PEAK for Transfer Students

The College of Idaho accepts up to 70 transfer credits from accredited community colleges and up to 90 transfer credits from accredited four-year colleges and universities. Please see the Transfer Credit policy for specific course and grade acceptance.

There is often a challenge, however, in transforming the credits transferred to the College into a coherent liberal arts course of study on the PEAK model. As far as possible, students, in concert with their advisors, are expected to shape their course of study according to the expectations of the PEAK curriculum.

 50+ Completed Credits: 1 Major, PFE Minor, Transfer Core

 Cover one Academic PEAK with Major
 Complete Professional Foundations and Enhancements Minor
 Complete Transfer Core

 29-49 Completed Credits: 1 Major, 2 Minors, Transfer Core

 Cover two Academic PEAKs with Major and Minor
 Complete Professional Foundations and Enhancements Minor
 Complete Transfer Core

 0-28 Completed Credits: 1 Major and 3 Minors

 HFA Major or Minor
 NSM Major or Minor
 PFE Minor
 SSH Major or Minor

Alternative credits (AP, IB, and concurrent/dual-enrollment credits) are not considered transfer credits. Although these types of credits may allow a student to enroll in the College with advanced standing, they do not count toward the 28 transfer credits that would allow a student to complete less than the full PEAK curriculum.

Transfer Core

Students transferring to The College of Idaho with more that 28 transferable credits are required to complete the transfer core. The requirements of the transfer core are listed below.

 Transfer Core

Science 7 credits Must include one laboratory course; may include math and computer science.
Social Science 6 credits Excludes civilization classes.
Fine Arts and Humanities 6 credits Must include one fine arts course and one humanities course; excludes introductory-level composition classes.