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Second Bachelor’s Degree

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If you have earned a baccalaureate degree, either at Boise State or elsewhere, you must complete at least 30 additional credits at Boise State for each additional degree you wish to earn. You must also meet the course requirements in your major as well as those of the university. In order to determine what courses you need to complete, take a copy of your college transcript(s) to the department chair of your major for review. The credits taken toward your previous baccalaureate degree are not transferred to Boise State or posted to your official Boise State transcript. However, you may need to use some of those courses as prerequisites for courses required in your second degree.

Admission Standards for Second Bachelor’s Degree Students

Admission to Boise State University for students seeking a second bachelor’s degree will be based on their cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 and good academic standing at the last institution attended.

Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree from a non-regionally accredited college/university will be assessed for admission as a transfer or first-time student.

If you have questions about this process, call the Admissions Office at (208) 426-1156, or toll-free nationwide at 1-800-824-7017.

Required materials for undergraduate admission

To be considered for admission, you must provide by the deadline the following materials:

  • Undergraduate Application for Admission.
  • Application Fee or approved App Fee Waiver
  • Official transcript from the regionally accredited college or university that granted your degree. If your degree is from Boise State University then you do not need to submit a transcript. Transcripts from additional colleges or universities where you have earned credit are not required to apply for admission, but may be required by your department for academic advising and for proof of courses taken. You can learn more about official transcripts here.

If you have questions about this process, call the Admissions Office at (208) 426-1156, or toll-free nationwide at 1-800-824-7017.