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.

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.

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.

2020 Fall Counselor Workshops

2020 Fall Counselor Workshops

These very popular workshops provide updated information to high school counselors. Held virtually for fall 2020, we’re 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), network with fellow counselors via live Q&A, and provide recorded presentation from our public and private institutions and our community and technical colleges. 

·       Presentations will be available on our Youtube Channel prior to the event

·       The Higher Education Handbook will be provided prior to the event via online PDF format

·       Clock hours will be provided for the workshops this year through Washington School Counselor
        Association (WSCA). Details will be emailed to registrants after the event  


To Register "click" on the workshop location you would like to attend.


2020 Schedule

Sept. 15th  - Fall Counselor Workshop Option 1

Sept. 17th  - Fall Counselor Workshop Option 2

Contact: Jana Jaraysi, Commission Chair for additional information

Previous Events

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.

CPD Dates 2020

March 18th - WSU Tri-Cities = Jason Yi, - CANCELLED

March 19th - WSU Vancouver = Camilla Mejia, - CANCELLED

March 23rd - Western Washington University = Julia Ide, - CANCELLED

March 24th -UW Bothell = David VanDeusen, - CANCELLED
March 24th - Walla Walla CC - Clarkston = Miguel Inzunza, -

March 25th - Yakima Valley College = Karla Rabadan, - CANCELLED

March 25th - UW Tacoma = Megan Cooley, - CANCELLED

March 26th - UW Tacoma = Megan Cooley, - CANCELLED

March 30th - Spokane CC = Shelby Dickinson, - CANCELLED
April 2nd    -  South Seattle College - Vanessa Calonzo, -   


The Washington Council does anticipate the availability of some funds for bus subsidies in 2020.
Our request form is available through January 20th. Questions can be sent to Melody Ferguson at


For general information or questions regarding College Planning Days contact Commission Chair, Lara Ramsay at

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 education after high school. Students rotate through a series of small group sessions, which are designed to be interactive as well as fun and educational.

Generally, events start at 9:00 am and run until approximately 1:00 pm; however, each site’s timeline can vary. Please note school districts are responsible for transportation costs and brown bag lunches. The event itself is free! Space is limited. Contact the site coordinator for additional details and to sign up.


2020 Schedule and Flyer

March 20 ~ Peninsula College ~ Gabrielle Fenumia’I, - CANCELLED

Katharyn Autrey, - CANCELLED

March 23 ~ Eastern Washington University ~ Crystal Medina, - CANCELLED

March 26 ~ Clark College ~ Adrienne Bocci-Barrett,  - Abby Thompson, - CANCELLED

March 26 ~ Western Washington University ~ Julia Ide, - CANCELLED

March 26 & 27 ~ Columbia Basin College ~ Melanie Casciato,


March 27 ~ Pierce College ~ Ruthie Schindler, rschindler@pierce.ctc - CANCELLED

April 1 ~ Green River College ~ Jamie Sterio, - CANCELLED


For general information about the 8th Grade College Exploration Days sponsored by the Washington Council (WCHSCR) contact Mitzi Sanders,


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

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

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