Getting into Western – and four other public four-year colleges in the state – has gotten a little easier for high school students in many of the state’s school districts.
Western has joined Central and Eastern, along with The Evergreen State College, Washington State University and 66 school district in the Washington Guaranteed Admissions Program. Students in participating districts who have a 3.0 grade point average and are on target to fulfill their College Academic Distribution Requirements can be automatically admitted to all five of the colleges.
Organized by the Washington State Council of Presidents, the program is designed to encourage more Washington state high school students to go to college. Washington ranks 47th in the nation for college attendance, and about 40 percent of the state’s high school students don’t go to college after high school. Post-high school credentials will be a requirement for the vast majority of the hundreds of thousands of new jobs the state’s economy is expected to create in the next few years.
“The Guaranteed Admissions Program seeks to further enhance educational access to our state’s students, while promoting shared values of increased opportunity and personal achievement,” said Western’s Director of Admissions Cezar Mesquita.
Know someone who might be eligible for automatic admission to Western or the other state universities? Click here to learn more about the Guaranteed Admissions Program – and see a list of participating school districts.