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 at info@washingtoncouncil.org.

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

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.

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 update: Due to COVID-19, WCHSCR will not be sponsoring in-person transfer fairs this Fall.  Instead, WCHSCR will be offering virtual Transfer Knowledge Sessions and endorsing the PNACAC Virtual College Fairs.

1.  WCHSCR:  Transfer Knowledge Sessions (offering)
Dates: October 6 – 8, 2020, and Nov 2 – 4, 2020

Presented by 2- and 4-year partner colleges and universities, these virtual transfer knowledge sessions are meant to provide general transfer information to prospective transfer students statewide.  We encourage your participation by signing up to present or co-present on one of the following topics no later than September 11.   Please note: Transfer knowledge sessions will not be university specific sessions and presenters must be members in good standing of WCHSCR.

Sign-Up Form: WCHSCR Transfer Knowledge Sessions – Due September 11

WCHSCR Transfer Knowledge Fair Session Topics:

Oct 6 @ 11AM & Nov 2 @ 12PM  |  Transfer 101

Oct 6 @ 12PM & Nov 2 @ 11AM  |  Getting into Your Major:  Engineering

Oct 6 @ 1PM & Nov 2 @ 2PM      |  Getting into Your Major:  Nursing

Oct 6 @ 2PM & Nov 2 @ 1PM      |  Getting into Your Major:  Comp Science

Oct 7 @ 11AM & Nov 3 @ 12PM  |  Transfer 101

Oct 7 @ 11AM & Nov 3 @ 12PM  |  Getting into Your Major:  Business

Oct 7 @ 12PM & Nov 3 @ 11AM  |  What if My Admission or Major Application is Rejected?

Oct 7 @ 1PM & Nov 4 @ 2PM      |  How Different Associate Degrees Transfer (AAS vs. AA vs. AST)

Oct 7 @ 2PM & Nov 4 @ 1PM      |  How to Write a Great Personal Statement

Oct 8 @ 12PM & Nov 4 @ 2PM    |  University Admissions as a Running Start Student

2.  PNACAC:  Virtual College Fair (endorsing)
Dates: October 19 – 23, 2020

In addition, we are encouraging all 2- and 4-year partner colleges and universities to sign up for a virtual PNACAC booth and participate in PNACAC’s WA College Fair week October 19-23, which coincides with National Transfer Student Week.  Deadline to set up virtual booth is Sept 7.  For more information:  https://www.pnacac.org/fall-fairs.

Event Promotion Toolkit: 
In the coming weeks, WCHSCR will be sending/posting additional promotional material that we hope everyone will use to drive prospective students to these events.  Session links will be made publicly available in the weeks leading up to the first session.

Reconsidering individually hosted virtual fairs:
Due to general low attendance at virtual events, we are recommending that 2-year institutions refrain from organizing their own individual virtual transfer fairs and instead direct their students to Transfer Knowledge Sessions and the PNACAC fairs. Questions: Myndee Ronning, Chair Transfer Fair Commission, myndee.ronning@cwu.edu

3.  WCHSCR Transfer Advisor Workshop
Dates: October 29 – 30, 2020
Cost: $15

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 event will be recorded and participants will have the ability to access the recording after the event. 

Register here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wchscr-2020-transfer-advisors-workshop-tickets-116062599359.

Agenda:
Thursday, October 29th
9 am – 11 am: New Advisor Workshop, led by Myndee Ronning, Director of Admissions for CWU
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Agency Updates and COVID-19 Response
3 pm – 4 pm: Breakout rooms – Deep Dive Engineering and Deep Dive BAS programs
Friday, October 30th
9 am – 10:30 am: Public Four-Year Updates
11 am – 12:30 pm: Private Four-Year Updates
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Breakout Rooms: topics will be decided by participants on Thursday, October 29th

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), State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC), Council of Presidents (COP), Independent Colleges of Washington (ICW) and the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC).  We will soon provide the recorded presentation from our public and private institutions, and our community and technical colleges.

  • Clock Hours
    • Provided through Washington School Counselor Association (WSCA)
    • Details will be emailed to registrants after the event

Contact Jana Jaraysi, jjaraysi@ewu.edu, Commission Chair, for additional information.

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