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​Returning students count as students who have done the following:

Been out of college for more than one year or more. When you have to re-enroll and start a new catalog year and cannot count the previous catalog year. If you have been out for a year or less. Your account should still be able to be accessed. If not a student must reapply to become a returning student.

 
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Steps to Enroll & Register

1​​​ ​Complete a CO​​S Web Application. Required for all new and returning students.​
Submit an Admissions application using CCCApply . Submit the application online and print a copy of t​he confirmation page for your records. For more information, please call (559) 730-3727. Make sure your name reads the same on both the Application and Orientation Form. ​
2 ​Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible.
Complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or pick up FAFSA forms in the Financial Aid Office in Sequoia Room 105 or at the Hanford Center. Click here for Scholarship Information.
3 ​Meet with a counselor.
It is recommended that returing students pursuing a certificate/degree/transfer program see a COS counselor for academic counseling and a Student Education Plan. To schedule an appointment, call (559) 730-3741 or (559) 730-3715 for the Visalia campus; or call (559) 583-2500 for the Hanford campus. Click Counseling ​for more information.
4 ​Register for COS classes.
You must complete Step 1 before registering.
Click here to Register for Classes . First log in: UserID - Social Security number or Banner ID number. PIN - your birth date (mmddyy). Change your PIN after the first login. Click Web Registration Instructions for more information.
Make sure to check your schedule for accuracy.
5 Complete COS Web Orientation.
You must complete Step 1 before orientation.​
New students pursuing a certificate/degree/transfer program are required to complete orientation, either online or by atte​​nding the First Giant Step Orientation . Call (559) 737-4849 for more information. Students will earn .5 unit of credit for orientation and will be charged the appropriate unit cost.​

Activate Your Email

​Activate and check regularly your COS Giant Email Account as this is the official means of communication between COS students and the College. Go to COS Banner Web to activate.

Submit Transcripts from Other Colleges

If you attended other colleges - Request transcripts from each college attended, whether or not credit was earned to the COS Admissions & Records Office.
 
Transcripts are to be official copies sent directly from previous schools to:
 
Admissions and Records Office
College of the Sequoias
915 S. Mooney Boulevard
Visalia, CA 93277

*All transcripts will become the property of College of the Sequoias and will not be released to the student or another institution.