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WWCC Running Start Parent Information Night

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Transcript of WWCC Running Start Parent Information Night

How do I enroll?
Outcomes & Reminders
Core opportunities
The college advantage: shortens the college experience
WWCC Running Start Parent Information Night 2014
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 - 12,674 unduplicated students
Campuses - Walla Walla and Clarkston
Median Age - 26.1
59% Female
41% Male

2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence

HS Diploma
(Associate's degree SHB 1758)
4 exams
Professional/ Technical Certificate
40-45 credits
Running Start History
Each year approximately

RS students

of student grades are “C’s” or above
“A” and “A-” grades

WWCC seniors
earn Associate degrees (trend)
RS students are Honors graduates (
please take Honors' brochure
Walla Walla Community College
Running Start
*AA-DTA most easily aligns with WA hs grad requirements
Established by the Legislature in 1990 (358 students total)
Dual Credit - earn high school and college credits simultaneously
Tuition-free (up to 1.2 combined FTE between high school and WWCC)


10% of WA State’s juniors and seniors participated (12% - Walla Walla County)
Students and parents saved
$42.2 million
in tuition and WA State taxpayers
$45 million

*Data was produced in the 2011-2012 Annual Progress Report in December 2012 by the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges
RS students transferring to 4-year institutions from HS are considered freshmen for admission purposes
scholarship opportunities
on-campus housing; age requirements
financial aid eligibility
new-student orientations (TBD)
ACT/SAT requirements
Transfer Tidbits
How Do I Get Signed up for Classes?
for free admission

Take the
COMPASS placement test
identify yourself as RS
Take placement card back to HS counselor;
obtain 2 forms
Schedule a Running Start Orientation

(June, July, Aug., Sept.) and advising appointment through WWCC HS Programs Office (
sign-up May 1st
& bring Fee Waiver documentation
Register for classes
on WWCC’s website
PRINT schedule
Take WWCC class schedule to high school RS official
Pay fees at WWCC Business Office by tuition/fee due date
Enrollment Checklist (pages 12-19)
RS COMPASS Placement Test & Placement Card
2014-2015 Enrollment Verification Form (page 18)
take wide variety of courses
take classes in a different educational setting
take advanced-level courses (
meet prerequisites
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 2014-2015 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
2013-2014* Quarterly Tuition
Cost Comparison
Cost -- varies depending on class(es)

BIO 210 Anatomy & Physiology bundle - $331
PSY 100 General Psychology - $146 (NEW) $98 (Used)
LIT 245 American Literature - $75

*Used books available (25% less than new price)
*Take class schedule with you to WWCC Bookstore
*some book assistance available for income-eligible students
Pace is up to 3 times as fast as high school
(11 wk. quarters vs. year or 18-20 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?
2013-2014 Schedule Comparison
Start Dates Thanksgiving Break
Winter Break January Return
Spring Break Summer Break
future financial aid eligibility (
67% Pace of Progression
part-time or full-time RS (hs class schedule)
HS activities (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
meeting CADR requirements (senior math, foreign language, etc.)
More Considerations for
Running Start
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?
Calendar Comparison
A student must meet all the criteria
Rights to privacy (FERPA)
Treated the same as all WWCC students
Restrictions regarding financial aid, campus employment, and intercollegiate athletics, and ASB leadership positions
Will Running Start Students
Be Treated Differently?
What does major ready mean?
Follow important updates on Facebook
"Running Start & AEP at WWCC"
Make an appointment with Disabilities Services
Disabilities Coordinator: Claudia Angus
Career Planning/DISCOVER

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

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)
Attending class
Communicating with instructors, RS advisors, high school counselor
use WWCC degree audit for Associate's - DTA degree completion
send high school/college transcripts
send ACT/SAT scores
visit college camp
meet Admissions requirements
sign-up for c
apply for scholarships
ete fin
ancial aid (FAFS
develop a transfer academic plan with WWCC advisor
check major/department prerequisites
(example: Chemical Engineering at U of I) vs. undergrad core/general requirements
visit the department of prospective schools
meet GPA and grade criteria
requirements for coursework
have college/AP credits submitted and evaluated in Admissions
Transfer Ready
Major Ready
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 programs)
90+ credits
Transitional Studies (pre-college courses)
WWCC Running Start Q&A
SBCTC website:

K-12 OSPI website:

WWCC website:

Prezi website: - search "WWCC Running Start"
Resources on the web
Wa-Hi Running Start - Mr. Ron Higgins
Associate in Science (I, II, or Biology) Degree
90 credits
Associate in Arts (AA-DTA)*
/Business/Elementary Ed/Elementary Math Degree
90+ credits
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
2013-2014* College Fees
mandatory* comprehensive college fees up to $12.50*/credit for first 10 credits ($125)
additional fees may apply
$35 lab fee/quarter
$10/credit online class fee
$7.50 fitness fee/some fitness classes
$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 2010-2011 academic year
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
are permitted
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
Associate in Applied Science Nursing (AAS-T)
83 credits + pre-nursing credits
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