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:   http://www.wsac.wa.gov/sites/default/files/HSgradReqs.CADRS.NCAA.ComparisonTable.1pg.pdf


WA College Academic Distribution Requirements (CADRs):  http://www.wsac.wa.gov/sites/default/files/2015.CADRs.Appendix.pdf


WA High School Graduation Requirements:

OSPI:   http://www.k12.wa.us/GraduationRequirements/default.aspx

State Board of Education:   http://www.sbe.wa.gov/graduation.php

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 http://www.wsac.wa.gov.

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

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 info@washingtoncouncil.org

Contact Us

Washington Council Contact Information
Lucretia Folks, Executive Secretary, info@washingtoncouncil.org  
PO Box 2315
Olympia, WA 98507-2315