Look beyond your degree at College of Western Idaho (CWI) and plan for continuing your education by working closely with your CWI advisor and with representatives of your intended transfer school. You may find significant tuition savings by completing an associate degree with us, then transferring to a four-year college or university to complete your bachelor’s degree. Generally, a maximum total of 70 lower-division credits will normally be accepted for transfer from accredited Idaho community colleges to Idaho four-year institutions.
While attending CWI, it’s never too early to start planning ahead for your transition to a four-year college or university. CWI has partnered with a number of institutions in Idaho to provide direct access to transfer assistance and customized benefits for CWI students. Below you will find descriptions and links to more information about transferring from CWI to one of these partner institutions.
Bengal Bound, a partnership between Idaho State University (ISU) and College of Western Idaho (CWI), will allow an easy and efficient transfer process from CWI to ISU. Students who graduate from CWI with an Associate of Art (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree will be guaranteed admission to ISU while having the opportunity to enjoy the additional benefits listed below. Request more information about ISU and view our Transfer Admission Requirements.
Guaranteed admission with successful completion of a CWI Associate of Science (AS) or Associate of Art (AA) degree and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
ISU and CWI-coordinated academic advising
Dedicated ISU transfer admission advisor for Bengal Bound students transferring from CWI
A seamless transfer -- all CWI college-level academic credits will transfer to ISU
Application fee waiver for all Bengal Bound students
BroncoConnect is a joint program between the College of Western Idaho (CWI) and Boise State University which allows a smooth and efficient transfer process from CWI to Boise State upon completion of an Associate of Art (AA), Associate of Science (AS), or Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.
Guaranteed admission to Boise State, upon successful completion of a College of Western Idaho AA, AS, or AAS degree (Limited and selective access programs may require additional admissions requirements/processes.)
Priority registration for your first semester at Boise State.
The choice of any edition of the Boise State catalog, provided that the catalog was published and was in force while you were enrolled at Boise State and/or CWI, and provided that the catalog is no older than six (6) academic years at the time of your graduation from Boise State University.
Coordinated academic advising between Boise State and CWI.
Lewis-Clark State College (LC) has many options to help with the transfer of Associate Degrees from CWI. LC offers: personal advising through LC Express for Associates of Arts or Science students, online degree options for those place-bound, unique degrees that allow for flexibility and creativity to meet specific goals, bachelor options for those that want to transfer with an Associates of Applied Science, possible credit for work experience and specific scholarships for CWI students. Being Idaho’s most affordable public four year school and with a generous transfer policy, LC has options for most CWI students. Request more information or learn about LCSC’s generous Transfer Policy.
LC Express -helps with planning at CWI and allows for an efficient transfer to LCSC
Online Options –various degrees and over 100 different class options available
VandaLink is a joint program between CWI and the University of Idaho (UI) which allows a smooth and efficient transfer process from CWI to the UI upon completion of an AA or AS degree. For complete details visit www.uidaho.edu/transfer/vandalink.
Guaranteed admission with successful completion of an AS or AA degree from CWI.
Application fee of $60 waived for all VandaLink students.
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Exclusive scholarship opportunities for VandaLink students.
To meet with a staff advisor about planning your transition to a four-year university, please stop by any One Stop Student Services center or call 208.562.3000.
Lower Division Transfer, also known as General Education, students are earning an Associate of Art (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree. These degrees are designed to prepare students for further study at a four-year college or university.
Students transferring from CWI should consult the catalog of the transferring institution to see which courses will be required to fulfill their general-education core requirements and department (major) requirements.
CWI has many transferable AA or AS degrees available to tailor general education requirements in the area of a student’s interest. Students who plan to transfer in a subject area not represented in the specific transfer degrees should use the Liberal Arts AA as their CWI program of study. This AA has the most flexibility. Together with an advisor, students can develop a plan to earn a CWI Liberal Arts degree while meeting the lower division requirements required for the bachelor's degree they ultimately desire.