BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY

In order for Salish Kootenai College to provide you with the most effective assistance possible, it is very important that you follow the steps below in order. Steps completed out of order will likely lead to road blocks in your application, acceptance, and attendance at SKC. These steps have been created in order to provide you with the most trouble free beginning to your future as possible.

STEP 1: EXPLORE CAREER PATHS AT SKC

Find the best career path Salish Kootenai College has to offer you.

Career Services is here to help you along the way.  CLICK HERE FOR SKC CAREER SERVICES.

STEP 2: APPLY TO SALISH KOOTENAI COLLEGE

SKC does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual identification, gender, age, or disability, except as allowed by the Indian preference provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. Consistent with state and federal law, reasonable accommodation will be provided to persons with disabilities.

The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the College’s compliance with federal and state discrimination and sexual harassment laws, including Title IX. Inquiries concerning Title VI, IX, and Section 504 may be referred to: Rachel Andrews-Gould, Title IX Coordinator, (406) 275-4985, or the Montana Human Rights Commission, 1236 Sixth Ave, Helena, MT, 59624, (406) 444-2844/(800) 542-0807.

STEP 3: APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID

What is Financial Aid?

Financial aid is funding that will help you and your family meet college expenses such as tuition, fees, books, supplies, etc. The basic sources of aid are grants, scholarships, employment, and loans. You and your parents (if you are dependent) are considered the primary sources of funding for these costs. Financial aid is intended to fill the gaps where you and your parents might fall short in paying for your education.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (known as the FAFSA) is a form that can be prepared annually by current and prospective college students (undergraduate and graduate) in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid.

Our School Code at Salish Kootenai College is 015023

STEP 4: APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

Salish Kootenai College Maintains a list of our available scholarships. This list is updated quarterly. 

For more information please contact Lennie at 406-275-4826 OR Ellie at 406-275-4825.

SKC OFFERS 45 DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES THAT PROVIDE YOU WITH THE GREATEST OPPORTUNITIES TO START YOUR JOURNEY SUCCESSFULLY.

SKC's INSTRUCTORS ARE HIGHLY QUALIFIED. 29% HAVE DOCTORATES AND 55% HAVE MASTERS DEGREES. ALL ARE EXPERTS IN THEIR FIELDS OF INSTRUCTION. 

STEP 5: APPLY FOR HOUSING

On campus housing includes Family Housing and Dormitories. We can also help with Off-Campus Housing.

STEP 6: PLACEMENT ASSESSMENT

All new and returning full-time and part-time students who have not accumulated 30 quarter credits are required to take a Placement Assessment test that assesses skills in reading, English and mathematics, prior to pre-registration. The Placement Assessment is given prior to pre-registration and on a weekly basis throughout the year. Notice of the Placement Assessment dates will be posted in the SKC quarterly Class Schedule.

Placement Assessment must be taken before registration for classes can occur.

Placement Assessment Weekly Schedule

Monday 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m.

The Placement Assessment will take approximately 3+ hours. The Placement Assessment is timed; therefore, it is important that students arrive on time. Students do not need to sign up ahead of time.

Location of the Placement Assessment testing is in the Department of Academic Success building, room 110.

For question about the Placement Assessment contact the Department of Academic Success (406) 275-4792 or (406) 275-4868.

A great study resource for Placement Assessment is EdReady Montana.

If you are unable to take the TABE at SKC, you can take it at one of the following sites; just click;

www.opi.mt.gov/Programs/CTAE/ABE.html  or  www.montana.edu/airo/tribal.html

STEP 7: GET YOUR SKC EMAIL ACCOUNT

You will be given your SKC student email account and instruction regarding your SKC student ID during Student Orientation.

YOUR JOURNEY IS ABOUT TO BEGIN. WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU!

STEP 8: COMPLETE ORIENTATION

Proceed to the online Pre New Student Orientation here.

To learn more about orientation and view the schedule of events here.

You will also find information regarding the parent sessions for New Student Orientation.

 

STEP 9: COMPLETE HAVEN & ALCOHOLEDU TRAINING

Salish Kootenai College and the Center for Prevention & Wellness wants to work together with you to create a fun, healthy and vibrant campus community. As part of that commitment, we require all students to complete HAVEN and AlcoholEdu -- engaging online, research-based programs that provide a unique learning experience regarding important prevention skills and strategies for our students.

These two online platforms are required by SKC and must be completed by October 28th, 2016.

HAVEN
Through HAVEN you will learn about healthy relationships, the importance of consent and being a good communicator, and the many ways you can help create the safe, positive campus. This platform addresses the Title IX requirements as set by federal standards.

AlcoholEdu
This online experience includes alcohol related content featuring videos and virtual activities. Whether or not you drink, AlcoholEdu empowers students to make well-informed decisions and provides some simple strategies to help keep you and your friends safe. Federal guidelines require students to participate in alcohol education at least once while attending a higher education institution.

Click below to begin both online programs.

Please enter the school code 02be33ad and click I'm a student to create your Haven and Alcohol Edu account.