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Grad : High School Grad & College Admission Standards

High School Graduation Standards

The State Board of Education website provides information on the Washington State High School graduation requirements for each graduating class.

The Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction's (OSPI) website offers additional details on the state's graduation requirements, as well as information about the High School and Beyond Plan.

Grad : Career Planning

Ideally, a career should match a person's interests, abilities, and values. The following career-planning resources can be useful in identifying possible career pathways. 

Ready : Preparing for my Education

Grad : Resources

Explore Your Options

Set : Applying for Financial Aid

Ready : Overview

Welcome to high school! There’s a lot to learn, and it’s never too early to start planning your next steps after graduation.

Set : Managing Your Money

Common college costs include tuition, mandatory fees, room and board (food), books, transportation, and supplies. Meeting these financial obligations is a critical component to educational success. 

Ready : What You Need to Know


The application deadlines at colleges can vary greatly, so make sure you keep a list of all priority and regular submission deadlines for colleges you're interested in so you don’t miss out.

When you apply for the FAFSA or WASFA can determine how much aid you get, and this deadline also varies by college. You want to submit it as soon after October 1 as possible.

Ready : Timeline

Explore best practices and grade-level recommendations for students and families pursuing higher education.


Set : Find the Right School

Colleges and Universities

Two-Year Colleges

Two-year colleges, often referred to as community or technical colleges, offer associate degrees and certificate programs. Washington community and technical colleges offer a wide variety of programs and coursework. Several two-year pathways offer easy transfer opportunities to four-year colleges and universities.


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