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Getting Started

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New Student

I have never attended CSI, or any other higher education institution

Students who are new to CSI or returning after an absence of two years or more must apply for admission. The online application is free to all students. Once the application is processed, students will receive an email notification with their student ID number and Next Steps followed by a packet in the mail.
Applicant Next Steps:

      1. Submit your official high school or GED transcript showing your graduation date.
      2. Submit official college transcripts from all institutions attended (if applicable).

      3. Submit qualifying placement information.
        • CSI uses the Write Class assessment for English placement. All students are encouraged to take Write Class. It is available online at thewriteclasscsi.com.
        • CSI uses the ALEKS test for Math placement. ALEKS can be taken in the CSI Testing Center. Please call the Testing Center at 208-732-6532 for more information. Qualifying SAT or ACT scores may exempt you from ALEKS. Your advisor will help you determine if you need to take the ALEKS test.
      4. Contact the Office of Admissions to make sure that your file is complete. Call (208) 732-6221 or email admissions@csi.edu. Once your file is complete (all requested documents have been received), you will make an appointment to meet with your advisor in person or by phone. Your advisor will help you select courses and you can pre-register for the upcoming term.
      5. Register for a session of Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (S.O.A.R.) at Mycsi. There is a $25 fee to cover course materials and lunch, and you may register a guest to attend with you. There is a $10 fee per parent/guest to cover the cost of their lunch and materials. There are tracks for freshmen, transfer students, and parents at S.O.A.R. Charges for students and guests are non-refundable. Questions? Contact the Office of Admissions 208-732-6221 or admissions@csi.edu or come see us in the Welcome Center on the first floor of the Taylor Bldg. We are open M-F from 8-5.

Transfer Student

Students who have never attended CSI, but have attended another higher education institution should follow these steps:

  1. Apply for admission online. The online application is free to all students. Students have the option of submitting a paper application, but there is a $10 fee. Once the application is processed, students will receive an email notification with their student ID number.
  2. Students should contact their previous institutions and have official transcripts sent to CSI. The transcripts are evaluated and a degree audit is emailed to the student. Official transcripts are required.
  3. Students who do not have math or English transfer credits from another institution, or have not submitted ACT scores must take the Placement Test for math and English placement.
  4. Submit a Certificate of Residency/ Affidavit to the county in which you claim permanent residence (excluding Twin Falls, Jerome, Ada, Canyon, Bonneville, and Kootenai counties).
  5. Students should meet with an advisor in the Advising Center to pick out classes.
  6. Students are encouraged to register online through the MyCSI system. It is the fastest and most efficient way to register. Students are also welcome to register in person in the Office of the Registrar located in the Taylor Building on the main campus, or at any Off-Campus Center.

Returning Student

Students who have previously attended CSI, stopped attending, and are ready to start taking credit classes again should follow these steps:

    1. There is no need to reapply if you have taken classes within the past 2 years, you just need to log into MyCSI with your Student ID Number and password. If you do not remember your ID Number or password, email records@csi.edu with the following information:
      1. Full name (include maiden name if applicable)
      2. Date of Birth
      3. Address when last attending
      4. Last 4 digits of your Social Security Number
         
      Someone will contact you within 3 days providing you with your information. If you have been away for more than 2 years, apply for admissions online. The online application is free to all students. Students have the option of submitting a paper application but there is a $10 fee. Once the application is processed, students will receive an email notification with their student number. If you have been out of school for more than 2 years, you will simply need to re-retrieve your PIN number on MyCSI. The PIN will be your temporary password for 24 hours, after which the password will update to your birthdate in the format, MMDDYYYY. You can then change your password if you like, but make sure to store in secure spot. If you do not remember your ID number to retrieve your PIN, contact records@csi.edu and provide the 4 pieces of information listed above. Don't forget to give an explanation for your request. See example below:

      Sent: Thu 12/1/2011 4:03 PM
      To: Records
      I have forgotten my ID number and my password for MyCSI. Can you please send them to me?

      Name: John Eagle
      DOB: 01/01/1989
      Address while in school: 123 Eagle St. Twin Falls ID 83301
      Last 4 SSN: 1234

      Thank you!

  1. If the student attended another institution since attending CSI, they should contact their previous institution(s) and have official transcripts sent to CSI. The transcripts are evaluated and a degree audit is emailed to the student. Official transcripts are required.
    If the student has not submitted ACT scores or a transcript with math and/or English class, they will need to take the COMPASS Placement Exam. Students must retake the test if it has been over 3 years since they last tested.
  2. Submit a Certificate of Residency/Affidavit to the county in which you claim permanent residence (excluding Ada, Bonneville, Canyon, Kootenai, Jerome, or Twin Falls).
  3. Students should meet with their degree program advisor (link to advising center) to help select classes for the semester.
  4. Students are encouraged to register online through the MyCSI system. It is the fastest and most efficient way to register. When you log in to register for the first time each semester, you will be prompted to complete a Personal Information Update. It is at this time your most current information will be captured, but will take 3-5 days to update in the system. You are also welcome to register in person in the Office of the Registrar located in the Taylor Building on the main campus or at any Off-Campus Center

Non Degree Seeking Student (Credit)

Students who are not interested in earning a degree from CSI at this time, but would like to take CSI credit classes should follow the following steps:

Apply for admission online. The online application is free to all students. Students have the option of submitting a paper application but there is a $10 fee. Students should select the Program of Interest as "Academic Non-Degree". Once the application is processed, students will receive an email notification with their student ID number.
If the student wants to take a math or English class, they will need to take the COMPASS Placement Exam or submit transcripts from a previous institution indicating the student has previously taken math or English.
Submit a Certificate of Residency/Affidavit to the county in which you claim permanent residence (excluding Twin Falls, Jerome, Ada, Canyon, and Kootenai counties).
Students are encouraged to register online through the MyCSI system. It is the fastest and most efficient way to register. You are also welcome to register in person in the Office of the Registrar located in the Taylor Building on the Main Campus, or at any Off-campus Center.

Non Degree Seeking Student/Gold Card Student (No Credit)

Students who are taking classes for personal enrichment, not planning on earning a degree from CSI at this time, and are also not interested in taking classes for CSI credit, should contact the Community Education Office at 208-732-6442, or visit the Community Education Website.

Gold Card Students: Students who are older than 60 years of age should visit the Office on Aging to obtain a Gold Card. This allows the student to take credit classes for $0 per credit* (students are NOT exempt from other class fees- only tuition fees). For other member benefits, please see the Office on Aging

*Only applies if the student is registered as 1000N, Non-Degree Seeking. Beginning fall 2011, all students who are degree seeking will be charged normal student tuition.

Dual Credit Student

High School Student

Students who are currently enrolled in high school, and are interested in taking classes for CSI credit should complete the following steps:

  1. Apply for admissions online. The online application is free to all students. Students have the option of submitting a paper application but there is a $10 fee. Students should select the Program of Interest as "Academic Non-Degree". Once the application is processed, students will receive and Email notification with their student number. It is at this time that students should log onto MYCSI for the first time.
  2. If the student would like to take math or English, they will need to take the COMPASS Placement Exam.
  3. Submit a Certificate of Residency/Affadavit to the county of permanent residence (excluding Twin Falls, Jerome, Ada, Canyon, and Kootenai counties).
  4. High school students are welcome to meet with an academic advisor to help them pick out classes, or register online through MyCSI. 

International Student