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WWCC Running Start Parent Information Night
Kim Cassettoon 17 March 2015
Transcript of WWCC Running Start Parent Information Night
How do I enroll?
Outcomes & Reminders
The college advantage: shortens the college experience
WWCC Running Start Parent Information Night 2015
Things that make you go hmmm...
I've made my decision!
Transfer Ready vs. Major Ready
Is Running Start right for you?
Established - 1967
53 degree and 50 certificate programs
Headcount - 10,379 unduplicated students
Campuses - Walla Walla, Clarkston, WPS
Median Age - 28.9
2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence
(Associate's degree SHB 1758)
Running Start History
WWCC Running Start
serves 370 RS students
80% of student grades are “C’s” or above
40% “A” and “A-” grades
30-40 WWCC seniors earn Associate degrees or are within 1 qtr. of earning (trend)
RS students are Honors graduates (
please take Honors brochure)
WWCC Running Start Quick Facts
*AA-DTA most easily aligns with WA hs grad requirements
Established by the Legislature in 1990
Dual Credit - earn high school and college credits simultaneously
Tuition-free (up to 1.2 combined FTE between high school and WWCC)
Annually, Students and parents save an est.
in tuition and WA State taxpayers
RS students transferring to 4-year institutions from HS are considered freshmen for admission purposes
on-campus housing; age requirements
financial aid eligibility
new-student orientations (TBD)
How Do I Get Signed up for Classes?
for free admission
COMPASS placement test in April or May
identify yourself as RS
Take placement card back to HS counselor;
obtain 2 forms
Schedule a Running Start advising appt. & sign up for Orientation
(June*, July, Aug., Sept.) through WWCC HS Programs Office (
sign-up May 1st
& bring Fee Waiver documentation
Register for classes
on WWCC’s website
Take WWCC class schedule to high school counselor or RS official if applicable
Pay fees at WWCC Business Office by tuition/fee due date
Enrollment Checklist (see handout)
RS COMPASS Placement Test & Placement Card
2014-2015 Enrollment Verification Form*
take wide variety of courses
take classes in a different educational setting
take advanced-level courses (
reduce time spent gaining college credits
save money and take up to 2 years of college courses… TUITION-FREE*
*tuition is based on a student’s combined enrollment between the high school and the college and cannot exceed 1.2 FTE
*WWCC 2015-2016 tuition rates will remain the same
Running Start Student
5 credits $ 0.00
10 credits $ 0.00
15 credits $ 0.00
Traditional WWCC Student*
5 credits $593.70
10 credits $1187.40
15 credits $1452.35
2014-2015* Quarterly Tuition
Cost -- varies depending on class(es)
BIO&251 Anatomy & Physiology bundle - $184
PSYC& 100 General Psychology - $156 (NEW) $88 (Used) and a clicker $45.50
HIST&148 - US History - $87
Pace is u
p to 3 times as fast as high school
(11 wk. quarters vs. year or 18 wk. semesters)
1-2 hours of homework for each hour in class
Transportation to and from the high school
College transcript begins NOW (consider hs progress)
Schedule conflicts (daily and quarterly)
What does college treatment mean?
2014-2015 Schedule Comparison
Start Dates Thanksgiving Break
Winter Break January Return
Spring Break Summer Break
future financial aid eligibility (
67% Pace of Progression
150% Time to Completion)
part-time or full-time RS (hs class schedule)
HS activities (Smarter Balanced, sports WIAA eligibility, clubs, sr. project) and/or work
courses may not be offered every quarter or at a time you can attend
college credit may not transfer to all private and out-of-state schools
independence & maturity level
transfer & major ready for highly selective colleges
More Considerations for
Scheduling advising appointments; submitting completed paperwork to h.s. & WWCC
Meeting all h.s. grad. requirements
Dropping classes (when appropriate) & informing h.s.
Running Start students are RESPONSIBLE for…
Degree Overview by credits
Can part-time Running Start work for me?
A student must meet all the criteria
Rights to privacy (FERPA)
Treated the same as all WWCC students
Restrictions regarding financial aid, some campus employment, intercollegiate athletics, and ASB leadership positions
Will Running Start Students
Be Treated Differently?
What does major ready mean?
Follow important updates on Facebook & Twitter
"Running Start & AEP at WWCC"
Make an appointment with Disabilities Services
Disabilities Coordinator: Claudia Angus
Take advantage of computer labs, library, and the Student Activities Center
Student Development Center:
High School Programs Office
Visit your instructor/WWCC advisor/ HS counselor or principal
Call the Student Development Center; counseling, FAFSA support, testing services, and career planning appts.
Spend time in the FREE Tutoring & Learning Center (TLC)
(Math, Science, and Writing tutoring)
Visit the Transfer Center
Transfer Coordinator: Diana Hermann
Let us help!
Services and Assistance
Taking the SAT/ACT (if college-bound)
Paying all fees by due date (typically 10 days before 1st day of the quarter)
Communicating with instructors, RS advisors, high school counselor
can enroll in college-level (100 and above) academic and professional-technical (vocational) classes
prerequisites must be met
plan for course sequences (math, science, English, etc.)
College Course Information
Associate in Applied Arts & Sciences Degree (Professional/Technical WorkForce programs)
Transitional Studies (pre-college courses)
WWCC Running Start Q&A
K-12 OSPI website:
prezi.com - search "WWCC Running Start"
Resources on the web
Wa-Hi Running Start
Associate in Science (I, II, or Biology) Degree
Associate in Arts (AA-DTA)*
/Business/Elementary Ed Math Degree
junior or senior status (HS determination)
max. two-years of eligibility
public high school enrollment
private school & home school students pass through
under 21-years of age
have not earned diploma
qualify for college-level courses
2014-2015* College Fees
mandatory* comprehensive college fees up to $11.90*/credit for first 10 credits ($119)
additional fees may apply
$35 lab fee/per lab (1 max per quarter)
$10/credit online class fee
$7.50 PE fee per class
$35 late registration fee
fee waivers are available
Bring documentation to your RS advisor on day of advising appt.
(*mandatory fees include matriculation fee, facility use, technology fee, and student activities fee)
*All data from 2012-2013 academic year
SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS LIMITATIONS
1. Students have a maximum time frame to complete their selected program of study
Each student is allowed up to a maximum of 150%
For example, students in an A.A.-DTA program requiring 90 credits to complete will be allowed a maximum of 135 attempted credits to complete the degree.
Students receiving Washington
State Need Grant funds
a maximum of 125%
for State Need Grant eligibility.
An additional 45 attempted credits are allowed at WWCC for remedial courses (below 100 level) necessary to enter the selected program of study.
All credits which apply to the current program of study will be considered regardless of whether or not financial aid was received.
2. A maximum of two programs of study may be pursued while on financial aid funding at WWCC.
Future Financial Aid Eligibility
(Proposed) Associate in Nursing - DTA/MRP
70 credits + 75 pre-nursing credits
Professional/ Technical WorkForce Certificate
WWCC 5-credit course = 1 HS credit*
WWCC 3-credit course = 0.5 HS credit*
five WWCC 1-credit (PE) = 1 HS credit*
* course equivalencies are determined by each high school
meeting CADR requirements (senior math, foreign language, etc.)
*2015-2016 forms produced by OSPI in May/June 2015
15 college credits/quarter (degree = 90 credits)
college-level reading, writing, and math placement
passing grade of "C" or higher in all coursework
Associate in Arts-DTA assumptions
students may earn an AA-DTA degree but not be major ready
talk with your WWCC advisor about the difference between "junior status" at the 4-year school and being able to apply for a program major
*Data was produced in the 2010-2012 Annual Progress Report in December 2012 by the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges
*Used books available (25% less than new price)
*Textbook rental for some courses (credit card must be on file for unreturned books)
*Take class schedule with you to WWCC Bookstore
*some book assistance available for income-eligible students; bring schedule to WWCC HS Programs Office
See handout for detailed differences between transfer and major ready