College of the Siskiyous is located in northern California at the foot of Mt. Shasta. This college is known for its beautiful campus (rated one of the most beautiful in the state of California as well as in the United States), but it is also known for its academic excellence, especially in the fields of humanities, arts, science, and technology. More than 4,000 students attend every semester.
Regardless of what course a student might be taken, he or she is welcome to visit the Academic Success Center, whose purpose is to help students enhance their knowledge and skills via various support services and resources to complement their academic syllabus.
Accreditation is granted by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. As well, its Fire/Emergency Response Technology Program has been accredited by the government of California and is regarded as a regional academy for the State Fire Marshal’s Office.
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Admissions are open and non-competitive. In some special cases, high school students can earn college credits by taking special courses at the college as well. The college offers both fall and spring semesters; students can apply for enrollment in either one.
Admissions processes are not as complicated and demanding as some colleges. All you need to do is complete the application form, apply for financial aid, satisfy three basic assessments that determine what classes you should take, and attend orientation sessions once classes begin. It is recommended that you contact the Admissions Office for full details regarding the application process.
The financial aid office is in charge of procuring resources and assigning them to students who need financial aid. The college offers four basic forms of financial aid, which are state/federal grants, work-study employment, scholarships, and student loans.
It is important that all students interested in financial aid complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. The information obtained from the FAFSA application is crucial for the Financial Aid Office to determine who qualifies for financial aid and who does not. Students are urged to fill out the FAFSA as early as possible.
Campus facilities include the following: a 600-seat theater, a football stadium, a library and media center, science laboratories, one Technical Training Center, and one Emergency Services Training Center. The campus includes two dormitory buildings called Juniper Hall and Ponderosa Hall. Both of them can house a total of 136 students at full capacity.
The Associated Student Board works at developing leadership and responsibility qualities in those who participate. There many clubs available to students, including the Cheerleading Club, the Black Students Union, the History Club, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance, and the Screaming Eagles Bike Club.
Outdoor recreational activities around Siskiyou County include hiking, camping, running, rafting, and skiing.
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Competitive sports offered include women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, and track & field. These sports compete in the Golden Valley Conference. The football team competes in the Mid-Empire Conference, a conference that belongs to the Northern California Football Association.
All athletic sports are practiced and played in high-quality training and competition facilities including Herschel Meredith Stadium, Eagle Gymnasium and athletic fields, and an athletic training center. All of these facilities are state-of-the-art, and designed to protect athletes and help them achieve excellence.
The school’s mascot is the eagle.
Notable alumni include:
Brian Witherell – Antiques Roadshow Appraiser
Larry Alexander – Journalist, Historian
Roger Emerson – Composer/Arranger of Popular Choral Music
Dennis DeRoss – Dean of Career and Technical Education at Siskiyous
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