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)


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

2019-20 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.

2019-20 Fall Counselor Workshop Documents

The latest 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 Public/Private Admission Fees and Deadlines is a separate PDF copy of pages six and seven of the Higher Education Book.

2019 Fall Transfer Fairs

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 2019 Transfer Fair Schedule
WCHSCR Transfer Fair Guidelines

Dues paying WCHSCR member institutions will receive an email prompting them to register for Fall transfer fairs on August 1, 2019.  If you are a dues paying member institution and do not receive the registration email on August 1, 2019, contact Myndee Ronning at 

The email will be sent to the WCHSCR primary contact listed for each institution.


Four year colleges and universities that are non-WCHSCR members may register for Fall transfer fairs on a space available basis starting August 15, 2019.  The registration cost for non-member institutions is $150 per fair. Please note, non-member institutions must be regionally accredited to participate in Fall transfer fairs. Should a cancellation be necessary for any specific transfer fair, no refunds will be processed. Starting August 15 click "here" to register.


Registration for each WCHSCR fall transfer closes 2 weeks before the date of each individual fair. Late registrations are not guaranteed to be advertised on host school's promotional materials.


If you have questions please contact Myndee Ronning, Chair Transfer Fair Commission

Previous Events

2019 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, SBCTC, 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.  

2019 Schedule

Sept.  9th  -  Hotel Bellwether, Bellingham
Sept. 10th  - Seattle Pacific University, Seattle
Sept. 11th  - University of Washington, Bothell
Sept. 12th  - Clover Park Technical College, Tacoma
Sept. 13th  - Washington State University, Vancouver
Sept. 16th  - Eastern Washington University, Spokane Center
Sept. 17th  - Holiday Inn Express Pasco, Tri-Cities
Sept. 18th  - Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee
Sept. 19th  - South Puget Sound Community College, Lacey Campus

Contact: Jana Jaraysi, Commission Chair for additional information

2019 Transfer Advisor Workshops

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Green River Community Station Kent Campus.

Registration is Open!! To register click "here."

The Transfer Advisor workshop provides valuable information to community and technical college advisors. CTC advisors will hear updates from four-year public and private universities, the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges, the Washington Student Achievement Council, plus network with fellow advisors, and have the opportunity for Q&A.

Contact: Karl Smith, Commission Chair for additional information.
Workshop PPT

8th Grade Event

Held annually in the spring on several Washington college campuses, the Washington Council 8th Grade Events are designed to introduce 8th graders to the available options for continuing their education after high school. Students rotate through a series of small group sessions which are designed to be interactive as well as educational. All events start promptly at 9:00 a.m. and run until 12:45 p.m.

Please note school districts are responsible for transportation costs and brown bag lunches. The event itself is free! Space is limited and may be capped per district. Contact the site coordinator for additional details and to sign up.

2019 Schedule:
March 12 - WSU Vancouver
= Julie Mercado,
March 21 & 22 - Columbia Basin College = Melanie Casciato, 
March 22 - Peninsula College = Katie Rivers, and Kari Collen,
March 25 - Pacific Lutheran University = Kim Meendering, and Julian Franco,
March 25 - 28 -
Eastern Washington University, Crystal Median,
March 28 - Western Washington University = Stephanie Cheng,

For general information or questions regarding 8th Grade Events contact Kim Hiatt,

2019 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.

CPD Dates 2019


March  6th - Heritage University = David Wise, (CANCELED)

March 12th - WSU Tri-Cities = Jason Yi,

March 25th - Western Washington U = Stephanie Cheng,

March 25th - Wenatchee Valley College = Lucero Martinez,

March 26th - UW Bothell = Muriel Montenegro,

March 26th - Spokane Falls CC = Lori Williams,

March 27th - South Seattle College = Christian Granlund, 


March 27th - Walla Walla CC @ Clarkston = Miguel Inzunza,

March 28th - UW Tacoma = Megan Cooley, (FULL, Registration Closed)

March 28th - Clark College = Adrienne Bocci,

The Washington Council does anticipate the availability of some funds for bus subsidies in 2019. Our request form is available through January 15th. Questions can be sent to Melody Ferguson at

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

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:           October 18th & 19th, 2018.

Where:          South Puget Sound Community College, Lacey
Fee:              $35
Workshop Schedule:

 - 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 8:00 a.m. welcome and light breakfast and wraps up before 1:00 p.m.

Lodging Info:  Holiday Inn Express, Lacey.  You will be staying with the "WA Council Dual Credit Workshop".

Registration opens October 1st, closes October 10th.
Click Registration to register and Agenda to view schedule.

Contact: Valerie Frey,, Commission Chair, for additional 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 our Executive Secretary or any of our Board Members at

Washington Council Contact Information:

Lucretia Folks, Executive Secretary

PO Box 2315
Olympia, WA 98507-2315