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Alternative Credit

Many students entering the College of Southern Idaho (CSI) bring a depth of knowledge in specific subjects which has been gained through life experiences or a variety of areas of study. Students who have been accepted and enroll as CSI students may convert this learning into alternative credit by filling out the Alternative Credit Request Form (PDF)

CSI provides students several opportunities to receive undergraduate credit on the basis of satisfactory standardized testing performance or challenging courses in one or more of the areas listed under the table of contents heading. For a full course list of Alternative Credit option see the most recent CSI 2023-24 Academic Catalog.

It is the student’s responsibility to submit their official alternative credit examination results to the CSI Registrar's Office in order to determine validity dates.