Getting Started


Getting Started

Our Door is Open to All

The College of Southern Idaho is an open-door, equal opportunity institution. We welcome all students who can benefit from our educational programs and services regardless of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, and/or disability. We are committed to providing all eligible students access to appropriate educational offerings. The College administers a placement test in order to place students in appropriate courses. Some programs and courses have special requirements for admission/registration.

CSI offers a wide range of degrees and certificates, as well as numerous opportunities for you to grow as an individual and discover who you are through involvement in activities beyond the classroom (student government, clubs and organizations, speech and debate, honors program, athletics, dance, cheer, pep band, jazz, choir, recreational activities, etc.).

Becoming a CSI student is easy.
Just follow the steps in the Checklist listed below.


  1. Apply for Admission (no application fee) online through MyCSI
  2. If you plan on applying for financial aid and scholarships, you need to do so as early as possible after January 1st.
  3. Take the CSI Placement Test (COMPASS) at the CSI Testing Center (no fee) or bring your ACT scores - COMPASS is NOT an admission test and you cannot fail the test; it is NOT meant to screen out applicants; its role is to help us place students in the appropriate English and Math classes. However, it is very important that you do well on the COMPASS test because it impacts what classes you will be placed in.
  4. Submit official final high school transcript (GED or high school equivalency transcripts) and all previous college transcripts
  5. Become familiar with the CSI Catalog and meet with an advisor to discuss majors and courses
  6. Some programs have additional requirements. Contact the Advising Center for details.
  7. Browse the Schedule of Courses either through MyCSI or in PDF format
  8. Register for classes
  9. Idaho residents must submit the Certificate of Residency (complete during registration)
  10. Setup/activate your EagleMail Account.
    Important: CSI E-mail is the primary means of written communication with students. Check your CSI E-mail account daily to ensure that you do not miss any important announcements or deadlines.
  11. Pay your tuition and fees online through MyCSI or in person in the Matrix or off-campus centers.
  12. Attend your classes, learn, grow, and graduate

For clarification regarding admission policies or procedures contact the Admissions and Records Office at 208-732-6795.

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Estimated Budget for 2014 - 2015 School Year

To help you plan for your college expenses, the budget below shows estimated annual expenses for a full-time student living on campus. All costs are subject to change.

Resident Status for Tuition Purposes

Residency determination for tuition purposes is governed by rules and regulations adopted by the College of Southern Idaho Board of Trustees and Idaho Code § 33-2110, § 33-2110A and § 33-2110B.

Based on information provided by the applicant in the application for admission, the Admissions and Records Office makes an initial determination concerning the student's residency status for tuition purposes (e.g. Idaho/out-of-state, in-district/out-of-district).

For more information read our residency policy and procedures.

Helpful Campus Numbers

Admissions & Records 732-6795
Testing Center 732-6532
Advising Center 732-6250
Financial Aid 732-6273
Scholarships 732-6227
Student Disabilities Services 732-6260
Career and Counseling Services 732-6303
Multicultural Student Services 732-6383
Veteran's Services 732-6237
Housing and Food Service 732-6221
Child Care 732-6645
Student Health Center 732-6675
Student Activities 732-6221
Academic Development Center 732-6530
Center for New Directions 732-6680
Off Campus Centers  
Blaine County Center (208) 788-2038
Mini-Cassia Center (208) 678-1400
Northside Center (208) 934-8678
Toll Free: 1-800-6800-csi (Idaho &Nevada)

Instructional Calendar

For more information please contact one of the following offices.