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POSTSECONDARY ADMISSIONS A GUIDE FOR GRADES 9-10 . CAREER GUIDANCE WASHINGTON. HUSKY OR COUGAR OR…?. Washington State has six four-year public colleges: University of Washington Washington State University Western Washington University The Evergreen State College

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Career guidance washington

POSTSECONDARY ADMISSIONS

A GUIDE FOR GRADES 9-10

CAREER GUIDANCE

WASHINGTON


Husky or cougar or

HUSKY OR COUGAR OR…?

  • Washington State has six four-year public colleges:

    • University of Washington

    • Washington State University

    • Western Washington University

    • The Evergreen State College

    • Eastern Washington University

    • Central Washington University

  • Washington State also has 34 community and technical colleges

  • And there are 3,000+ public and private colleges around the country


How can you prepare

HOW CAN YOU PREPARE?

  • Research postsecondary programs based on your career interests

  • Take courses and exams to meet the requirements

  • Plan to visit colleges before senior year

  • Apply during fall of senior year


Admission requirements

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Required for four-year public college and recommended for two-year college, students must have a MINIMUM of:

  • College Academic Distribution Requirements (these are MORE than HS graduation requirements)

  • 2.0 minimum GPA

  • Official SAT/ACT test scores sent directly to the college


College academic distribution requirements

COLLEGE ACADEMIC DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS

The MINIMUM for a Washington State college or university


Clubs sports activities

CLUBS, SPORTS, ACTIVITIES

  • In addition to academics, show colleges your interests and skills:

    • Join clubs

    • Participate in activities

    • Play a sport

    • Volunteer at school or in your community


Learn more about college

LEARN MORE ABOUT COLLEGE

  • Research colleges, programs, and financial aid:

    • www.CheckOutACollege.com

    • www.hecb.wa.gov

    • www.CollegeBoard.org

    • www.theWashboard.org

  • Visit colleges

  • Talk with college students

  • Meet with your school counselor


How will you get there

HOW WILL YOU GET THERE?

  • Plan your course schedule carefully

  • Join activities, clubs, and sports teams

  • Take required exams

  • Research majors, careers, and financial aid

  • Visit colleges

  • Make a list of schools – then apply


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