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.

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

2017-2018 Membership

No separate fee is required to join as a high school member of the Washington Council for High School and College Relations.  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.


Washington colleges should review our *Bylaws to determine if your institution is eligible for membership.

*Note: The bylaws are currently under review and some decisions regarding membership may be placed on hold until that review is completed.  Please join or renew your Membership


2017-2018 Fall Counselor Workshop - Higher Education Book

The 2017-18 Fall Counselor Workshop - Higher Education Book provides descriptions of two- and four-year public and private, non-profit institutions of higher education in Washington State. The latest edition is available to view and download here.
Public/Private Admission Fees & Deadlines
SBCTC Admissions & Financial Aid
OSPI PPT

2017 Fall Transfer Fairs

Held from September - November at 30 Washington State Community 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.


Fall 2017 Transfer Fair Schedule, fair guidelines, registration.

Current dues paying members can register for fairs beginning August 1, 2017. For registration link please email: [email protected]u.


Non-member colleges with regional accreditation may register on a space-available basis for a ($150/event) fee beginning August 20, 1017.


Registration for fairs closes 2 weeks prior to each individual fair. 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.


Questions or member registration: Myndee Ronning, Chair Transfer Fair Commission [email protected].

2018 Dual-Credit Workshop

What:  Learn more about Washington's Dual Credit opportunities, including College in the High School, Running Start, Advanced Placement, Cambridge, International Baccalaureate, and Tech Prep

For Whom:  High school and higher education educators, administrators, and counselors

When:  March 8-9th, 2018

Where:  South Puget Sound Community College, Lacey Campus, 4220 6th Ave SE Lacey, WA
Fee: $40
Workshop Schedule: The event will return to Western WA as a two-day event.

 - Day one starts with 10:00 a.m. check-in; working lunch included and wraps up by 5:15 p.m.
 - Day two starts with 8:30 a.m. welcome and light breakfast and wraps up before 1:00 p.m.

Registration and hotel info will be available late 2017. Check back for updates.


Contact: Valerie Frey, [email protected], Commission Chair, for additional information


2018 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.


2018 Schedule:
March 07th - Heritage University = David Wise, [email protected]
March 13th - WSU Tri Cities = Kristy Gilmartin, [email protected]
March 14th - WSU Vancouver = Julie Mercado, [email protected]
March 20th - UW Bothell = Muriel Montenegro, [email protected]
March 22nd- UW Tacoma = Megan Beresford, [email protected]
March 23rd - UW Tacoma = Megan Beresford, [email protected] 
March 23rd - Walla Walla CC @ Clarkston = Miguel Inzunza, [email protected]
March 26th - Western Washington University = Tina Castillo, [email protected]
March 27th - Bellevue College = Cathy Thruelsen, [email protected]
March 28th - Wenatchee Valley College = Lucero Martinez
, [email protected]
March 29th - Spokane College = Abby Monta, [email protected]

The Washington Council does anticipate the availability of some funds for bus subsidies in 2018. Our request form will be live November 1st through January 15th. Questions can be sent to Melody Ferguson at [email protected].


For general information or questions regarding College Planning Days contact Commission Chair, Jami Buselmeier at [email protected]


Previous Events

2017 Fall 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 "click" on the workshop location you would like to attend.


Sept. 11th  Western Washington University
Sept. 12th  - Clover Park Technical College
Sept. 13th  Seattle Pacific University
Sept. 14th  University of Washington-Bothell
Sept. 15th  - Wenatchee Valley College
Sept. 18th  Eastern Washington University
Sept. 19th  Columbia Basin College 
Sept. 20th  - Washington State University-Vancouver
Sept. 21st  - St Martin's University

Contact: Jana Jaraysi, [email protected] Commission Chair for additional information.


2017 Transfer Advisor Workshops

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017, 8:00 am - 12 noon - Green River Community Station Kent Campus.
To register, click registration.

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.

To register, click your preferred location above.


Contact: Karl Smith, [email protected] Commission Chair for additional information.


2017 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.  Our goal is that each student will develop the mindset they will attend college.  Students participate in individual tracks that take them through a series of group sessions.  These sessions are designed to show why high school is important and how to get involved with the many opportunities available in higher education.


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. Host sites are limited due to institutional capacity to host, and some sites are currently FULL.

2017 Schedule
March 17 - WSU Vancouver - FULL
Contact Site Coordinator - Colton Lindelof, [email protected]
March 23 - Western Washington University
Contact Site Coordinator - Freddy Collins, [email protected]

March 24 - Pierce College - FULL
Contact Site Coordinator - Ruthie Schindler, [email protected]

March 24 - Peninsula College
Contact Site Coordinator - Jessie Manzer, [email protected]
March 27 - Renton Technical College
Contact Site Coordinator - Andrea Lancaster, [email protected]

March 28 - Eastern Washington University - FULL
Contact Site Coordinator - Nate Marney, [email protected]

March 30 - Green River College
Contact Site Coordinator - LaBasha Alexander, [email protected]


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, [email protected] or Anne White, [email protected]

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 our Executive Secretary or any of our Board Members at [email protected].

Washington Council Contact Information:

Lucretia Folks, Executive Secretary

PO Box 2315
Olympia, WA 98507-2315

[email protected]


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