Graduate Admission FAQ
How do I access my application if I have forgotten my password?
It is important to remember your username and password when creating your account in the application system as Graduate Admissions has no way of retrieving student account information. You may reset your password by selecting the “I forgot my password” link provided on the login screen.
How do I change my recommendation providers?
You may add, edit, and remove a recommendation provider inside your application. You may do this by clicking on the left hand navigation link titled “Recommendations” and following the directions provided.
Where do I send my transcripts?
Official transcripts should be requested from each educational institution (excluding Boise State) you have attended beyond high school. Transcripts may be submitted in the following ways:
Institutions may send official transcripts to:
Graduate Admission and Degree Services
Room 307, Riverfront Hall
Boise State University
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725-1110
Official transcripts may be submitted as a secure PDF through an approved transcript services provider to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Approved Transcript Services:
- Credentials eScript-Safe (formerly known as Script-Safe International)
- Credential Solutions TranscriptsNetwork and Transcripts Plus
- National Student Clearinghouse
- Parchment Exchange (formerly known as Docufide and Avow Systems)
An institution may fax your transcript to 208-426-2789. To be considered official, a faxed transcript must:
- Be sent directly to the Graduate College from the institution
- Be considered an official transcript. It cannot be stamped as Unofficial or Student Copy
- Have a fax header line showing the institution name, fax number, date and time of transmission, and the number of pages.
- Be accompanied by a cover sheet that shows All of the following:
- Current Date
- Name of the institution sending the fax
- Sender’s name, fax number and phone number
- Your name
- Your Boise State Student ID number or the last four digits of your social security number
- Description of the document being faxed (Official Transcirpt)
- Number of Pages
How do I register for classes?
Before the semester begins, you may add classes to your schedule on myBoiseState, if there is space available in the class. If a class is full, you may place yourself on a waitlist to enroll in the class if a seat becomes available (if the course has a waitlist option). You may continue to add classes after the first day of classroom instruction, up until the deadline appropriate to the session. For help registering for classes inside your myBoiseState student center please visit: http://oit.boisestate.edu/myboisestate/students/register-classes/
Post Admission Questions
Choice of Graduate Catalog
A student enrolled in a graduate degree or certificate program may choose to meet the requirements for that program as defined in any annual edition of the Boise State University Graduate Catalog in effect after the student is admitted to the program by the Graduate College. The catalog may not be more than six years old.
How do I change my name?
Take your completed Student Information Update form and proof of change noted on the form to the Registrar’s Office Administration Building, Room 110. If you are a current of former Boise State employee (classified, exempt, student) you must go to Human Resources to make name changes.
How many credits can I take as a non-degree seeking student and later apply to a graduate program?
If a student completes courses while in graduate non-degree seeking status, and later applies and is admitted to a graduate program, the responsible academic unit may recommend to the Graduate College that some of the courses completed in graduate non-degree seeking status be applied to the credit requirements of the program. The academic unit may define a maximum number of applicable credits, but the maximum cannon exceed one third of the total credit requirement. All final decisions on the applicability of non-degree credits rest with the Dean of the Graduate College.
Please contact the Graduate College 208-426-3903 or toll-free at 1-800-824-7017. You may also email us at the following email address: email@example.com.