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 Graduation Requirements

WA Comparison Table of high school graduation requirements, minimum college admissions standards, and NCAA requirements:

WA College Academic Distribution Requirements (CADRs):

WA High School Graduation Requirements:


State Board of Education:

Aligning HS Graduation Requirements and Minimum College Admission Requirements

The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) has been meeting with the State Board of Education (SBE) in order to better align HS graduation requirements and minimum college admission requirements. The WSAC 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

Please click on the document “Minimum College Admission Standards for students entering College or University Summer or Fall 2012 (revised March 2011)

Eligible Member Colleges and Universities

The Art Institute of Seattle

Bastyr University

Bates Technical College

Bellevue Community College

Bellingham Technical College

Big Bend Community College

Cascadia Community College

Central Washington University

Centralia College

Clark College

City University

Clover Park Technical College

Columbia Basin College

Community Colleges of Spokane

Cornish College of the Arts

Eastern Washington University

Edmonds Community College

Everett Community College

The Evergreen State College

Gonzaga University

Grays Harbor College

Green River Community College

Heritage University

Highline Community College

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Lower Columbia College

North Seattle Community College

Northwest Indian College

Northwest University

Olympic College

Pacific Lutheran University

Peninsula College

Pierce College District

Renton Technical College

Saint Martin's University

Seattle Central Community College

Seattle Pacific University

Seattle University

Shoreline Community College

Skagit Valley College

South Puget Sound Community College

South Seattle Community College

Spokane Community College

Spokane Falls Community College

Tacoma Community College

University of Puget Sound

University of Washington-Seattle

University of Washington-Bothell

University of Washington-Tacoma

Walla Walla University

Walla Walla Community College

Washington State University-Pullman

Washington State University - Tri-Cities

Washington State University-Vancouver

Wenatchee Valley College

Western Washington College

Whatcom Community College

Whitman College

Whitworth University

Yakima Valley Community College

Please visit the websites listed above for the latest 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

Contact Us

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