Founded in 1965, College of Southern Idaho is a public community college located in Twin Falls, Idaho. As one of the fastest growing educational institutions in the state, CSI offers several unique opportunities and services to help students realize lifelong goals. The college is recognized for its excellent faculty, facilities and a student-centered environment. Off-campus centers operate in Gooding, Burley, Jerome, and Hailey.
The college offers Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees along with technical certificates in more than 100 areas of study including accounting, engineering, business, biology, and chemistry. Additional upper-division courses are also offered through Boise State University, University of Idaho, and Idaho State University.
The Academic Development Center provides several programs and services to help students build confidence for learning. The main aim is to assist students achieve their educational goals. The Center is located on the second floor of the Gerald R. Meyerhoeffer Building. The classes and services are also available in the off-campus sites.
The Academic Skills Department offers amazing learning opportunities to the college-bound students of diverse entering levels. The basic level courses include math, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, spelling, and ESL. The same courses are also offered at a developmental level, which is required to raise current skills to the college-level competency. The students are placed in academic skills courses at different levels, based on results of the placement test.
Accreditation is granted by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).
Online education is available for students who are unable to attend traditional college due to various personal and professional commitments. The online degrees can be earned from anywhere in the world, without any restrictions of geographical boundaries. Some of the various online programs are Introduction to Allied Health, Concepts of Biology, Business Communication, Environmental Science, Principles of Marketing, and Computer Literacy Skill Development.
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Freshman students seeking admission to the institute must submit official high school transcripts (or their GED or high school equivalency transcripts), ACT / SAT score, and all previous college transcripts. Some of the programs may have additional requirements. International students are encouraged to apply for admission. Applicants whose native language is not English must submit a proof of proficiency in English language.
All students must complete the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Grants and scholarships are gifts that do not require any repayment. The college offers private and state scholarships such as Minority Scholarship, New Hope Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship, Steele-Reese Foundation, CSI Veterans Scholarship, Governor’s Cup Scholarship, and Robert C. Byrd Scholarship.
Loans are the type of financial aid that must be repaid. Some of the loans offered are Subsidized Stafford Loans, Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, and PLUS Loans. The institute offers work study programs through which students can take-up part time jobs to meet the educational expenses. Financial Aid offers an array of veteran benefits for the service members and veterans who serve the country. The educational benefits and financial aid is also offered to the family members of the veterans.
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The Student Government acts as the voice of the students and organizes various activities and events to enrich students’ campus experience. The campus houses a variety of clubs and organizations based on diverse interests. All students are encouraged to participate in student government activities, special interest organizations, students clubs, athletic teams, and fine arts productions.
Some of the recognized and registered student organizations are Alpha and Omega Club, Ambassadors, Asian Student Organization, Black Student Alliance, Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, Community Service Council, Democrat Club, Early Childhood Education Club, Delta Psi Omega, and Eagle Hall Council.
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The library boasts a large collection of books, magazines, journals, newspapers and reference materials. It houses a computer lab, group study rooms, special collections room, the Information Literacy Center, and the campus copy center. There is always a librarian available to help students find the books and materials they want. Distance education students can also access the library online.
The Career and Counseling Services helps current students, potential students, alumni as well as community members in their search for a significant career and life goals. It provides individuals with a career development strategy as well as empowers them to self-manage the process. The Advising Center offers advising services to new students, non-degree seeking students, and individuals interested in the various enrichment courses. The current students must work in close association with their major advisors.
The Fine Arts Center has been considered the cultural hub for Twin Falls and the Magic Valley for over 40 years. It has the distinction of being the very first building on the new CSI campus in 1968. The Herrett Center for Arts and Science is a non-profit museum located on the main campus. Its objective is mainly educational, offering academic programs to students, elementary and secondary school students, and the adult community of Idaho. The Center preserves, interprets, and displays natural history specimens and anthropological artifacts with a focus on the prehistoric American continents.
The Student Disability Services (SDS) build and manage partnerships with students, staff, faculty and administrators to encourage an accessible, unbiased learning, and working environment to meet the diverse requirements of students with documented disabilities.
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The Adult Basic Education Program provides basic-skills instruction in writing, reading, and math. English classes for non-native English speakers are also offered at the campus. These services are available for free to the out-of-school youth and adults 16 years old and above.
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