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Graduate Admission FAQ


 Application Questions


How can I make changes to my application once it is submitted?

You are unable to make changes once you have submitted your application. The only items you will have access to update are those related to your application materials for the program. These include things like a resume or statement of purpose.

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.

What if I want to apply to a different program than what I submitted my application for?

Because of differing program requirements, a new application will be required if changing departments. If changing from MA to MS or vice versa, within the same department contact Graduate Admissions and we will make the change.

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.

How do I change my start term?

Contact the Graduate College at 208-426-3903 or gradcoll@boisestate.edu

I have received notification that my application has been sent to the department for review, but I have not yet completed my program requirements

Once you have completed all of the necessary requirements for admission into the Graduate College (application fee, transcripts) your application is considered complete with the Graduate Admissions office and will be forwarded on to the department for review. You may still have additional materials to submit to your program.

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:

Mail

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

Electronic Transcripts

Official transcripts may be submitted as a secure PDF through an approved transcript services provider to gradcoll@boisestate.edu.

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)

Fax

An institution may fax your transcript to 208-426-2789. To be considered official, a faxed transcript must:

  1. Be sent directly to the Graduate College from the institution
  2. Be considered an official transcript. It cannot be stamped as Unofficial or Student Copy
  3. Have a fax header line showing the institution name, fax number, date and time of transmission, and the number of pages.
  4. 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

Do I need to request transcripts if I have graduate from Boise State?

Boise State students will not need to submit Boise State transcripts or any additional transcripts from other institutions unless you have attended the other colleges or universities after you received your degree.

How do I know if you have received my transcripts and/or test scores?

When Graduate Admissions receives and processes your application a “To Do” checklist will be created for you in your myBoiseState student center. Here Graduate Admissions will list transcripts and test scores which are needed for you to complete your application.


Registration Questions


How do I receive my username, Student ID Number, and Email address?

Once the Graduate College has processed your application you will be sent an e-mail notifying you that we have received your application. This e-mail will also contain your username, student ID number, and Boise State e-mail address.

How do I receive my appointment to register?

Appointment times are computer generated and you will be notified in your myBoiseState student center of your appointment time.

How do I see what classes are available?

Students can search for classes on their myBoiseState Student Center. Search for Classes help documentation is available on myBoiseState Help. The Schedule of Classes is available to browse without logging in to myBoiseState.

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 is Residency Status determined and who can I contact with questions?

When you apply to Boise State University, the Admissions Office determines your status as a resident or nonresident for tuition purposes. For questions about your residency status, please contact the Registrar’s Office at (208) 426-4249. More information can also be found at: registrar.boisestate.edu/general-information-and-policies/Idaho-residency/

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.


Questions?

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: gradcoll@boisestate.edu.