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Transfer Students

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Who is a transfer student?

You are considered a transfer student for the purposes of admissions and automatic scholarship consideration, if you have completed 14 or more transferable semester (21 quarter) credits after high school, from a regionally accredited college or university. If you have less than 14 credits completed after high school then you are considered an incoming freshman student with transfer coursework.

Questions about the process?
Start with the Transfer Student Resources

Questions about your credits?
Go to Transfer Credit Issues

For more information and assistance, meet with your advisor. Unsure who your advisor is? 

Foundational Studies Program

Core Certification

  • If you have earned an academic associate degree at a regionally accredited institution, you will be considered “core certified” by Boise State University. 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.
  • For more information, visit the Transfer Credit Basics website at the Registrar’s office and go to Core Certification in the right hand navigation bar.

Other Transfer Resources

Admissions: Making the Transition to Boise State
– admission standards and application checklists
– process of credit transfer
– transfer equivalency information

Office of the Registrar: Transfer and Alternative Credits
Transfer Evaluation System
Prior Learning Credit
Core Certification