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Current Student FAQ

General Information

How do I change my major or add an emphasis?

You can change your major or add a chemistry emphasis on your myBoiseState student page. For step by step instruction please visit the change my major page on the myBoiseState Help page.

Who do I contact if I am having an issue with my chemistry course or instructor?

Please email Kathleen Mukengezi, kathleenhuguet@boisestate.edu, with any course related issues. As a department we are always looking for ways to involve the student experience in chemistry so we value all student feedback and want to help with any obstacles that you may face in your chemistry courses.

Course Enrollment and Holds

How can I get a permission number for a chemistry course?

Please fill out the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry permission number form. Before requesting a permission number please check that your enrollment issue was not caused due to one of the following reasons:

  • Make sure that you have also selected the co-requisite course. For example, with CHEM 111 you must also select a CHEM 111L course and place both in your shopping cart so they can be added at the same time.
  • Check to see if you have selected an honors lecture or laboratory section. This information can be found under the course description tab in the enrollment center. If you are admitted to the honors college and would like enroll in the honors sections, please make sure that you select both an honors lecture and lab.
  • Double check that you do not have a time conflict with a course you are already enrolled in or between your selected laboratory and lecture.
  • Double check that you meet the prerequisites for the course. As a department we only override prerequisite’s for extenuating circumstances.

How can I retake a chemistry course?

If will be your first time retaking the course you can re-enroll in the course through the student enrollment center. If you have already take on the course two times you will need to fill out the Request to Exceed Maximum Course Registration form under the student form on the Registrar’s website. For more information on course repeats please visit the grades page on the Registrar’s website.

How do I know when I can start enrolling in courses?

Enrollment appointment are listed on your Boise State student center. Step by step instructions visit the view enrollment appointment page on Registrar’s office webpage.

What is a RAD hold?

A RAD hold is a required advising hold. This hold is placed on all student account after the first semester at Boise State to ensure you meet with an advisor and receive the help you need to enroll in courses for the next semester. This hold can be removed by meeting with an academic advisor. For more information about RAD holds please visit the Required First-Year Advising page on the  AASC webpage.

What is a SAP hold?

A SAP hold is a satisfactory academic progress hold. There are three reasons for a SAP hold: (1) GPA, (2) pace, and (3)maximum time. A GPA hold means you are not meeting the minimum GPA requirement for financial aid. A Pace hold means that you have not successfully completed 67% of the credits that you have attempted. A maximum time hold means that you have taken more than 150 credits so far in getting your degree.

In order to get this hold removed and financial aid reinstated you will have to complete a SAP Appeal.

Scholarships, Financial Aid, and Graduation

How do I apply for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry scholarships?

You can apply of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry scholarships through the Boise State scholarship web page. Also, check out the private scholarships offered.

How do I apply for Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry fellowships?

The application for Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry fellowships will be emailed out and posted to the Chemistry Majors Canvas page each spring. To be eligible for the fellowships you must be a current chemistry major and working or plan to work in a chemistry research group.

How do I apply for Financial aid?

For information on how to apply for FASFA please visit the Boise State financial aid website.

How do I know what I have been awarded for financial aid?

Your financial aid awards and scholarships can be seen and accepted in the student center on your myBoiseState page. For step by step instructions please visit the accept or decline your aid page on the Financial Aid web page.

How do I apply for graduation?

You can apply for graduation through your student center on your myBoiseState page. For step by step instructions please visit the apply for graduation page on the Registrar’s website.

Internships and Employment Opportunities

How do I find job opportunities in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry?

All student employment opportunities will be posted on the Chemistry Majors Canvas site as well as emailed out. On a yearly basis there are opportunities for student employment in the chemistry stockroom, chemistry instructional center, and laboratory instruction. Please visit our student opportunities page for more information. For all student employment position available at Boise State please visit Handshake.

How do I find an internship?

All chemistry specific internship opportunities will be posted to the Chemistry Majors Canvas site as well as emailed out. For all Boise State internship visit the Internship Information page on Career Services webpage.

Additional Campus Resources

Are their counseling services available for students?

Boise State health services offers counseling services to all students, this includes individual appointments, group sessions, and emergency counseling appointments. For more information, please visit the Counseling page on the University Health Services page. While you’re there check out the Oasis room which is place that students can go to de-stress!

How do I learn about Boise State housing?

To apply and view all Boise State housing options visit the Boise State Housing and Residence Life web page. Boise State has a variety of different styles of residents halls as well as off campus housing. This page will include how to apply to Boise State housing as well as the associated costs.

Does Boise State have resources for emergency housing cost assistance?

Boise State University’s Office of the Dean of Students has an emergency assistance program to help students with things like housing, medical, child care, and other expenses. To learn more about emergency assistance and the eligibility for it please visit the Student Emergency Fund on the Dean of Students webpage.

Does Boise State have resources to help with food insecurity?

Boise State University’s Office of the Dean of Students has a food panty that is open to all students in need no questions asked. The Food pantry is located in the Campus School Building room 103 and can be accessed with your student ID. For more information, please visit the Campus Food Pantry page on the Dean of student’s website.

We are here to serve our students so please email Kathleen Mukengezi, student support manager, kathleenhuguet@boisestate.edu with any additional questions.