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Are You a Non-Traditional Student?

You may identify as a nontraditional student if you:

  • Are over the age of 19 and a year out of high school
  • Are married, divorced, or partnered
  • Work full time
  • Are returning to college after taking a break
  • Are a parent or caregiver of a family member
  • Are changing careers
  • Are a military veteran or on active duty
  • Have low income or independent financial status

Find Your Community at CSI!

We know you play many life-enriching roles such as parent, worker, spouse, partner, mentor, caregiver, and community member. Isn’t it time now to take these experiences to the next level, leading to career advancement, increased earnings, networking opportunities, and/or personal achievement?

CSI can help ease your transition back into the classroom. We are committed to providing you with a clear academic plan to further your education and to achieve your academic, career, and personal aspirations.

You have what it takes!  

What Kind of Support is Available?

Academic Support

The College of Southern Idaho offeres academic resources to ensure the academic success of all students. More resources are available beyond the ones mentioned here. Please reach out to our Admissions Office for any specific needs you might have.

Financial Support

If you identify as a non-traditional student, you may be eligible to apply for the Non-Traditional Student Scholarship. Many other financial resources are available for CSI students.

Well-Being Support

At CSI, you can find mental, physical, and family health resources to help you maintain a balance between your homelife and your education. Explore your options from individual counseling sessions, to exercise classes, to one of the best accredited daycare programs for the children of CSI students.


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"Coming back to CSI after having an 8-year break was the hardest decision I have ever made. I was scared of how I would pay off my schooling or what steps I have to take to reinstate as a student. I went into admissions and registered for my classes, and they directed me to Aaliyah Garcia to see if I qualified for a scholarship. I was so nervous to reach out, but Aaliyah set up a zoom meeting with me. She was so comforting when I told her my story and reassured that she would be cheering me on to finish what I started. She helped me to get some scholarships and checks up to see how I'm doing. Her and the other staff members at CSI, have been so supporting. Thank you so much Aaliyah for all of your guidance."


- Yesenia R.
Student Testimonial

CSI Admission Office

Phone: (208) 732-6221
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

315 Falls Ave.
Twin Falls, ID 83301

Let's Connect!

Aaliyah Rodriguez
Aaliyah Rodriguez
Admissions Outreach Coordinator - Non Traditional/Adult Learner
Office: Taylor 118
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