There is a difference between course transferability and course equivalency. First, determine if the credit is truly not counting; it could be because the class is not considered college-level (remedial) or the school is not regionally-accredited. If the coursework has been accepted for credit but has not been given equivalency, then the course transferred as "ELECTIVE Credit".
Students may petition a specific department for an adjustment or substitution regarding certain transfer classes that transferred as "ELECTIVE Credit". A course syllabus or description must be provided by the student before any adjustment can be made. To obtain your syllabus/description, contact your school. Contact the Satellite Academic Discovery center assigned to your major to begin the substitution process.
AP scores must be sent directly to BYU—Idaho by Advanced Placement. Faxed AP transcripts will not be accepted, and the scores cannot be taken from another college's transcript.
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Scores of 3 or higher can be accepted for credit. (Approved tests and credits) AP Chart
Transfer courses are not calculated into the BYU—Idaho GPA and cannot replace the grade of a BYU—Idaho course. However, transfer courses can be used to fulfill a course graduation requirement.
Grades for courses taken at other schools and transferred to BYU—Idaho can NOT be replaced by taking the course at BYU—Idaho.
Religion classes from institute and other LDS institutions will only be accepted if the course number is 100 or above, if the course was taken for credit, and if you received a letter grade. An official transcript must be sent directly from the Institute or other CES school in order to receive consideration for transfer credit.
The first grade cannot be kept for a repeated course. BYU—Idaho accepts the most recent grade for the course, not the highest grade.
Submit official university, college, institute, and military transcripts to:
Brigham Young University—Idaho
Kimball Building 120-1615
Rexburg, ID 83460
BYU—Idaho considers evaluation of courses only with an official college or university transcript. Official transcripts are transcripts mailed in a sealed envelope from the institution or through a secured electronic transmission. BYU—Idaho will not evaluate transcripts submitted via fax or any other method deemed unsecure by the University.
Depending on the volume of transcripts being processed at the time, your transcript should be processed 2-4 weeks from the time it is received at BYU—Idaho or from the time you accept your track assignment, whichever comes last.
Be sure the degree is posted on the most recently sent transcript. Some colleges and universities take up to 3 months from the end of the semester to post degrees. Schools do not automatically send updated transcripts when the degree is posted; the student must request the transcript to be sent from that school. An Applied Associate Degree will NOT fulfill Foundations requirements. Transfer Associate Degrees that do not include a broad liberal arts curriculum may be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.
An Associate Degree can be used to fulfill Foundations requirements but is not necessary to transfer.
- How do I begin the process for admission?
- How do I transfer my credits to BYU—Idaho?
- Why didn't my credits transfer?
- Once BYU—Idaho receives my transcript, how soon will it be evaluated?
- Why didn't my religion credit transfer?
- Why didn't I receive credit for my AP exam?
- Are Foundations requirements complete if I transfer an Associate Degree?
- How do I know what courses to sign up for after my credits transfer?
- Can I keep the first grade of a repeated course?
- Can I replace the grade of a course from another school at BYU—Idaho?
- Can I replace the grade of a BYU—Idaho course with a transfer course from another school?
- Do I need to have an Associate Degree to transfer to BYU—Idaho?
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