The Washington Council

The Washington Council

The Washington Council for High School-College Relations operates for educational purposes, and is organized to assist all Washington state students to access and engage in post-secondary opportunities at its member institutions.

The Washington Council for High School-College Relations (WCHSCR)

2017-2018 Membership

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.

*Note: The bylaws are currently under review and some decisions regarding membership may be placed on hold until that review is completed.  Please join or renew your Membership


2017-2018 Fall Counselor Workshop - Higher Education Book

The 2017-18 Fall Counselor Workshop - Higher Education Book provides descriptions of two- and four-year public and private, non-profit institutions of higher education in Washington State. The latest edition is available to view and download here.
Public/Private Admission Fees & Deadlines
SBCTC Admissions & Financial Aid
OSPI PPT

2018 College Planning Days

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.


2018 Schedule:
March 07th - Heritage University = David Wise, [email protected]
March 13th - WSU Tri Cities = Kristy Gilmartin, [email protected]
March 14th - WSU Vancouver = Julie Mercado, [email protected]
March 20th - UW Bothell = Muriel Montenegro, [email protected]
March 22nd- UW Tacoma = Megan Beresford, [email protected]
March 23rd - UW Tacoma = Megan Beresford, [email protected] 
March 23rd - Walla Walla CC @ Clarkston = Miguel Inzunza, [email protected]
March 26th - Western Washington University = Stephanie Cheng, [email protected]
March 27th - Bellevue College = Cathy Thruelsen, [email protected]
March 28th - Wenatchee Valley College =
Lucero Martinez, [email protected]
March 29th - Spokane College = Abby Monta, [email protected]

The Washington Council does anticipate the availability of some funds for bus subsidies in 2018. Our request form is available through January 15th. Questions can be sent to Melody Ferguson at [email protected].


For general information or questions regarding College Planning Days contact Commission Chair, Jami Buselmeier at [email protected]


8th Grade Event

Held annually in the spring on several Washington college campuses, the Washington Council 8th Grade Events are designed to introduce 8th graders to the available options for continuing their education after high school. Students rotate through a series of small group sessions which are designed to be interactive as well as educational. All events start promptly at 9:00 a.m. and run until 12:45 p.m.


Please note school districts are responsible for transportation costs and brown bag lunches. The event itself is free! Space is limited and may be capped per district. Contact the site coordinator for additional details and to sign up.


2018 Schedule:
March 23rd - Pierce College
= Ruthie Schindler, [email protected]  FULL
March 23rd - Peninsula College = Sara Rinearson, [email protected]
March 23rd - Columbia Basin College = Melanie Casciato, [email protected] FULL
March 23rd - Central Washington University = Andres Moreno, [email protected] FULL
March 27th - Clark College
= Beth Means, [email protected] FULL
March 27th - Renton Technical College =
Aaron Reader, [email protected]
March 28th - Eastern Washington University = Nate Marney, [email protected]
March 29th - Western Washington University = Stephanie Cheng, [email protected]


For general information or questions regarding 8th Grade Events contact Kim Hiatt, [email protected].


2018 Transfer Advisor Workshops

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm - Green River Community Station Kent Campus.

Registration coming soon!!

This workshop will provide valuable transfer admissions and program information from Washington State 4-year public and private baccalaureate institutions as well as updates from State agencies.


Contact: Karl Smith, [email protected] Commission Chair for additional information.


2018 Fall Counselor Workshops

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.  

Registration coming soon!!!


Sept. 10th  - Spokane Community College
Sept. 11th  - WSU Tri-Cities
Sept. 12th  - University of Washington-Bothell
Sept. 13th  - Seattle Pacific University
Sept. 14th  - Wenatchee Valley College
Sept. 17th  - The Evergreen State College
Sept. 18th  - Western Washington University
Sept. 19th  - Pacific Lutheran University
Sept. 20th  - WSU Vancouver

Contact: Jana Jaraysi, [email protected] Commission Chair for additional information.


2018 Dual-Credit Workshop

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:           October 18th & 19th, 2018.

Where:          South Puget Sound Community College, Lacey
Fee:              $40
Workshop Schedule:

 - Day one starts with 10:00 a.m. check-in; working lunch included and wraps up by 5:15 p.m.
 - Day two starts with 8:30 a.m. welcome and light breakfast and wraps up before 1:00 p.m.

Registration and hotel info will be available soon. Check back for updates.


Contact: Valerie Frey, [email protected], Commission Chair, for additional information


Previous Events

2017 Fall Transfer Fairs

Held from September - November at 30 Washington State Community Colleges each year.  The intended purpose of these college fairs is to assist students with questions and information about transferring to our state's four-year colleges.


Fall 2017 Transfer Fair Schedule, fair guidelines, registration.

Current dues paying members can register for fairs beginning August 1, 2017. For registration link please email: [email protected]u.


Non-member colleges with regional accreditation may register on a space-available basis for a ($150/event) fee beginning August 20, 1017.


Registration for fairs closes 2 weeks prior to each individual fair. 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.


Questions or member registration: Myndee Ronning, Chair Transfer Fair Commission [email protected].

Welcome to Washington Council

Welcome to the Washington Council for High School-College Relations (WCHSCR) website. The Washington Council operates for educational purposes and is organized to assist all Washington State students to access and engage in post-secondary opportunities at its member institutions.

If we can be of service to you in your work with students, please contact our Executive Secretary or any of our Board Members at [email protected].

Washington Council Contact Information:

Lucretia Folks, Executive Secretary

PO Box 2315
Olympia, WA 98507-2315

[email protected]


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