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Idaho State University

Make Tracks

Satisfied with your GPA and major choice? Which TRACK are you on?

Check ISU Email regularly to access information that keeps you On-Track to graduation.

Make Tracks Checklist - your guide to Finish in Four.

Stay on Track

Take advantage of information and activities that enhance your college experience.

Meet with an Advisor

The best way to stay on track to graduation is to meet with your advisor. Schedule a one-on-one appointment, in-person or over the phone, to discuss individual concerns, questions, and find help with:

  • Development of an educational plan (MAP) that can be revisited and adjusted as necessary
  • Evaluation of academic and personal goals
  • Discussion of preferences, options, and any confusing issues that arise
  • Strategies for maintaining a healthy GPA
  • Reviewing any academic problems, identifying causes, resolutions, and avoidance strategies

To graduate in four years, students must take at least 15 credits each fall and spring semester or 30 credit hours each academic year. Review the credit hours needed to graduate and then work with your major advisor to create a MAP with the necessary courses needed each semester until graduation.

Choose Your Track

Are you still deciding which major to pursue or considering changing majors?

Research Major and Degree Requirements

Students deciding their major should research majors and associated Careers. It helps to connect with resources that identify personal strengths and interests.

Declare a Major by your sophomore year and Stay on Track to graduation.

Students use Degree Works (degree audit tool) to review curriculum requirements for a chosen major. The catalog year of acceptance to ISU is the default.

Graduation degree requirements are determined by the academic undergraduate catalog year identified by the major advisor when a student officially declares their major and is accepted into a program. This happens during the Curriculum Change Request (CCR) process.

Get Back on Track

Academic Standing - students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better to remain in good academic standing and graduate from ISU. Be Aware - majors in several academic departments have a higher minimum GPA requirement.

Do you need help to improve your Academic Standing?

Get BACK ON TRACK with help from CAA Academic Advisors. They can help you:

Students receiving notification of academic warning or probation should immediately review the academic probation guidelines and complete the Online Probation Workshop. Then meet with an advisor to complete the advising requirement:

  • Freshman, sophomores, and students who have not declared a major should contact Central Academic Advising.
  • Students with declared majors should contact their departmental advisor.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

When receiving Federal Financial Aid, regulations require that students maintain a 2.0 GPA and satisfactorily complete, with a passing grade, 67% of all courses attempted. Students must become familiar with ISU's Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policies in order to make informed decisions.