International Transfer Credit

International transcripts are submitted to BYU–Idaho as part of the application process. Prospective BYU–Idaho students are advised to refer to the admission requirements for international students.

In order for international credits to be evaluated, students must first do the following:

  1. Accept their admission to BYU–Idaho.
  2. Provide a transcript and course description of classes completed.
  3. All transcripts and course descriptions must be in English. Translated versions will only be accepted when one of the following conditions are met:
    • The sending university provides an English translation.
    • The transcripts are translated by a qualified, independent third-party (not family) translator.
    • A private credential evaluation company is used.
  4. The student’s institution is recognized by its country’s governing board as an accredited institution, and it is similar in nature to a college or university in the United States. Institutions primarily focused on vocational and technical training are generally not transferable.
Once conditions are met, transcript evaluators in the Student Records and Registration Office will evaluate courses for equivalencies at BYU–Idaho. Classes with failing grades will not be accepted. Courses without an equivalent BYU–Idaho course will not be transferred to the University for credit consideration. English classes taken outside of a United States university will not be accepted for meeting English requirements at BYU–Idaho.

Official transcripts should be sent from previously attended colleges and universities by the application deadline to the Admissions Office.