The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a program coordinated by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Through WUE, students from participating western states and territories may apply to enroll in college programs at a reduced tuition level (out-of-state tuition at College of the Siskiyous for the 2023-2024 school year is $311/unit, however, students on WUE pay $69/unit).
The following states participate in WUE: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
The following US Pacific Territories and Freely Associated States also participate in WUE: Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, Guam, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Republic of Palau.
COS is authorized under California law to serve a maximum of 100 full-time equivalent students (FTES) every year. To qualify for WUE at COS, students must meet the following requirements:
Apply for WUE at COS
Please sign the form through your COS email. Once submitted and verified, the form is automatically emailed to the Admissions and Records office.
Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who are declined for WUE are welcome to attend COS, but must pay out-of-state tuition. Students may reapply the following term if their application was denied.
Phone: (530) 938-5500