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All graduate school international applicants must satisfy the following criteria to be considered for graduate admission to the University of Idaho: 
Have earned a bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by a recognized accrediting body, a ministry of education, or an official quality assurance organization. The bachelor's degree should be equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree consisting of four years of study (120 semester credit hours or 180 quarter hours).

An official academic record from all post-secondary education institutions attended is required. This may take some time so start this early in your application process.

Graduate Admissions at University of Idaho uses a variety of sources to determine equivalencies. It is important to note that the list of equivalencies below is not complete, but rather represents the most common credentials we receive from each country.

Transferring Internationally earned credits requires a course-by-course professional credential evaluation.

Equivalent Degree(s)

  1. Bakalavri Kochum (4 year program)

  2. Diploma of Higher Education (5 year program)

Note: equivalents are subject to change without notice.

What to Submit

  • Clear, legible copies of all graduation certificates or diplomas, issued in English, attested by the awarding institution (e.g. Bakalavi Diplom, Magistrosi Diplom,Diplom Specialista, Kandidat Nauk, Doktor Nauk)
  • Vypiska/ prilozhenie k diplomu/ arkhivnaya spravka/ appendix to diploma (academic transcripts) issued by the institutions attended, indicating all courses taken and grades earned.


How to Submit

To be submitted directly from the Registrar of the institution attended.

For incomplete programs have all documents verified by apostille through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For information, visit the apostille procedure page.


If the awarding institution does not provide mailing options to the US, provide the Transcript Request and Release Authorization Form to your institution. Request the institution to fill out the form and place the form with your documents in an official envelope sealed by the appropriate office and give the sealed envelope to you. You can then mail this to the Graduate Admissions Office. Do not open the envelope or break the official seal.

Credentials are acceptable only when they are issued by, and received from, authorized personnel. Credentials attested by persons outside the authorized office, such as individual professors or external notary publics, will not be accepted.

Precise, word-for-word, English translations are required for all foreign language documents.

University of Idaho recommends, and reserves the right to require, a professional credential evaluation by an outside, independent party. Reminder, transferring Internationally earned credits requires a course-by-course professional credential evaluation.

Office of Graduate Admissions

Physical Address:

820 Idaho Avenue
Morrill Hall, Room 205
Moscow, ID 83843

Mailing Address:

University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3019
Moscow, ID 83844-3019