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Advising Resources

Course Placement

The College accepts the following placement information in order to assist students with the selection of appropriate level courses in the educational planning process: Write Class, ACT (American College Testing), SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test), Dual Credit, Alternative Credit, and Transfer Credit.

All students are encouraged to submit placement information prior to enrolling in courses that require math or English placement. The score results are used during the educational planning process to assist students in selecting appropriate level courses in which there is a reasonable probability that they will be successful.

Some courses and program-specific admissions criteria require certain course placement level attainment. Refer to the catalog’s curriculum and program description sections for details.

Self-Guided Math Placement

English Self-Directed Placement

The Write Class

Alternative Credit

CSI provides students several opportunities to receive undergraduate credit on the basis of satisfactory standardized testing performance or challenging courses in one or more of the areas listed at the Alternative Credit website. In some instances, alternative credit may be used for course placement purposes.

General Education (GE) Core

Each associate and technical degree will require general knowledge area completion, also known as "General Education". The goals may include Communication, English, Humanities, Mathematics, Science, and Social Science. Be sure to check your intended program's curriculum requirements for GE specifics.

General Education Core Courses

Online Learning Readiness

Are online classes right for you? Check these recommendations, and talk with your advisor if you have questions. 

Online Learning Readiness

Schedule Planning

Most college courses require at least two hours of outside study for every hour in class. Consider time management balance and utilize a schedule planner to assist in setting up courses.

Course Schedule Planner

Online Degrees and Certificates

The College of Southern Idaho (CSI) offers various degrees and certificates that can be completed online. These degree options give students reasonable flexibility to take classes when and where it fits into their personal schedules. Visit the Online Degree & Certificate webpage to view a list of options.

Online Degrees and Certificates