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All applicants that have attended international schools will need to arrange for their academic documents to be evaluated by a third party evaluator.

Accepted Academic Evaluators 

We accept evaluations done by either International Education Research Foundation (IERF) or Span Tran. Note that BYU-Idaho uses these services in a joint agreement with BYU, BYU-Hawaii, and LDS Business College. Therefore, many of the references on these organizations' websites will refer to BYU and not specifically to BYU-Idaho, even though BYU-Idaho is included in the evaluation service agreement.


CES schools' preferred agency is the International Education Research Foundation (IERF) select the "Detail Report" option.


SpanTran  ( has a website for all CES schools.  Follow the instructions to apply for a course analysis of your non-U.S. transcripts.

Choosing alternate evaluations may result in additional fees and a delay in the assessment. We suggest that you arrange for your academic documents to be submitted to IERF or SpanTran 4-6 weeks before our admission application deadline in order to allow enough time for the company to submit the evaluation to CES. 

If you have completed less than 24 college semester credit hours, please have your high school (secondary education) records, as well as any college work completed outside the United States, submitted for evaluation; if you have 24 college semester credit hours or more completed outside the United States, you will only need to submit your college work for evaluation. 

Note: Applicants educated outside the United States are not required to submit ACT or SAT scores, though submission of scores is highly recommended. (Students educated in international schools with regional US accreditation should still submit ACT or SAT scores.)

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