College Planning Day

The Washington Council College Planning Day 2020

College Planning Day is on Wednesday, March 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

College Planning Day is an opportunity for high school students to explore college options. This special event gives students the chance to attend in-depth presentations from colleges and universities throughout Washington state. This is a great opportunity for high school juniors and undecided seniors to explore college options.

College Planning Day is an annual, statewide event organized by the Washington Council for High School-College Relations, which has the mission to assist Washington students to successfully access and engage post-secondary opportunities.

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Participating Colleges & Universities
  • Big Bend Community College
  • Central Washington University
  • Columbia Basin College
  • Community Colleges of Spokane
  • Cornish College of the Arts
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Gonzaga University
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • Saint Martin’s University
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • The Evergreen State College
  • University of Washington
  • University of Washington Bothell
  • Walla Walla Community College
  • Washington State University Pullman
  • Washington State University Tri-Cities
  • Wenatchee Valley College
  • Western Washington University
  • Whitman College
  • Whitworth University
Reasons to attend CPD [for counselors]
  • Short presentations not college fair tables. Each student chooses four, 30-minute presentations, which allows for meaningful interaction with college representatives.
  • Colleges come to you. The CPD is supported and attended by many Washington colleges and universities, including all public universities, your regional community colleges, and many private universities.  This saves you from having to host your own fair.
  • It’s on a college campus. CPD takes place during spring break at a college near you, allowing students to experience a slice of college life.
Reasons to attend CPD [for students]
  • It’s a one-stop shop to learn about many opportunities. You will choose four, 30-minute presentations, which allows you to narrow down your college search.
  • This event is free! Take advantage of attending an event that is local and free to attend.
  • Short presentations not college fair tables. Presentations allow for meaningful interaction with college representatives.


Advanced registration is preferred so that we can best plan for your group. Students do not have to be with a high school group to attend. We welcome parents, guests, and students wanting to explore college options.

Who should attend? This event is geared towards high school juniors and undecided seniors.

Resources for high school counselors

Preparing Students for CPD

Schedule a ‘Finding Your College Fit’ presentation. At this workshop your students will learn how to find their college fit and how to make the most out of attending CPD.

Request a bus subsidy (if eligible)

The Washington Council does anticipate the availability of some funds for bus subsidies in 2020. Our request form is available through January 31st. Questions can be sent to Melody Ferguson at

Contact Us

Jason Yi
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