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Requirements for Provisional Students

Students are generally admitted to Boise State University under Provisional admission status when they do not complete the Idaho College Admission Core classes that are outlined by the Idaho State Board of Education.

If you are admitted to Boise State University with Provisional status, you are required to complete 14 credits of specific course work within three semesters. The 14 credits must include one English composition course (English 101 or 102), UF 100 Intellectual Foundations, and 2 courses representing 2 different Disciplinary Lens (DL) Courses – DLL, DLM, DLN, DLS, DLV.  You must earn a grade of “C-” or better in each of these classes.

A complete list of Disciplinary Lens courses can be found in the Online Course Catalog or on the Provisional section of your Academic Advisement Report (AAR) once you are a student. Detailed instructions on how to run the AAR can be found in the Help Documentation for My.BoiseState. We strongly encourage you to contact Advising and Academic Support Center at (208) 426-4049 to discuss how you will meet these requirements.

Former students using a 2011 or earlier catalog for graduation requirements need to fulfill the former Provisional requirements. You are required to complete 14 credits of specific course work within three semesters. The 14 credits must include one English composition course (English 101 or 102) and 3 courses representing each of the different Core areas of instruction (Area I, Area II and Area III). You must earn a grade of “C-” or better in each of these classes. To learn how current Disciplinary Lens (DL) Courses – DLL, DLM, DLN, DLS, DLV – equate to the previous Core Areas please refer to the equivalencies at registrar.boisestate.edu/undergraduate/course-catalog and clicking on the last tab “Core and Diversity”.

Students who do not complete the requirements by the end of their third semester will be changed to non-degree seeking status. Non-degree seeking students are limited to a maximum of seven credits or two classes each semester, and they are not eligible for financial aid. Students who are switched to non-degree seeking status will not be able to return as a degree-seeking student until they complete the Provisional requirements.