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.
Participating Colleges & Universities
Participating schools from 2018 included:
Central Washington University
Columbia Basin College
Cornish College of the Arts
Eastern Washington University
Pacific Lutheran University
Saint Martin’s University
Seattle Pacific University
The Art Institute of Seattle
The Evergreen State College
University of Washington (Seattle)
University of Washington Tacoma
Washington State University (Pullman)
Washington State University Tri-Cities
Western Washington 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 not required but preferred. Students do not have to be with a high school group to attend. We welcome parents, guests, and students wanting to explore college options.
The Washington Council does anticipate the availability of some funds for bus subsidies in 2018. Our request form is available through January 15th. Questions can be sent to Melody Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org.