All College of the Siskiyous counselors and advisors can help you plan your transfer from COS to four-year colleges and universities. To make an appointment with a counselor about transfer you may call the Counseling and Student Support Programs office at (530) 938-5353. Advisors are available on a walk-in basis during office hours.
Counseling is also available at the Yreka Campus, call (530) 938-5550 for an appointment.
Articulation is the process that links the curriculum between community colleges and universities so that students can transfer from a community college to a university without experiencing a delay or duplication of coursework. Articulated courses at College of the Siskiyous are those that are identified by a university as equivalent or comparable to courses taught on a university campus. Completing an articulated course, for a specific major or for general education, enables students to satisfy a university admission and/or graduation requirement while at College of the Siskiyous prior to transferring.
College of the Siskiyous has articulation agreements with the University of California (UC), the California State University (CSU), and some private universities. Articulation agreements between College of the Siskiyous and California public universities are listed at www.assist.org.
College of the Siskiyous currently offers Associate Degrees for Transfer in:
By participating in a UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program, you will receive early review of your academic records, early admission notification and specific guidance about major preparation and general education coursework.
Filing period Sep 1-30. See TAG matrix for campus specific information.
Use the online Transfer Admission Planner to complete a TAG application, and review it with College of the Siskiyous' TAG contact.
The California Community Colleges now have a transfer agreement with 39 Historically Black Colleges and Universities. You can transfer to one with an Associate Degree or an Associate Degree for Transfer with a 2.5 GPA in junior standing OR transfer with 30 completed CSU/UC units (units applied at the discretion of the transfer institution) with a 2.5 GPA or higher. Application fee waivers, pre-transfer advising, priority consideration for housing, and scholarship info are available. To get started, see your COS Counselor.
College of the Siskiyous is a member of the Interstate Passport Network. Students who complete the COS Passport Block with a minimum grade of "C" or its equivalent will be awarded the Passport-Lower Division General Education (Passport-LDGE). Students who transfer with the "Passport" to another Network-member institution will not have to repeat or take additional courses to satisfy lower-division general education requirements in the Passport's nine areas. For more information, see: http://www.siskiyous.edu/admissions/interstatepassport.htm
Here are a list of yearly transfer scholarship opportunities. Make sure you visit the websites and meet the necessary requirements and deadlines! They vary from scholarship to scholarship!
This information is also available on the Financial Aid web site.
These scholarships were established in 1994 by Kenneth W. Ford, the founder of The Ford Family Foundation. Mr. Ford wanted to help students obtain baccalaureate degrees who otherwise would have found it impossible, or at least very difficult, to obtain a degree without financial assistance. Specific eligibility can be found by going to Ford Scholars Program, Ford Family Sons & Daughters, Ford Restart Program Ford Scholars
Go to Jack Kent Cooke Foundation for more information and to access the application during open application periods. The application period will vary but it is typically open in August, and closes in late October/early November of the given year. Go to the web site for application details.
The McConnell Scholars Program is available to students transferring from College of the Siskiyous. This program offers up to $30,000 for students entering qualified four-year universities. Upon completion of a bachelor's degree, unspent amounts may be used for the next higher degree. Full information and a link to the application can be found here: https://www.mcconnellfoundation.org/mcconnell-scholars-program/
Through one scholarship application, PTK students may be considered for:
Go to: PTK Scholarships for information about applying or specific scholarships. Application periods are typically November to December of each academic year. Check back for exact dates or go to the PTK web site for more details.
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