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Greetings! Welcome to the Boise State University transfer student blog! I am here to help you navigate the admission process and make your transition to BSU as smooth as possible. Every week I will post a new transfer admission topic for discussion. Please comment and ask questions (this is a blog after all!).

Thursday, May 1, 2008

What is a transfer student?

This is a no-brainer, right? Wrong!

At Boise State, a transfer student is defined in two different ways. The first, and probably the way that you are thinking, is a student who moves from one college or university to another. In certain circles (even at Boise State!), this is the definition of a transfer student. However, if you want to gain admission based solely on your college coursework, there is another definition that is MUCH more important!

To be considered for admission based on the grades that you have earned in college, you need to have completed 14 transferrable semester credits. Now you may be asking yourself: What is a transferrable credit? A transferrable credit is any college-level (generally numbered 100 or higher), academic (not technical) credit earned from a regionally accredited college or university.

If you do not meet this definiton of a transfer student, then you will need to submit your high school transcript (or GED) and, if you are under 21 years old, your standardized test scores (ACT and/or SAT) to be considered for admission to Boise State.

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