Frequently Asked Questions

Can I know how my classes will transfer before sending my transcripts?

Due to limited resources, Transfer Evaluation is unable to pre-evaluate transcripts at this time. Students are encouraged to review our Course Transfer Tool to gain an idea of how their courses will transfer to BYU-Idaho.

The Course Transfer Tool is subject to change and is not a guarantee of how courses will transfer. This is merely a tool for students to gain a general idea of how their credits will be recognized at BYU-Idaho.

Course Transfer Tool

Students can also visit the main Transfer Evaluation page and click on the “Transfer Equivalency Page” link.

Through the Course Transfer Tool, students will be able to look up their college or university by selecting their state and school.

How do I send in my transcripts for evaluation?

Official transcripts must be submitted to the following physical address if sending through standard mail (these transcripts must arrive in a sealed envelope directly from the college or university):

BYU–Idaho Admissions Office

Kimball Building 120-1615

Rexburg, Idaho 83460-1615

If the college or university has the capability to send transcripts electronically through a secure third party, transcripts can be sent to the following email address:

transcriptsubmit@byui.edu

Typical processing time is 2-4 weeks from the time the transcript is received or the date that the student accepts their offer for admission to BYU–Idaho (whichever comes later).

How will my Associate or Bachelor degree transfer?

BYU-Idaho will accept associate and bachelor degrees from other universities. If your incoming transfer courses cover 4 or more of the BYU-Idaho Foundation or General Education requirements, Transfer Evaluation will waive the remaining requirements. Applied Associate degrees do not count toward waiving additional Foundation or General Education requirements.

What is the process for transferring an international transcript?

In order to transfer international credits, students need to send their transcripts through IERF.org. IERF will then equate the international credits to the US system.

Once that is taken care of, Transfer Evaluation asks that students send course descriptions of the courses they would like to transfer to BYU-Idaho. This is different from colleges and universities in the United States. International students may choose which courses are reviewed for transfer credit.

If the course descriptions are not already in English, they will need to be translated by a third party. (e.g. teacher, missionary, translator, friend, etc.). These need to be descriptive of the curriculum taught throughout the course. We ask that they are 3-5 sentences in length and that the entire document is no longer than 10 pages.

An example of an acceptable course description would be:

TITLE: MONEY, THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM, AND THE ECONOMY
Description: Applications of insdustry analysis and microeconomic principles and macroeconomic environment that influences individuals and financial intermediaries that transact in money and credit markets.

Course descriptions need to be emailed to transfer@byui.edu.

Typical processing time is 2-4 weeks from the time the transcript and course descriptions are received or the date that the student accepts their offer for admission to BYU–Idaho (whichever comes later).

Please be aware of the following restrictions on international transcripts:

  • Courses with failing grades will not be accepted.
  • Courses without an equivalent BYU–Idaho course will not be transferred to the University for credit consideration (even as elective credits).
  • English courses taken in a country where English is not the primary language will not be accepted for meeting English requirements at BYU–Idaho.
  • Degrees earned at international institutions are not eligible for transfer.
  • Courses older than 10 years will only be considered for General Education or Foundation credit.

How do I transfer in Advanced Placement (AP) courses?

Students need to request that their AP course transcript be sent to BYUI from the College Board. Transfer Evaluation does not accept AP courses from other university or college transcripts. They must be from the College Board.

Students can request their AP scores from the College Board website.

We encourage students to review our AP Credit Chart to determine how AP courses will be accepted and transferred to BYU-Idaho.

How do I transfer in CLEP test scores?

Students need to request that their CLEP Test Scores be sent to BYUI from the College Board. Transfer Evaluation does not accept CLEP test results from other university or college transcripts. They must be from the College Board.

Students can request their CLEP scores from the College Board website.

We encourage students to review our CLEP Credit Chart to determine how their scores will be accepted and transferred to BYU-Idaho.

How do I transfer in Military Credits?

BYU-Idaho only accepts Basic Training military credits. Official transcripts must be submitted to the following physical address if sending through standard mail (these transcripts must arrive in a sealed envelope directly from the college or university):

BYU–Idaho Admissions Office

Kimball Building 120-1615

Rexburg, Idaho 83460-1615

If the college or university has the capability to send transcripts electronically through a secure third party, transcripts can be sent to the following email address:

transcriptsubmit@byui.edu

Typical processing time is 2-4 weeks from the time the transcript is received or the date that the student accepts their offer for admission to BYU–Idaho (whichever comes later).

Where can I see my transferred courses?

Students can see how their classes transferred to BYU-Idaho by accessing their degree audit or unofficial transcript. To access the degree audit, students should:

  • Log into their mybyui account
  • Select the student tab
  • Select “Degree Information”
  • Select “View All Details” at the bottom of the degree audit box
  • Scroll to the very bottom of the page and select “PDF Degree Audit”

This will pull up the degree audit. This lists all of the requirements for the student’s degree. Any courses with a *T to the left are transfer courses. This will show students where those transfer courses are going in.

Can my transcripts be prioritized?

Transcripts cannot be prioritized. All transcripts are processed based on the date the transcripts were received and the date the student accepted their track assignment. Prioritizing certain students would be unfair to others who have a higher priority date. Typical processing time is 2-4 weeks from the time the transcript is received or the date that the student accepts their offer for admission to BYU–Idaho (whichever comes later).

Are my transcripts still valid if they were taken more than 10 years ago?

The policy regarding courses over 10 years old is that for the most part, BYU-Idaho will accept those courses with some restrictions.

  • If we have transferred the course before and have saved an equivalency for it, we will transfer it as that equivalency. You can check for this on our Course Transfer Tool. (You can ignore the “years” column on this tool.)
  • If we haven’t transferred the course before, but we are able to find a course description for the same course that is less than 10 years old, we can make a direct equivalency for it.
  • If we are unable to find descriptions of the content of the course in our catalog database that are less than 10 years old, we can only use the course as an elective credit. The exception to this rule is that if a class can satisfy a Foundations or General Education requirement, we are able to use it as such.

How do I transfer in my Pathway credits?

Students who cannot see their pathway courses on the BYU-Idaho degree audit are encouraged to email the following information to transfer@byui.edu:

  • Full Name
  • BYU-Idaho I-number
  • Pathway ID number

Who should I contact regarding my ALEKS scores?

The Registration Office works with students regarding the ALEKS scores.

Registration Contact Information

Email: registration@byui.edu

Phone: (208) 496 -1025

Office: Kimball 190

Who should I contact regarding my SAT / ACT scores?

The Admissions Office works with students regarding SAT and ACT scores.

Admissions Contact Information

Email: admissions@byui.edu

Phone: (208) 496-1300

Office: Kimball 120

Will BYU-Idaho accept high school courses for college credit?

BYU-Idaho will accept high school credit if it is part of a dual/concurrent enrollment program. These courses need to be submitted to BYU-Idaho through the College or University the course was taken with. Transfer Evaluation will not accept these credits from a high school transcript.

Official transcripts must be submitted to the following physical address if sending through standard mail (these transcripts must arrive in a sealed envelope directly from the college or university):

BYU–Idaho Admissions Office

Kimball Building 120-1615

Rexburg, Idaho 83460-1615

If the college or university has the capability to send transcripts electronically through a secure third party, transcripts can be sent to the following email address:

transcriptsubmit@byui.edu

Typical processing time is 2-4 weeks from the time the transcript is received or the date that the student accepts their offer for admission to BYU–Idaho (whichever comes later).

How do I transfer my Institute courses?

BYU-Idaho accepts CES Institute courses that have earned 2.0 credit hours and have been marked as taken for BYU credit. Transcripts need to be official, signed, and submitted through the institute director, secretary, or instructor (these must come from their ldschurch.org email account). Institute transcripts should be emailed to the Transfer Evaluation office at transfer@byui.edu

Typical processing time is 2-4 weeks from the time the transcript is received or the date that the student accepts their offer for admission to BYU–Idaho (whichever comes later).

Some of my courses were not accepted for credit at BYU-Idaho.

The following courses indicates what is  currently not accepted at BYU-Idaho:

Against Mission & Values

Human Sexuality

Astrology

Wine & Spirits

Witchcraft

Disciplines NOT Offered

Aviation Gender Studies (i.e. Women’s Studies)

Equestrian (Horse Riding)

Cosmetology

Aeronautics (can accept if Engineering based)

Dental

Firefighting (can accept if equivalent to BYU-Idaho courses)

Criminal Justice (can accept if Sociology based)

ESL/EIL (English as a Second/International Language)

ASL (American Sign Language)

Tourism/Travel EMT (Emergency Medical Technician)

Law Course/Paralegal (Business Law is accepted)

Plumbing

Retail/Customer Service

Real Estate

Hotel Management/Hospitality

Driver’s Education

Internships

BYU-Idaho will accept internship courses as ELECTIVES only.

This is not a complete list of courses not accepted by BYU-Idaho. Courses that do not match disciplines offered at BYU-Idaho will not be transferred in, even as elective credit.