NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION
An essential and mandatory part of your journey to and at SKC is Online New Student Orientation (Step 5 below). Spring NSO will open on February 8, 2021 and close March 28, 2021.
STEP 1: APPLY TO SALISH KOOTENAI COLLEGE
Complete an Admission Application. Follow up with the Office of Admissions to confirm your Admissions File is complete.
All required documents should be submitted within one week of submission of your application in order for it to be processed
Transfer Students, please contact the SKC Academic Transfer Specialist
All required documents can be found as part of the first step in the Application Process above.
STEP 2: COMPLETE THE ONLINE PLACEMENT ASSESSMENTS
All new and transferring 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. We are currently providing these tests online after the Placement Intake Form has been completed.
Placement Assessments must be taken before registration for classes can occur.
We need to ask a few questions to create a profile for you as a student. When your placement results are complete they will be placed with your profile and sent on to your advisor along with course recommendations.
- Student ID Number (please use your cell phone number at this time)
- First Name
- Last Name
- Select Your Instructor (Please select new student)
- Access Password - bison
In this section, you will provide a writing sample based on the prompt given. Your writing will be evaluated in order to place you in the best English course.
Step 5: Online New Student Orientation
Before starting the next quarter we will be hosting a self-paced Online NSO. Spring Quarter NSO 2020-21 will be open beginning February 8, 2021 and closing March 28, 2021.
After completing the Online NSO, you will communicate with an Academic Advisor to review your degree plan and finalize your class schedule. After your Advising session and completing a placement assessment your Advisor will assist you in registering for classes.