1910 University Drive
Administration Building
Boise, ID 83725-1365

Please note that credential evaluations can be used for transfer credit purposes only. Official transcripts must be submitted for admission and scholarship evaluation. We recommend applicants use the WES ICAP service, which sends both an official transcript and a credential course-by-course evaluation to Boise State University.

Option 2—During the Student’s First Semester

Boise State will submit your transcript(s) to World Education Service (WES) for evaluation after you have sent all official documents, paid your fees, and enrolled in classes. The cost for this evaluation ($160) will be your responsibility and will be posted to your student account. This fee must be paid within 30 days or an enrollment hold will be placed on your record. It is possible to appeal to waive the cost of the credit evaluation, if you qualify for an application fee waiver or you are otherwise able to demonstrate financial need.