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International Student Requirements

To be eligible to be a College of the Siskiyous International Student you must show:

To continue to be an eligible College of the Siskiyous International Student you must:

  1. Enroll in, attend, and complete a full-time program (a minimum of 12 units) of study each semester and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0
  2. Obtain approval of a campus Designated Service Officer (DSO) before adding or dropping a class.
  3. Check in at the beginning of each month with the Admissions Office and complete a monthly check-in form.
  4. Agree to purchase medical insurance. If proof of insurance is not provided before registration, student will not be permitted to register for classes. Here are some links to insurance providers:
  5. Be able to maintain yourself financially for the period of time needed to complete your education at College of the Siskiyous.
  6. Keep your visa and I-20 valid at least 6 months ahead of their expiration dates.
  7. Comply with all requirements of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Department and of College of the Siskiyous to be admitted as an international student.
  8. Always carry your passport and Form I-20 when traveling in the U.S.
    For helpful tips and more information on maintaining your F-1 Visa requirements, go to

You are responsible for maintaining your F-1 student visa status to continue your studies in the U.S. This section of our website is designed exclusively for our current international students. It includes an overview of the most important immigration regulations affecting F-1 students in the U.S. in the areas of academics, employment, travel, medical insurance, school transfer, driving, maintenance of valid student status, and more.

  • Never drop below 12 units. You must enroll AND maintain a minimum of 12 units each semester (Fall and Spring) with a 2.0 GPA. Note: "W" does not count toward the 12 unit minimum requirement.
  • Have current health insurance on file or you will have a HOLD placed on your mySiskiyous account.
  • Have a current comprehensive student educational plan (SEP) on file with Admissions and Records.
  • Meet with a Counselor or Advisor once a semester. Please call Counseling and Student Support Programs to schedule this appointment.
  • To obtain a California Drivers License, please come to our office for a DMV letter.
  • Have a DSO sign page 3 of your SEVIS I-20 if you want to travel outside the U.S.
  • Submit your Acceptance Letter to transfer out to a new school.
  • Meet with a DSO once per month to check in and report any changes to your phone, address (permanent or temporary), or to report travel outside of the U.S. during session breaks.
  • Meet with a DSO if considering employment on campus and to receive help applying for a Social Security Card. An F-1 student may not begin working prior to receiving their Social Security Card which provides permission to work in the U.S.

All international student applicants are required to provide proof of English proficiency. We accept the tests listed below. If you do not currently meet the English proficiency requirement, we encourage students to try back at a later date after some more practice, tutoring, additional courses, or attending an English language school. We recommend that applicants make sure they meet the English proficiency requirements prior to applying because the application fee is non-refundable.

Applicants who have completed their Secondary Education at an English teaching institution must submit official transcripts or final year exam scores to show English proficiency.

Applicants having completed courses from an English language school or other U.S. college, will need to submit official transcripts and course descriptions of the English or English as a Second Language classes taken.

Test Name Accepted Test Score
TOEFL IBT 60 (Reading & Writing at 17 or above)
PTE 44
Duolingo 90
GTEC 1100
iTEP 3.5-3.9
Cambridge (CEFR) B2
Cambridge English Scale 169

Contact International Admissions

International Admissions Officer
Phone: (530) 938-5374
Fax: (530) 938-5367
Address: International Admissions, 800 College Avenue, Weed CA 96094