International students participate in a orientation before the start of the academic semester. During the orientation students will become familiar with the campus, staff and have the opportunity to take a campus tour. You will also visit the city of Redding to identify shopping centers, banks, markets and other stores that you may visit while at Shasta College.
For first time student you will go on a city tour that will provide you a general understanding of our city and the surrounding area with its many landmarks and points of interest. Our campus has a lot to offer international students in regards to entertainment, recreation and social activities.
Our International Student Counselor will provide basic information about Shasta College services and programs, and requirements for associate degrees and bachelor's degrees, general-education and specific majors.
Before orientation you will be tested for English and Math proficiency in order to properly place you in the appropriate classes. All international students must complete both tests before they will be approved for classes.
Shasta College does have a dormitory complex on campus. Our dorms are very affordable and comfortable and all rooms are double occupancy, which means that you share a room with a roommate. International students are encouraged to room with friendly American students so that you may have someone who is familiar with the college and who can be there for you during the school year. Our housing office also provides a list of local apartments and rooms for rent for students who wish to live off-campus. There is bus service to and from campus which runs into the evening hours and is very convenient for students to use. Due to the limited number of spaces available, it is advised you submit your $200.00 (USD) deposit into the dorms no later than mid April for the fall semester. This will put you early on the list for a room reservation. If you are interested in more information or an application, please contact student housing.
Local airport pick up transportation can be arranged in advance.
Please see our section on ESL Classes.
A peer tutorial program offers tutoring for students needing assistance in English, Mathematics and Science. Tutorial labs are open during the daytime hours and early evening hours. These services are free to all students.
If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college, the Transfer Center will assist you with transfer information, university applications, and essay writing. The center offers workshops throughout the year.
Each semester, the Transfer Center hosts representatives from University of California at Davis, California State University Chico, Simpson University and other private colleges and universities. Their resource library includes current catalogs for U.S. colleges and universities.
Comprehensive health insurance is mandatory and will be collected each semester with the student's registration. A health center is located on campus and is open to all international students for medical consultations and referrals.
Students have access to a high tech computer labs and internet access through terminals located in our main library. Students Services Programs provide support services for students including assessment, counseling, career center and campus employment. Special sports facilities include an Olympic size swimming pool, tennis courts, Athletic training center and an all-weather track. A theatre, art gallery and music studios accommodate dramatic, dance, and musical performances. The library is fully automated, featuring on-line access to over 70,000 volumes, 500 e-books and 3,000 journal subscriptions.