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 of classes completed. Transcripts must be evaluated by an international credential evaluation agency at the applicant's expense. More information about requirements for international transcripts can be found on the  admissions website.
  3. Provide course descriptions of courses that the student wants to transfer in English. Translated course descriptions will only be accepted when one of the following conditions are met:
    • The sending university provides an English translation.
    • The transcripts are translated by an independent third-party (not family) translator.
  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. 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.
  • 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 Foundations credit.

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