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Next Steps for New Students

You Matter at CSI

Students are the most important members of our campus community, and there is so much you can accomplish here. Our students each come with their own experiences, backgrounds and stories, and we look forward to helping you continue to improve.  We are excited for you to explore the possibilities that lie ahead, and we’re here to support you along your way.

Video: Welcome to CSI, where you can dream and do!

Video Transcript (English)
[Narrator] CSI's recent recognition by EDsmart as the best community college in Idaho confirmed what our students already know. Thousands of CSI students have found the resources and flexibility they need to achieve their dreams. Together with excellent faculty, small class sizes, and tuition rates that are among the lowest in the state. Here, you can afford the space and time to explore what you most want to become. With a beautiful 330-acre main campus in the heart of Twin Falls and the Blaine County, Mini-Cassia, Jerome, and Gooding Outreach Centers, CSI is accessible to students from all backgrounds for day, evening, weekend, and online classes. We offer more than 120 degrees and certificates, including now a 4-year degree program. You can also find 30 student clubs and organizations on our campus, and many other great ways to be involved. There is no one-size-fits-all program or student at CSI. Our commonality is our diversity. As you look around our campus and your classes, you'll see many students who are the first in their family to attend college or who are returning to school while balancing college and career. Our academic and technical programs are filled with students who excel at what they do, and many have won awards at both state and national levels. Several of our programs have been honored as the best in Idaho. You're joining a diverse body of CSI students who are working to meet their goals and are moving on to higher education opportunities and satisfying, productive, and rewarding careers.

I chose to come to CSI because of the culture and the community that we have here.

Because of CSI, I can not only advance my career in education, but I can also take care of my family.

They're more than teachers, they're friends. They have hearts, they care. They treat you like a person.

Everyone is welcoming at CSI.

At CSI, we turn those goals and dreams into reality through your hard work and through our advising.

I believe that one student and one teacher can change the world.

[Narrator] At CSI, you can,

[Woman] Discover,

[Man] Innovate,

[Woman] Collaborate,

[Woman] Explore,

[Woman] Adapt,

[Man] Persist,

[Woman] Create,

[Man] Belong,

[Woman] Serve,

[Woman] Cure,

[Man] Achieve,

[Woman] Hope,

[Woman] Dream.

[Narrator] Welcome to CSI. Find out what you can do here. [Concluding Music]
Transcripción del video (Español)
[Narradora] El reciente reconocimiento de CSI de EDsmart como el mejor colegio comunitario en Idaho confirmó lo que nuestros estudiantes ya saben. Miles de estudiantes de CSI han encontrado los recursos y la flexibilidad que necesitan para lograr sus sueños. Junto con un cuerpo docente excelente, clases pequeñas y tasas de matrícula que se encuentran entre las más bajas del estado, aquí pueden permitirse el espacio y el tiempo para explorar en lo que más desean convertirse. Con un hermoso campus principal de 330 acres en el corazón de Twin Falls y los centros de alcance Mini-Cassia, Jerome y Gooding del condado de Blaine, CSI es accesible para estudiantes de todos los orígenes para clases diurnas, nocturnas, de fin de semana y en línea. Ofrecemos más de 120 títulos y certificados, incluido ahora un programa de título de 4 años. También pueden encontrar 30 clubes y organizaciones de estudiantes en nuestro campus y muchas otras formas excelentes de participar. No existe un programa o estudiante único para todos en CSI. Lo que tenemos en común es nuestra diversidad. Al mirar alrededor de nuestro campus y sus clases, verán muchos estudiantes que son los primeros en su familia en asistir a la universidad o que regresan a la escuela mientras equilibran la universidad y la carrera. Nuestros programas académicos y técnicos están llenos de estudiantes que sobresalen en lo que hacen, y muchos han ganado premios tanto a nivel estatal como nacional. Varios de nuestros programas han sido reconocidos como los mejores de Idaho. Se están uniendo a un cuerpo diverso de estudiantes de CSI que están trabajando para alcanzar sus metas y están avanzando hacia oportunidades de educación superior y carreras satisfactorias, productivas y gratificantes.

Elegí venir a CSI por la cultura y la comunidad que tenemos aquí.

Gracias a CSI, no solo puedo avanzar en mi carrera en educación, sino que también puedo cuidar de mi familia.

Son más que profesores, son amigos. Tienen corazón, les importa. Te tratan como a una persona.

Todos son bienvenidos en CSI.

En CSI, convertimos esas metas y sueños en realidad a través de su arduo trabajo y a través de nuestra asesoría.

Creo que un alumno y un profesor pueden cambiar el mundo.

[Narrador] En CSI, pueden,

[Mujer] Descubrir,

[Hombre] Innovar,

[Mujer] Colaborar,

[Mujer] Explorar,

[Mujer] Adaptarse,

[Hombre] Persistir,

[Mujer] Crear,

[Hombre] Pertenecer,

[Mujer] Servir,

[Mujer] Curar,

[Hombre] Lograr,

[Mujer] Esperar,

[Mujer] Soñar.

[Narrador] Bienvenidos a CSI. Descubran lo que pueden hacer aquí.

Why CSI?

You made the right choice!  CSI is one of the fastest growing educational institutions in the state because we offer important value and services our students want, including:

Affordability: We provide what we like to call "affordable self-discovery". Many of our students are exploring more than one career option as they earn core credits. At $140 per credit, CSI charges less than half what any of Idaho's 4-year universities charge for the same classes all college freshmen and sophomores have to take. Here at CSI you can afford the space and time you need to discover what you most want to do with your life.

Flexibility: We are ready to help you at whatever starting point you find yourself, and as you move toward meaningful goals you have set. Do you need help getting ready for college classes? We can help. Are you planning to attend classes while working a full-time job and managing an already busy life? You'll soon find you are in good company, as many CSI students also hold down steady jobs while meeting their educational goals.

Diversity: As you look around our campuses and your classes, you will see many students who are the first in their family to attend college, or who are returning to college, or balancing college and career. You are joining a diverse body of CSI students who are working to meet their goals and are moving on to higher education opportunities, and satisfying, productive, and rewarding careers.

How can I find success at CSI?

We're glad you asked!  You're in the right place! As you explore all topics on these web pages, CSI students, faculty and staff will help show you what you need to know before your first class to be successful, including:
  • important dates to remember
  • how to connect with your academic advisor
  • how to understand the financial aid process
  • how to register for classes
  • resources and help available to you as a CSI student
Get your start in the best way at CSI by taking the time to watch each of the short videos available on these pages.  Each page will also have a short checklist of action items you can do right away.  Crossing these items off your list will help you be ready to walk in the door of your first class, prepared and confident as you begin to achieve your dreams.

What you need to do

Log in to your CSI account

Within a period of 1-2 days after acceptance to CSI, all students are given a CSI account which includes login credentials for all CSI digital services, including websites, software, lab or checkout computers, and a CSI email account.  By default, your first password will be your eight-digit date of birth.  For example, if your birthday is January 1, 1990, your first password will be 01011990.

Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) - this important process helps ensure we can keep your digital identity safe.  MFA is used to ensure that digital users are who they say they are by requiring that they provide at least two pieces of evidence to prove their identity. The first time you log in you will be asked to complete MFA and to set up account recovery information.

MyCSI is your student portal, and from here you can pay tuition, add and drop classes (within certain deadlines), print your class schedule, check your grades, find a tutor, and more. You can visit MyCSI here.

CSI Email is the official email used by your class instructors, academic advisor, and other important college departments to communicate important information related to your academic record.  You should check this email account frequently to make sure you don’t miss important information.

Explore CSI

Find your way around campus - With 330 beautiful acres on our main campus, you don't have to worry about getting lost because members of our helpful community will be ready to give you a helping hand.  If you'd like to take a look around yourself, here's a map of CSI's main Twin Falls campus.


CSI off-campus centers - CSI serves multiple Magic Valley communities through off-campus centers located in Hailey, Gooding, Jerome, and Burley.

 

Visit campus - CSI student ambassadors are ready to give you and your family members a personal tour of campus

 

Connect through social media - You can reach out to us using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat!

New Students: Next Steps

Video tutorials and checklists for beginning your path at CSI.

Questions?

We're here to help.

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