The Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) has been meeting with the State Board of Education (SBE) in order to better align HS graduation requirements and minimum college admission requirements. The HECB has just approved requirements that move towards this alignment.
The College Academic Distribution Requirements (CADRs) have not changed from those currently in place as outlined in the chart linked below, except the removal of the requirement of 3 CADR courses in the 11th and 12th grade. Students are encouraged to take 3 CADR credits every year in HS, especially the senior year.
Other policy changes to align with SBE graduation requirements are available on our website at http://www.hecb.wa.gov/research/issues/admissions.asp.
Please click on the document “Minimum College Admission Standards for students entering College or University Summer or Fall 2012 (revised March 2011)”
NCAA rules regarding software-based credit recovery, virtual, online, independent study and correspondence courses have changed. These types of courses, which are identified by the NCAA Eligibility Center as nontraditional courses, must meet specific guidelines in order to be used toward initial eligibility for college-bound student-athletes. The rule change was adopted for Division I college-bound student-athletes and was effective August 1, 2010. This legislation has now been adopted for Division II as well. Click here for further information.
The 2011-2012 Higher Education book is available as a free PDF download on WashingtonCouncil.org/publications.htm, or may be ordered as a printed copy from our Publications tab.
The Higher Education Book provides descriptions of all two and four year public and private, non-profit institutions of higher education in Washington State. Detailed profiles of 37 institutions describe admission policies and practices are included. Additionally, Directory information for Washington colleges and high schools are published in this book.
Running Start Presentation 2011, details 4-year colleges offering Running Start, by Jeannie Beierle, Counselor, Yelm HIgh School and Wanda Curtis, University of Washington - Tacoma.
CheckOutACollege.com (Provided by the SBCTC) - Discover your career interests, explore your education options, and find the Washington state community or technical college that best meets your goals.
Washington Career Bridge (Provided by the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board) - Matches each job with education and training programs offered throughout the state. See at a glance the cost of tuition, books and other fees, the location and length of training, entrance requirements and more. Also the new home of the Eligible Training Provider (ETP) List.Julie Manhan is a WC member. She shares her admissions blog http://collegenavigation.net/blog/
Please visit the websites listed above for the latest information.