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

Welcome to the 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.

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

WCHSCR Bylaws

Washington colleges should review our BYLAWS updated February, 2019, to determine if your institution is eligible for membership.

2020-21 Membership

No separate fee is required to join as a high school member of the WCHSCR.  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.  Please join or renew your MEMBERSHIP.

Membership Benefits:

  • Membership for all relevant staff at your site and the opportunity to be elected to serve on the Washington Council Board of Directors.
  • An opportunity to host and/or participate in the Fall Counselor Workshops, College Planning Days for high school students, and 8th Grade Planning Days.
  • The opportunity to participate in over 30 Fall Transfer Fairs on Washington community college campuses.
  • The opportunity to attend the Dual Credit (Running Start, College in the High School, CTE, etc.) and Transfer Advisor Workshops.
  • Listing in the online Higher Education Book.

2021 College Planning Day (Virtual) – April 22, 2021

The Washington Council’s College Planning Day provides a one-stop opportunity for high school juniors and undecided seniors to learn about Washington State’s higher education options.

This year, the event will take place online using the StriveScan Virtual Zoom platform. Participating Washington Colleges will be grouped into teams of 3 to each give a 10-minute presentation during each of three 30-minute sessions. Students and high school counselors will be able to select which group they would like to hear from in each of the three sessions. Individual Zoom links will be provided upon registration.

Sample College Planning Day Schedule

Washington colleges and universities, which are current on their 2020-21 membership dues, are invited to register online by March 22. Invitations to participate with more information are also sent via email to the primary contact for member institutions.

Registration is now open for high school students and counselors. Check out the schedule, list of colleges and register here: strivescan.com/washcouncil. The link will be provided here at that time. For general information or questions regarding College Planning Days contact Commission Chair, Lara Ramsay at lramsay@whitworth.edu.

Past Events

  • 2020 Fall Transfer Fairs/Events
    The WCHSCR Fall transfer fairs, held October through November each year, are designed to inform students in the Washington community and technical college system of their future transfer opportunities at Washington’s four-year colleges and universities. Fall 2020
  • 2020 Transfer Advisor Workshop
    The Transfer Advisor Workshop is designed to provide community college advisors with valuable transfer admissions and program information from Washington State 4-year public and private baccalaureate institutions as well as updates from state agencies. The
  • 2020 Fall Counselor Workshops
    These very popular workshops provide updated information to high school counselors. Held virtually on September 15th and 17th, 2020, we were excited to provide counselors current information from Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI),
  • 2020 8th Grade Event
    Held annually in the spring on several Washington college campuses, the Washington Council 8th Grade College Exploration Days are designed to introduce 8th graders to the available options for continuing their…Read More
  • 2020 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…Read More