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Take College Classes Online at Your Own Pace

Whether you're a working professional seeking to advance your career, a busy parent juggling multiple responsibilities or a student looking for a flexible way to earn college credits, Independent Study in Idaho (ISI) accommodates the diverse needs of all learners.

We understand the importance of flexibility in higher education. That's why the online ISI program enables you to take up to a year to complete a course, providing ample time to master the material. Under the guidance of experienced instructors, you have the freedom to explore coursework from any location on your own timeline. These opportunities empower you to stay on track to achieve your academic goals and graduate on time.

  • Idaho residency is not required 
  • Admission to cooperating institutions is not required 
  • Same in-state and out-of-state registration fees 
  • Courses sponsored by four regionally accredited institutions
  • Leverage ISI courses to finish your degree earlier and save on course fees. See an example here.


Open Enrollment. Register Anytime. Start Anytime.

Flexibility is fundamental to the Independent Study in Idaho program. With open enrollment, you can register and start your course whenever you're ready. Designed for completion in one year or less, ISI courses cater to your schedule and commitments, allowing you to complete coursework at your own pace. The credits you earn upon completing ISI courses can be used toward earning your college degree and are also widely transferable to many colleges and universities.

ISI courses serve as a versatile tool, helping you complete your studies and prepare for a successful career. Whether you’re starting a college program ahead of schedule, ensuring timely graduation, resolving scheduling conflicts, meeting prerequisites or pursuing professional development and personal enrichment, ISI offers a tailored pathway to reach your goals.

Key program highlights include:

Get Started With ISI

Ready to begin your ISI journey? Find your student type and discover your next steps.

Prospective Students

Considering taking ISI courses? We're here to guide you through the process. Discover services and how to register.


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Current Students

Are you currently enrolled in an ISI program? Access support and ISI policies.

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High School Students

Find out how you can earn college credits in high school through ISI.

Take College Courses

Library Science Students

Explore specialized courses and opportunities for aspiring K-12 teacher librarians.

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Addictions Minor Students

Work towards becoming an Addictions Counselor in Idaho or Washington with ISI’s online addictions minor.

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Incarcerated Education Opportunities

Incarcerated individuals seeking educational opportunities can access college courses with ISI.

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Registration and Fees

Review registration steps, payment options, transcript requirements and more.

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Independent Study Courses

Find online courses in subjects like business, psychology and art.

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What is Independent Study in Idaho?

Established in 1973 by the Idaho State Board of Education, ISI operates as a cooperative among regionally accredited Idaho institutions, spearheaded by University of Idaho. Other participating members include Boise State University, Lewis-Clark State College and Idaho State University.

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Independent Study

Physical Address:
Blake House
1150 Blake Ave.
Rooms 205, 206 and 207
Moscow, ID 83844-3081

Mailing Address:

Independent Study in Idaho
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3081
Moscow, ID 83844-3081

Toll-free: 877-464-3246

Phone: 208-885-6641


Web: Instructor Gradebook Access