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CAREER GUIDANCE WASHINGTON. HUSKY OR COUGAR OR…? Washington State has six four- year public colleges: o University of Washington o Washington State University.

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1 CAREER GUIDANCE WASHINGTON

2 HUSKY OR COUGAR OR…? Washington State has six four- year public colleges: o University of Washington o Washington State University o Western Washington University o The Evergreen State College o Eastern Washington University o Central Washington University Washington State also has 34 community and technical colleges And there are 3,000+ public and private colleges around the country

3 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

4 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

5 COLLEGE ACADEMIC DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS The MINIMUM for a Washington State college or university

6 CLUBS, SPORTS, ACTIVITIES In addition to academics, show colleges your interests and skills: o Join clubs o Participate in activities o Play a sport o Volunteer at school or in your community

7 LEARN MORE ABOUT COLLEGE Research colleges, programs, and financial aid: o o o o Visit colleges Talk with college students Meet with your school counselor

8 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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