Once you have applied for admission to College of the Siskiyous through OpenCCC (a California Community College application management system) and received your student ID and mySiskiyous user name, the mySkiskiyous portal is your one-stop location for COS student information.
mySiskiyous is where you can:
For more information about the application process, please see our Steps to Apply page.
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Phone: (530) 938-5523
Email: Student Help Desk
Yes. If you have not attended COS before, you will need to create an OpenCCC account and Apply for Admission to COS through OpenCCC. Once you have completed your application, you will receive your COS Student ID number, as well as your user name for logging into mySiskiyous. If you need assistance with the application process, call or email to the COS Student Help Desk.
Log in to the mySiskiyous portal with your user name and your 6-digit birthdate (MMDDYY) as your initial password. You can change this password, at your convenience, by clicking on the "Change your password" link on the mySiskiyous sign-in page.
You can NOT log in to this portal with your Student ID (S#). You will need to log in with your user name and password. See the answer to the next question for how to find your user name if you know your S#.
If you have forgotten your password, click on the "Forgot Your Password?" link on the mySiskiyous sign-in page. You will be prompted to enter your user name, the CAPTCHA text, then click on the "Request Reset" button. If you don't know your user name, email the Student Help Desk from an email address COS has on record for you. Be sure to include your full name, date of birth, and last 4 digits of your SSN (or Student ID, if you prefer). You may also call the Student Help Desk at (530) 938-5523.
To log in and use the mySiskiyous portal effectively, you should be using the latest version of one of the following Internet browsers:
If you are trying to log in to the mySiskiyous portal using another browser, you may experience difficulties.
If you are having trouble with any other registration function, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (530) 938-5500.
The steps to check your Financial Aid status are:
If you have any questions please contact the Financial Aid Office at (530) 938-5209 or email us at email@example.com.
Prerequisite and Test Score error – The class you have checked for registration has a prerequisite requirement which must be approved by Counseling and Student Support Programs. Please contact Counseling and Student Support Programs at (530) 938-5353.
Repeat exceeds 0 for satisfactory grade count – Most classes at COS may only be taken one time. Some classes are repeatable; these are noted in the COS Catalog. This repeat message means that you have taken the class the maximum number of times allowed. If you feel this is an error, please contact Counseling and Student Support Programs at (530) 938-5353.
Time conflict with CRN XXXX – This means the new class that you have requested to add is conflicting (in whole or in part) with at least one of the classes already on your schedule. Check the days and times of your classes for the conflict. At this time, you will only be able to register for one of the conflicting classes online. If there is an overlap, you must complete an Overlapping Classes Permit that must be signed by both instructors and the appropriate Area Dean then submitted to the Admissions & Records Office to register for the overlapping class. The Overlapping Classes Permit and Add/Drop form are available in the Forms for Students area of the COS website.
You may NOT add or drop classes due to holds on your record – You may view your holds by selecting View Holds from the Student Records menu. The typical holds are for:
U = Sunday
M = Monday
T = Tuesday
W = Wednesday
R = Thursday
F = Friday
S = Saturday
If you are having trouble logging in to mySiskiyous, email the Student Help Desk from an email address COS has on record for you. Be sure to include your full name, date of birth, and last 4 digits of your SSN (or Student ID, if you prefer). You may also call the Student Help Desk at (530) 938-5523.
See Student Help Desk hours above.