Welcome! We are very happy that you are considering College of the Siskiyous as a great place to begin your higher education. We look forward to hearing from you, answering your questions, and welcoming you to our special college in the far northern, beautiful mountains of California.
COS is also unique in that we are one of a few two-year colleges that offer on-campus housing. Many students spend at least their first year in the residence halls, which offer meal plans and activities.
Students tell us that the best thing about COS is the helpful staff, excellent education, help for writing, reading, math, the friendly faculty, and the beautiful location. COS is located in a rural, forested area at the base of Mt. Shasta. Our location provides students with the opportunity to go skiing, snowboarding, hiking, swimming, rafting, and other outdoor activities year-round.
We look forward to hearing from you and answer your questions. We have a detailed FAQs page for your possible questions; feel free to visit that area to learn more about us. Continuing International Students click here for continuing eligibility and enrollment requirements.
COS is certified by Student & Exchange Visitor Program to issue Form I-20, Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status. Below is the information you need to complete the application process for issuance of the Form I-20. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding the required documents or the application process.
International Admissions is closed for Fall 2023.
We recommend that you begin the international application process at least 3 months before your intended arrival. Deadlines are as follows:
It takes time to process the I-20 (the document we issue) and obtain the F-1 student visa (issued by the U.S. consulate in your home country).
Submissions after deadline may not be processed in time for that term.
Before you submit the application, you will need to fill out and assemble the following documents:
Submit all of the required documents and the International Student Application to email@example.com.
Step 1: Complete the Application Process
Before enrolling, the above application and admissions requirements must be completed and submitted.
Incomplete applications will not be processed.
Once you have met all the admissions requirements and are accepted as an International Student, we will enter your information into our system and report to SEVIS to issue you your I-20.
When you receive your I-20, you are required to complete an I-901 form and pay a fee of $350 USD before the U.S. Department of State issues a visa. Please access the link below for the form and payment information.
Step 2: Make an appointment with a Consulate
Once you have received your I-20 in the mail and paid the I-901 fee, you will make an appointment with a U.S. Consulate or Embassy in your home country to have your F-1 Visa issued. There may be fees associated with processing the visa. Once issued, send a copy of the F-1 Visa to College of the Siskiyous with your proof of health insurance. Once we receive all your documents you will be cleared to participate in orientation and registration.
Step 3: Siskiyou Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR)
Contact Counseling and Student Support Programs to set up an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling +1-530-938-5353.
International students are required to be enrolled in a full course load of 12 units or more with a minimum of 9 units being in-person classes. Exceptions have been made for the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact email@example.com for most recent guidelines.
International Admissions Officer
Phone: (530) 938-5374
Fax: (530) 938-5367
Address: International Admissions, 800 College Avenue, Weed CA 96094