No separate fee is required to join as a high school member of the Washington Council for High School and College Relations.
All OSPI recognized high schools in the state of Washington with grade nine (9) or above are eligible for membership. Independent High School Counselors who are members of NACAC and/or PNACAC are eligible to be members. Washington colleges should review our Bylaws to determine if your institution is eligible for membership.
Please join or renew your Membership
These very popular workshops provide updated information to high school counselors. Held in nine locations throughout the state in September, counselors hear current information from four year public and private universities, updates from OSPI and the Washington Student Achievement Council, network with fellow counselors, and have the opportunity for Q & A. To register, click on the workshop that you would like to attend.
Sept. 14th - Spokane Falls Community College
Sept. 15th - Columbia Basin College
Sept. 16th - Wenatchee Valley College
Sept. 17th - Seattle Pacific University
Sept. 18th - University of Washington-Bothell
Sept. 21st - St. Martin's University
Sept. 22nd - Washington State University-Vancouver
Sept. 23rd - Pacific Lutheran University
Sept. 24th - Western Washington University
Contact: Jana Jaraysi, email@example.com Commission Chair for additional information.
Held from September- November at 30+ Washington State Community and Technical Colleges each year, the intended purpose of these college fairs assist students with questions and information about transferring to our state's four-year colleges.
Evening fairs are also hosted for local high school students and their parents at some locations.
2015 Dates, times and locations can be found on our Schedule. By mid-July
1. Please update your membership to remain eligible to attend/host fairs.
2. Let us know if you are interested in hosting an evening fair for local high
3. Let us know if you are NOT interested/able to host non-member
colleges/universities for Fall.
4. Let us know total number of schools you can accommodate at your site.
Eligible non-member colleges may participate on a space available basis for a fee. Non-member colleges must have regional accreditation to participate. If you have questions about eligibility view the Guidelines or please email Myndee Ronning. Eligible non-member colleges click here to Register.
The Community College hosts have collectively agreed to close registration for their event 2 weeks prior to their fair date. Late registrations are not guaranteed advertisement. Should a cancellation be necessary for any given site, no refunds will be processed after the event's published registration deadline.
Contact: Commission Chair, Myndee Ronning firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
What: Learn more about Washington's Dual Credit opportunities, including College in the High School, Running Start, Advanced Placement, Cambridge, International Baccalaureate, and Tech Prep.
For Whom? High school and higher education educators, administrators, and counselors.
When: February 6, 2015 9:00 a.m. - to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Pierce College Puyallup (directions)
The Washington Council's College Planning Day provides a one-stop opportunity for your high school sophomores, juniors, and undecided seniors to learn about Washington State's higher education options.
3/16 - WSU Tri Cities - Jana Kay Lunstad @ email@example.com
3/23 - Seattle Pacific University - Amanda McGovern @ firstname.lastname@example.org
3/23 - Walla Walla Community College - Carol Bennett @ email@example.com
3/24 - University of Washington-Bothell - Muriel Montenegro @ firstname.lastname@example.org
3/24 - Big Bend Community College - Rita Ramierez @ email@example.com
3/25 - Wenatchee Valley CC - Donte Quinine @ firstname.lastname@example.org
3/26 - UW-Tacoma - Monica Strandstrom - @ email@example.com
3/26 - Heritage University - David Wise @ Wise_D@heritage.edu
3/27 - Bellevue College - Zak Yousuf @ firstname.lastname@example.org
3/27 - Western Washington University - Shanshan Tan @ Shanshan.Tan@wwu.edu
3/31 - South Puget Sound CC - Steve McRavin @ email@example.com
3/31 - Spokane Falls CC - Nicole Ridnour @ Nicole.Ridnour@sfcc.spokane.edu
4/2 - Clark College - Jami Fordyce @ JFordyce@clark.edu
Contact: Commission Chair, Jami Buselmeier, firstname.lastname@example.org for information or questions regarding College Planning Days.
This popular, high-energy event stresses to eighth grade students the need to take control and make the best use of their high school experience. Our goal is that each student will develop the mindset they will attend college. Students participate in individual tracks that take them through a series of group sessions. These sessions are designed to show why high school is important and how to get involved with the many opportunities available in higher education. Host sites are limited due to institutions' capacity to host.
If you are a Washington middle school teacher or counselor who is interested in bringing your students to an 8th Grade Exploration Day, please contact the Site Coordinator of the location you wish to attend. Note some sites have limited capacity due to space. March 27 - Pierce College St. Steilacoom March 27 - Green River Community College March 31 - Renton Technical College
March 20 - Washington State University-Vancouver
Contact Site Coordinator, Michael Blankenship, at email@example.com
March 24 - Eastern Washington University
Contact Site Coordinator, Whitney Meyer, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Site Coordinator, Ruthie Schindler, at email@example.com
Contact Site Coordinator, Kiana Fuega, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Site Coordinator, Andrea Lancaster, at email@example.com If you are a representative from a Washington community college or university who is interested in becoming a host site, and your institution has staffing resources to contribute to becoming a host site, please contact Commission Co-Chair Kim Hiatt, firstname.lastname@example.org
March 27 - Pierce College St. Steilacoom
March 27 - Green River Community College
March 31 - Renton Technical College
5th Annual Transfer Advisor Workshop
Friday, April 24th - Green River Community College - Kent Station
Friday, May 8th - Columbia Basin College
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Check-in at 8:30 a.m.)
Optional networking brown bag lunch and transfer fair from 12-1 p.m.
This workshop will provide valuable transfer admissions and program information Washington State 4-year public and private baccalaureate institutions as well as updates from State agencies.
To register, click your preferred location above.
Contact: Karl Smith, Kds@uw.edu Commission Chair for additional information.