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Transfer Students

Transfer Students entering Boise State University under the 2012-2013 Catalog

This information pertains to students who are transferring to Boise State University from another institution. New transfer students are required to meet with an advisor.  Unsure who your advisor is?  Find information on the Advising and Academic Enhancement page.

UF Placement for Transfer Students: Core Certified

If you have transferred courses from a regionally accredited college/university to Boise State, the Registrar’s Office will indicate whether your courses satisfy the requirements to meet the Idaho State Board minimum requirements for Core certification. Students who are core certified or have an earned associate’s degree (AA/AS) will NOT* be required to take any UF courses unless otherwise indicated by their specific academic programs.

Core Certified is noted on the unofficial transcript and the Academic Advisement Report as ZGUXFER 100XF GENERAL UNIVERSITY CORE MET.

*NOTE: Students who core certified or have an AA/AS and who are graduating Spring 2016 are still required to take UF 300. 

UF Placement for Transfer Students: NOT Core Certified

If you have transferred courses from a regionally accredited college/university to Boise State, the Registrar’s Office will indicate whether your courses satisfy the requirements to meet the Idaho State Board minimum requirements for Core certification. Students who are NOT core certified or have NOT earned an associate’s degree will be required to take UF courses.

Students who have transferred 26+ academic credit hours from another college or university and who have transferred in at least three courses that were equated as Disciplinary Lens courses with a C- or higher  may qualify for direct placement into UF 200. Of those three courses, two can be DLNs, as long as they are from two different fields and at least one has a lab; two can be DLSs as long as they are from two different fields; and only one course can be used from each of the DLV, DLL, and DLM categories. For proper placement, submit the “UF200 Course Placement for Transfer Students” form to the Foundational Studies Program office.

If you have concerns about transfer credits and equivalencies or UF course placement, the Foundational Studies Program can provide information about course options.

Please plan accordingly to ensure appropriate time for review. All placement and transfer credit issues must be received in the Foundational Studies Program office at least ten business days prior to the start of the upcoming fall semester, or the end of the fall semester finals week for the upcoming spring semester.  Please refer to Boise State academic calendar for these dates.