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Transfer Evaluation FAQs

Answers about how transcripts, test scores, and credits are evaluated at BYU-Idaho.

BYU-Idaho does not offer pre-evaluation of transfer credit. We encourage you to utilize the Course Transfer Tool in order to know how your credit may transfer and what courses it may fulfill.
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
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.
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 industry analysis, microeconomic principles, and the 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.
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.
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.
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
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 "Degree Audit" quick link in the top bar (you may need to select "See All").
• 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.”

The degree audit lists all requirements for a degree. Transfer courses are indicated by a "*T". Any questions about where transfer courses are showing in the degree audit can be directed to advising@byui.edu.
Transcripts are prioritized based on the day you ACCEPT your offer of admission to BYU-Idaho.

Once you accept your offer of admission, you can expect a 2-4 week processing time.
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.
Pathway will automatically send your first and/or second semester transcripts to BYU-Idaho pending the date of admittance to BYU-Idaho. Once you have completed your third pathway semester, Pathway will automatically send your updated third semester to BYU-Idaho upon official Pathway grades posting. Email support@byupathway.org with any questions.
Any questions regarding ALEKS Placement Exams can be found on the Placement Exam page.
The Admissions Office works with students regarding SAT and ACT scores.

Email: admissions@byui.edu
Phone: (208) 496-1300
Office: Kimball 120
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).
BYU-Idaho accepts CES Institute courses that have earned 2.0 credit hours and have been marked as taken for CES 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.
The following courses indicate 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.