BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY

Things to do before you start classes at Salish Kootenai College: Here are some steps to complete due to the extraordinary circumstances we find ourselves in.

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

An essential and mandatory part of your journey to and at SKC is New Student Orientation (Step 5 below). Spring 2020  NSO will be held online Friday, March 27th.

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.

Email: juan_perez@skc.edu
Phone: 406-275-4855
Fax: 406-275-4801
Message/Text: 406-285-7415

Transfer Students, please contact the SKC Academic Transfer Specialist
Corinna Littlewolf
Email: corinna_littlewolf@skc.edu
Phone: 406-275-4774

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.

MATH PLACEMENT:

This quick diagnostic will give us an idea of which math class is a good fit for you to be challenged and successful.
You will be asked for the following
  • 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 

WRITING PLACEMENT:

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 3: SET UP YOUR DIGITAL ACCOUNTS

Once your admissions application process is complete, you will need to set up your digital accounts. The I.T. Helpdesk will help you set up student email, printing, Schoology, student portal (JICS).

helpdesk@skc.edu
406-275-4357

When leaving a message or emailing the helpdesk it is very important that you provide I.T. Services with your full legal name, date of birth and SKC ID number (if known). This will help them set up your digital accounts.

STEP 4: ACCEPT YOUR FINANCIAL AID

Accept your Financial Aid by contacting the Financial Aid Office for assistance

(406) 274-4857
financialaid@student.skc.edu

DON'T HAVE FINANCIAL AID YET?

Submit a FAFSA Application online at studentaid.gov to determine your eligibility for financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships. Add our SKC school code: 015023. After you submit the FAFSA, SKC Financial Aid will send an email notification requesting you to complete your financial aid file.

Contact the Financial Aid Office for assistance at 406-275-4857.

STEP 5: NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

On March 27, 2020, SKC will host Virtual Spring Quarter New Student Orientation Session. After these sessions, 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.

Learn more about orientation sessions here.

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