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.

High School 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. To register for a workshop, please go to home page and click on the workshop location that you would like to attend.

2016 Schedule:
Sept. 12th  - Western Washington University

Sept. 13th  - The Evergreen State College
Sept. 14th  - University of Washington-Tacoma 
Sept. 15th  - Seattle Pacific University 
Sept. 16th  - Wenatchee Valley College
Sept. 19th  - Eastern Washington University 
Sept. 20th  - Washington State University-Tri-Cities 

Sept. 21st  - Washington State University-Vancouver

Sept. 22nd - University of Washington-Bothel

Contact: Jana Jaraysi, Commission Chair for additional information.

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. 

2016 Schedule:
3/15 - WSU Tri Cities - Mariella Lora @   
3/17 - WSU Vancouver - Jorge Argueta @ 
3/21 - Western Washington - Mario Orallo-Molinaro @
3/22 - Walla Walla CC - Carol Bennett @
 - UW Bothell - Muriel Montenegro @  
3/23 - Big Bend - Enedelia Nicholson @  
3/23 - Seattle Pacific - Emilio Cabrera @   
3/24 - Wenatchee Valley - Erin Tofte @   
3/24 - UW Tacoma - Kira Glynn @  
3/25 - Yakima Valley - Quinn Hale @    
3/25 - UW Tacoma - Kira Glynn @   
3/29 - Spokane CC - Ramona Barhorst @  
3/29 - Bellevue College - Cathy Thruelsen @
3/30 - Centralia College - Michael Christiansen @   

A select number of bus subsidies are available to cover up to $100 of transportation costs for high schools
attending one of the 2016 College Planning Day events. To request a bus subsidy, please submit information at by January 31st.

For general information or questions regarding College Planning Days contact

8th Grade College Exploration 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. each Our goal is that student will develop the mindset they will attend college. Students participate individual tracks that take them through a series of group sessions.  The 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.

2016 Schedule

March 22 - Eastern Washington University
Contact Site Coordinator - Nate Marney,

March 23 - Western Washington University
Contact Site Coordinator - Freddy Collins,

March 24 - Green River College
Contact Site Coordinator, Kassidy Chamblin,

March 25 - Pierce College
Contact Site Coordinator - Ruthie Schindler, 

March 25 - Peninsula College
Contact Site Coordinator - Shelby Eggert,

 March 30 - Clark College
Contact Site Coordinator - Beth Means,

March 31 - Renton Technical College
Contact Site Coordinator - Andrea Lancaster,

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, or Anne White,





2016 Transfer Adviser Workshop

Annual Transfer Advisor Workshop
Friday, April 15th - Columbia Basin College
Friday, April 22nd - Green River Community College - Kent Station
8 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. Optional New Advisor Workshop (Check-in at 7:30 a.m.)

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Check-in at 8:30 a.m.)

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. 

Click your preferred location above to register for this free event.

Contact Committee Chair, Karl Smith, for additional information.

WCHSCR Fall Transfer Fairs and WCHSCR Evening High School Fairs

2015 Schedule

Held from September - November at 30+ Washington State Community and Technical 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. Evening fairs are also hosted for local high school students and their parents at some locations. 

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 contact commission co-chairs. Eligible non-member colleges click here to Register. Click here for Guidelines.

2015 Dates, time and locations can be found on our Fall 2015 Transfer Fair Schedule.

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: Myndee Ronning or Gail Bruce, Commission Co-Chairs for additional information.

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 any our Executive Secretary or any of our Board Members at

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Contact Us

Washington Council Contact Information
Lucretia Folks, Executive Secretary,  
PO Box 2315
Olympia, WA 98507-2315

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