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Oregon to California Reciprocity Agreement

The Fall 2014 exchange application to College of the Siskiyous will open at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 14, 2014.

The agreement states that Oregon residents who are certified by Southern Oregon University are eligible to receive California reduced tuition rates at one of the partner schools.The Oregon to California Reciprocity Agreement is an agreement between Southern Oregon University and three community colleges in Northern California: College of the Siskiyous, College of the Redwoods, and Shasta College.

In exchange, California residents may attend Southern Oregon University for reduced rates. If you are a California resident interested in the reciprocity agreement, please click here for information specific to your program!

Is it for me?

The program is open to all Oregon residents who are first time freshman, transfer, or post-baccalaureate students.

This program is not meant for students seeking California state residency. Students on the program must maintain Oregon residency, and any time spent on this program will not count toward gaining California residency.

How do I apply?

All students are required to complete the Exchange Program Application. The applications for College of the Redwoods and Shasta College are currently available online here

What happens next?

If you are approved, you will receive a copy of an exchange permit in the mail. The original permit will be sent directly to the partner school you have selected to attend.

If you are not accepted into the program, you will receive a letter in the mail with additional information.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Applying for the exchange permit is separate from applying to the partner school of your choice. Receipt of an exchange permit from Southern Oregon University is not a guarantee of acceptance to the partner school. Please contact the partner school for their admissions information.

Other specific partner school information:

  • College of the Siskiyous only accepts a total of 25 students for the year. Permits will be awarded to the first 25 appliants who complete their files with SOU Admissions. 
  • College of the Redwoods has a GPA requirement of 2.25.

The application is good for one partner school only. If you are not sure of which partner institution to attend, we suggest visiting the campuses and taking a tour. This can help in your decision. Apply when you know which school you would like to attend.

Our partner schools are on a semester system. To ensure your spot at our partner school and on the exchange program be aware of application deadlines and apply early. For more information about our partner schools please visit their websites:

College of the Siskiyous
College of the Redwoods
Shasta College

Contact Us!

If you have any questions about the program, how to apply, or what your status is, please give us a call or email! 1-800-482-7672 ext 6411 or admissions@sou.edu.