College of the Siskiyous

Steps for Enrollment

Eligibility

Any person who meets one of the following requirements is eligible to attend College of the Siskiyous:

  • Any person 18 years of age or older
  • Any high school graduate
  • Recipients of the California High School Proficiency or the G.E.D. test
  • High school students who have met all established special conditions set forth in the school board's policy, has written permission from the high school principal (or elementary, junior high school superintendent) and parent
  • Is an international student who has followed special admission procedures for international students and has paid the non-resident fee.



First-Time Student

Step 1: Apply to the College

Apply to be a student at College of the Siskiyous by filling out an application using OpenCCC Apply.

  • Within 24 hours you will receive email confirmation with your new Siskiyous student ID (also known as S number) and the mySiskiyous student portal login information.
  • If you do not receive this email please contact Admissions and Records.
    Email: registration@siskiyous.edu
    Phone: (530) 938-5500

Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid

Many people do not realize that they qualify for Financial Aid benefits, so we recommend that everyone apply. Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to get started.

The FAFSA helps determine whether students are eligible for Federal loans, grants or work-study programs.

What you will need:

  • A Federal Student Aid ID to sign electronically
  • Your Social Security Number
  • COS College school code: 001187
  • Your federal income tax returns, W-2s and other records of money earned

Note: The FAFSA asks about 100 questions and can take about 30 minutes to fill out. If you gather all of the documents you need ahead of time, it will be much easier and faster.

After you complete the FAFSA, allow 5-7 business days for the Financial Aid Office to process your application. Check the status of your application by logging into the mySiskiyous student portal and clicking on the Billing & Financial Aid tab.

If you have questions, please contact Financial Aid
Email: financialaid@siskiyous.edu
Phone: (530) 938-5209

Step 3: Send in Official Transcripts

COS uses a holistic approach in assessing a student's overall preparedness for courses such as math and English. To expedite placement in your classes send in your official high school or college transcript to:

College of the Siskiyous
ATTN: Admissions and Records
800 College Ave
Weed, CA 96094

Step 4: Orientation

Set up a Siskiyous Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) Session. SOAR sessions can be completed in person or online. To schedule a SOAR contact our Counseling and Student Support Programs department:
Email: counselingservices@siskiyous.edu
Phone: (530) 938-5353

What is a SOAR?

  • A SOAR session is a mandatory orientation for new students. During your SOAR session you will receive advising, a class schedule, and a campus tour.

Please check the SOAR web page for more details and dates of upcoming orientations.

Step 5: Access your mySiskiyous Portal

Log into the mySiskiyous student portal. Enter your COS user name and your 6-digit date of birth (mmddyy) as the default password. You can update your password by clicking on the "Change your password" link on the mySiskiyous sign-in page.

For more information: www.siskiyous.edu/studentsupport/mysiskiyoussupport.htm.

Call the Student Help Desk at (530) 938-5523 if you have any issues accessing your account.

Step 6: Register for Classes

Registration may be completed through the mySiskiyous student portal or by filling out a registration form and returning the form to Admissions and Records.

For instructions on adding courses online visit: Registering through mySiskiyous

Step 7: Pay your Fees

All fees are due upon registration. You may pay for your classes one of three ways

  • Financial Aid
  • Contact the Business office to set up a payment plan:
    Email: businessoffice@siskiyous.edu
    Phone: (530) 938-5310
  • Pay in full: Payments can be made through the mySiskiyous student portal under the Registration tab -- "Pay Bill" or pay in person at the Business Office.

Step 8: Your COS Email

COS students have access to Microsoft Office 365, which provides each student an email account once you have registered for classes (or are waitlisted for a class). Please wait 24 hours after registering for your account to become active. Your email account is used for all official communications from the College, so please be sure to check it regularly or have it forwarded to an account you check often.

  • Go to https://outlook.office365.com/owa/ and log in with your full COS student email address. Your COS student email address will be your mySiskiyous user name, followed by @ins.siskiyous.edu (username@ins.siskiyous.edu).
  • The first time you log in, use your six-digit birthdate (mmddyy) followed by the letters "em" as your password. For example, 051388em for someone born on May 13th, 1988. After you attempt to log in the first time, you will be prompted to change your password.

Note: This password is different from your mySiskiyous password.
More information regarding your student accounts and other student resources is available on the Student Support page (www.siskiyous.edu/studentsupport/). If you need additional assistance to access your COS student email, please write to the Student Help Desk (studenthelpdesk@siskiyous.edu) or call (530) 938-5523.


Transfer Student

Step 1: Apply to the College

Apply to be a student at College of the Siskiyous by filling out an application using OpenCCC Apply.

  • Within 24 hours you will receive email confirmation with your new Siskiyous student ID (also known as S number) and the mySiskiyous student portal login information.
  • If you do not receive this email please contact Admissions and Records.
    Email: registration@siskiyous.edu
    Phone: (530) 938-5500

Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid

Many people do not realize that they qualify for Financial Aid benefits, so we recommend that everyone apply. Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to get started.

The FAFSA helps determine whether students are eligible for Federal loans, grants or work-study programs.

What you will need:

  • A Federal Student Aid ID to sign electronically
  • Your Social Security Number
  • COS College school code: 001187
  • Your federal income tax returns, W-2s and other records of money earned

Note: The FAFSA asks about 100 questions and can take about 30 minutes to fill out. If you gather all of the documents you need ahead of time, it will be much easier and faster.

After you complete the FAFSA, allow 5-7 business days for the Financial Aid Office to process your application. Check the status of your application by logging into the mySiskiyous student portal and clicking on the Billing & Financial Aid tab.

If you have questions, please contact Financial Aid
Email: financialaid@siskiyous.edu
Phone: (530) 938-5209

Step 3: Send in Official Transcripts

As a transfer student it is extremely important that you send in your official transcripts from all colleges that you have attended. This will allow academic advisors/counselors to review coursework that you have taken to ensure courses are not repeated, meet prerequisite requirements, and evaluate requirements to graduate. Send all transcripts to:

College of the Siskiyous
ATTN: Admissions and Records
800 College Ave
Weed, CA 96094

Step 4: Orientation

Set up a Siskiyous Advising, Orientation and Registration (SOAR) Session. SOAR sessions can be attended in person or online. To schedule a SOAR contact our Counseling and Student Support Programs department:
Email: counselingservices@siskiyous.edu
Phone: (530) 938-5353

What is a SOAR?

  • A SOAR session is a mandatory orientation for new students. During your SOAR session you will receive advising, a class schedule, and a campus tour.

Please check the SOAR web page for more details and dates of upcoming orientations.

Step 5: Access your mySiskiyous Portal

Log into the mySiskiyous student portal. Enter your COS user name and your 6-digit date of birth (mmddyy) as the default password. You can update your password by clicking on the "Change your password" link on the mySiskiyous sign-in page.

For more information: www.siskiyous.edu/studentsupport/mysiskiyoussupport.htm.

Call the Student Help Desk at (530) 938-5523 if you have any issues accessing your account.

Step 6: Register for Classes

Registration may be completed the mySiskiyous student portal or by filling out a registration form and returning the form to Admissions and Records.

For instructions on adding courses online visit: Registering through mySiskiyous

Step 7: Pay your Fees

All fees are due upon registration. You may pay for your classes one of three ways

  • Financial Aid
  • Contact the Business office to set up a payment plan:
    Email: businessoffice@siskiyous.edu
    Phone: (530) 938-5310
  • Pay in full: Payments can be made through the mySiskiyous student portal under the Registration tab -- "Pay Bill" or pay in person at the Business Office.

Step 8: Your COS Email

COS students have access to Microsoft Office 365, which provides each student an email account once you have registered for classes (or are waitlisted for a class). Please wait 24 hours after registering for your account to become active. Your email account is used for all official communications from the College, so please be sure to check it regularly or have it forwarded to an account you check often.

  • Go to https://outlook.office365.com/owa/ and log in with your full COS student email address. Your COS student email address will be your mySiskiyous user name, followed by @ins.siskiyous.edu (username@ins.siskiyous.edu).
  • The first time you log in, use your six-digit birthdate (mmddyy) followed by the letters "em" as your password. For example, 051388em for someone born on May 13th, 1988. After you attempt to log in the first time, you will be prompted to change your password.

Note: This password is different from your mySiskiyous password.
More information regarding your student accounts and other student resources is available on the Student Support page (www.siskiyous.edu/studentsupport/). If you need additional assistance to access your COS student email, please write to the Student Help Desk (studenthelpdesk@siskiyous.edu) or call (530) 938-5523.


Returning Student

Step 1: Apply to the College

If you have been absent from College of the Siskiyous for over a year you will have to reapply to College of the Siskiyous by filling out an online application using OpenCCC Apply.

  • Within 24 hours you will receive email confirmation with your new Siskiyous student ID (also known as S number) and the mySiskiyous student portal login information.
  • If you do not receive this email please contact Admissions and Records.
    Email: registration@siskiyous.edu
    Phone: (530) 938-5500

Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid

Many people do not realize that they qualify for Financial Aid benefits, so we recommend that everyone apply. Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to get started.

The FAFSA helps determine whether students are eligible for Federal loans, grants or work-study programs.

What you will need:

  • A Federal Student Aid ID to sign electronically
  • Your Social Security Number
  • COS College school code: 001187
  • Your federal income tax returns, W-2s and other records of money earned

Note: The FAFSA asks about 100 questions and can take about 30 minutes to fill out. If you gather all of the documents you need ahead of time, it will be much easier and faster.

After you complete the FAFSA, allow 5-7 business days for the Financial Aid Office to process your application. Check the status of your application by logging into the mySiskiyous student portal and clicking on the Billing & Financial Aid tab.

If you have questions, please contact Financial Aid
Email: financialaid@siskiyous.edu
Phone: (530) 938-5209

Step 3: Send in Official Transcripts

COS uses a holistic approach in assessing a student's overall preparedness for courses such as math and English. In the absence of a year or more, please provide College of the Siskiyous with transcripts from any college you may have attended during your absence.

College of the Siskiyous
ATTN: Admissions and Records
800 College Ave
Weed, CA 96094

Step 4: Orientation

Set up a Siskiyous Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) Session. SOAR sessions can be completed in person or online. To schedule a SOAR contact our Counseling and Student Support Programs department:
Email: counselingservices@siskiyous.edu
Phone: (530) 938-5353

What is a SOAR?

  • A SOAR session is a mandatory orientation for new students. During your SOAR session you will receive advising, a class schedule, and a campus tour.

Please check the SOAR web page for more details and dates of upcoming orientations.

Step 5: Access your mySiskiyous Portal

Log into the mySiskiyous student portal. Enter your COS user name and your 6-digit date of birth (mmddyy) as the default password. You can update your password by clicking on the "Change your password" link on the mySiskiyous sign-in page.

For more information: www.siskiyous.edu/studentsupport/mysiskiyoussupport.htm.

Call the Student Help Desk at (530) 938-5523 if you have any issues accessing your account.

Step 6: Register for Classes

Registration may be completed through the mySiskiyou student portal or by filling out the registration form and retuning the form to Admissions and Records.

For instructions on adding courses online visit: Registering through mySiskiyous

Step 7: Pay your Fees

All fees are due upon registration. You may pay for your classes one of three ways

  • Financial Aid
  • Contact the Business office to set up a payment plan:
    Email: businessoffice@siskiyous.edu
    Phone: (530) 938-5310
  • Pay in full: Payments can be made through the mySiskiyous student portal under the Registration tab -- "Pay Bill" or pay in person at the Business Office.

Step 8: Your COS Email

COS students have access to Microsoft Office 365, which provides each student an email account once you have registered for classes (or are waitlisted for a class). Please wait 24 hours after registering for your account to become active. Your email account is used for all official communications from the College, so please be sure to check it regularly or have it forwarded to an account you check often.

  • Go to https://outlook.office365.com/owa/ and log in with your full COS student email address. Your COS student email address will be your mySiskiyous user name, followed by @ins.siskiyous.edu (username@ins.siskiyous.edu).
  • The first time you log in, use your six-digit birthdate (mmddyy) followed by the letters "em" as your password. For example, 051388em for someone born on May 13th, 1988. After you attempt to log in the first time, you will be prompted to change your password.

Note: This password is different from your mySiskiyous password.
More information regarding your student accounts and other student resources is available on the Student Support page (www.siskiyous.edu/studentsupport/). If you need additional assistance to access your COS student email, please write to the Student Help Desk (studenthelpdesk@siskiyous.edu) or call (530) 938-5523.


Dual Enrollment Student

Step 1: Apply to the College

Beginning fall 2018 all students must apply though OpenCCC Apply.

  • Within 24 hours you will receive email confirmation with your new Siskiyous student ID (also known as S number) and the mySiskiyous student portal login information.
  • If you do not receive this email please contact Admissions and Records.
    Email: registration@siskiyous.edu
    Phone: (530) 938-5500

Step 2: Registration Form

Complete all four pages of the form. On the third page provide the Course Reference Number (CRN) and course number to ensure you are registering for the appropriate course.

Registration Form

Step 3: Get Signatures

Page four titled: "Special Admission Request" requires that you obtain two signatures.

  1. A parent/legal guardian signature
  2. School official signature

If you are under the age of 15 you will need an additional signature from our counseling department on campus.

Step 4: Turn in Forms

All forms are to be turned in to the Admissions and Records office located at the John Mantle student Center - Building 1.

Admissions and Records
800 College Ave
Weed, CA 96094


International Student

Step 1: Apply to the College

You are a first time student if you have never attended a U.S. school or if you have had a gap of more than 5 months between academic programs.

Download the International Supplemental Application

Once this step is done we will enter your information into our system and report to SEVIS to issue you your I-20.

Step 2: Make an Appointment With Your Consulate

Once you have received your I-20 in the mail, you will make an appointment with your Consulate to have your F-1 visa issued. Send the F-1 visa to College of the Siskiyous with your proof of health insurance when it has been issued.

After we receive all your documents, you will be cleared to participate in orientation and registration.

Step 3: Siskiyou Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR)

To schedule a SOAR session contact our Counseling and Student Support Programs department:
Email: counselingservices@siskiyous.edu
Phone: (530) 938-5353

Step 4: Once you Arrive in the United States

Bring your I-94 into Admissions and Records.

Contact Admissions and Records

Email: registration@siskiyous.edu
Phone: (530) 938-5500