(Updated 04/01/20. This information is subject to change.)
We understand the transition to remote learning may be difficult. We want to provide you with as many services as we can to assist you with this transition. Please remember that we are all in this together and are here to help you complete the semester. Your success is important to us. We want to support you in any way we can. These are extraordinary times and we are working to ensure we are available to you as much as possible to keep us all safe and healthy.
For assistance with Canvas, please visit our Canvas Guides / Resouces page that has resources to help you get started: http://www.siskiyous.edu/distancelearning/canvasguides.htm
We also have a video to help you get started: http://www.siskiyous.edu/asc/.
If you are still in need of assistance, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1 (844) 592-2201 - 24/7 Canvas Support Hotline for Students
The library maybe physically closed, but library staff is still here to support you for the rest of the Spring 2020 semester. Go to the Library website for more information http://www.siskiyous.edu/library/
Tutoring is available, and our tutors are eager to help. While the on-campus ASC is closed, real-time Zoom tutoring with your favorite ASC tutors is available in the ASC Canvas shell. To learn how to access tutoring and other academic supports, visit the ASC website. www.siskiyous.edu/asc/
NetTutor is accessible only through Canvas in the course navigation menu. However, if students do not have courses in Canvas, they can access NetTutor through the ASC Canvas shell which is linked to www.siskiyous.edu/asc/.
Before you consider dropping any courses, consider the following options.
At the instructors discretion, incomplete academic work for emergency reasons at the end of the term may result in a student asking an instructor for an incomplete ("I") grade.
COS has extended the time you can petition for Pass/No Pass. Check with your Counselor or Advisor to make sure this will not impact you later on in your college career.
If, due to the circumstances of your course or due to COVID-19, you need to drop your course, please investigate the situations below. Before you make your decision, we want to make sure it is the right option for you.
Yes – many students are finding they can finish some courses but not all. Please work with your Counselor or Advisor to ensure there are no repercussions.
Any withdrawal that results in a change to a student’s enrollment status (i.e. full-time to half-time) may result in a reduced award or repayment. For more information on how changes in enrollment affect financial aid disbursements contact email@example.com
If you still have questions on how withdrawals may affect your financial aid, please contact Financial Aid at firstname.lastname@example.org
For any questions you may have regarding your VA Educational Benefits, go to the Department of Veterans Affair Website https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/. Information is changing daily. You may also contact your VA Counselor Marcy Demetro email@example.com or Certifying Official Hayley Pope firstname.lastname@example.org.
A grade of EW will be on your transcript. EW Stands for Extenuating Circumstance Withdrawal. This will not count against a student’s academic progress or GPA standing. EW also does not count in the three takes rule for repeats.
If you are an international student, the rules are different. To protect your student visa, you are expected to maintain a full course of study of 12 units. Please contact the ISP office at email@example.com to receive guidance on the consequences of withdrawing from a class.
If you withdraw from a course that is on your educational plan you should contact Counseling Services to ensure that you will still be on track. firstname.lastname@example.org
Make sure to check in with your high school counselor before dropping classes. A withdrawal may affect your high school graduation requirements.
It depends on the nursing program you are planning to attend. The policy for the nursing program at College of the Siskiyous is that a "W" does not count as an attempt for a nursing prerequisite course. The "EW" would be treated the same as a "W". Contact Counseling and Advising (Counselingservices@siskiyous.edu) for specifics.
In dropping you have two options:
Withdrawal – You can use mySiskiyous to withdraw from your course. This will put a W on your transcript and will calculate towards probation or dismissal status. This will also affect financial aid. Students can process this through April 17, 2020 for full semester length courses. Please check with your instructor for short-term class deadline dates.
Extenuating Circumstance Withdrawal (EW) - The EW can affect your financial aid the same way a W does; however, when you drop through the EW possible Financial Aid may send you a petition to not have it count in your SAP.