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Transfer Students

New Student Orientation

For Transfer and Non-Traditional students, New Student Orientation helps students prepare for their future at Boise State. Students will schedule their academic advising session based on their major. During the advising session, students will plan a viable first semester schedule at Boise State.

Transfer and Non-Traditional New Student Orientation

Transferring Course Credits to Boise State

After admission as a degree-seeking student, the Office of the Registrar evaluates your transcript(s) to determine transfer equivalencies to Boise State courses.  It is important that you submit all final, official transcripts to ensure complete consideration for your previous coursework in the transfer equivalency process.

  • If previous courses are determined to be equivalent, those credits will count toward graduation, just as if you had earned those credits at Boise State.
  • If the courses are not equivalent, those credits will be converted to general elective credits.
  • Know where you stand by reviewing information on Receiving Credit For Prior Learning.
  • Estimate how courses will transfer to Boise State using the Transfer Evaluation System.

More detail about this process, including information on quarter system credit, GPA calculation, and general education requirements, can be found at Admissions and the Office of the Registrar – Transfer and Alternate Credit.

Review admission standards for Obtaining a Second Bachelor’s Degree.

Understanding How Credits Transfer