Prospective Students


Why choose College of the siskiyous?

College of the Siskiyous is the first college of choice for many of our students and their parents. The campus is located in a beautiful area in northern California and is known for its excellent academic programs (transfer, fire science, nursing) and athletic teams.  We are a small college where you'll feel at home.

How do i get started?

Take a Tour: If you are interested in our college, it is a great idea to visit and take a tour. You can get a feel for the campus community and decide if this college is right for you. Tours can be scheduled Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

To schedule a tour please contact our recruitment office at (888) 397-4339 ext 5847 or email

Apply to Attend: If you've decided to be a Siskiyous Eagle, then follow the steps for applying to attend and registering for classes

under Apply & Register. If you are taking only a COS Extension class, you may have to complete only a short registration form. See COS Extension for further information.

What do students say?

 Student appreciate the opportunity to meet with staff and faculty when they have questions.  As one student stated: "…my first college was down in L.A. and I was lucky if I could even find the line to wait in for 2 hours to actually talk to someone for help.  Here at COS there is always someone to answer your questions…"  At COS, you'll have the opportunity to walk in and see a counselor or advisor in Eddy Hall.  They'll help you navigate college successfully!

A note to parents

Parents are the most influential factor in a student's decision about college.  That's why it's important for you to get to know about the College of the Siskiyous and help your son or daughter feel it is the right choice.  The educational programs - whether to transfer for a bachelor's degree or to acquire skills needed to enter the job market - are outstanding and affordable.  The campus provides a safe environment and we have committed faculty and staff who are dedicated to student success.


View of Mt. Shasta behind Distance Learning Center

Sweeping vistas range from 14,162 foot Mt. Shasta to the spires of Castle Crags and jewel-like Lake Siskiyou and the Trinity Alps. This is an area so breathtaking, you have to see it to believe it!


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