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Set : Wednesday Webinars Archive

#6 Dual Credit

May 18, 2016 (pdf) (wmv) (mp4)

Noreen Light—Associate Director of Academic Affairs & Policy at WSAC
Dixie Grunenfelder, Director of Secondary Education at OSPI
Danise Ackelson, Supervisor of Guidance and Counseling at OSPI

  • Differences between dual-credit programs. 
  • Co-delivery of dual-credit courses. 
  • Coding dual-credit courses on student transcripts. 
  • Grants to help fund dual-credit program elements, including test fees and tuition.

#5 Financial Aid 201—Reviewing Financial Award Letters and Cost of Attendance 

April 20, 2016 (pdf) (wmv) (mp4)

Steve Thorndill—Associate Director for Training & Compliance, Student Financial Aid Division at WSAC

  • Review and interpret financial aid award letters that students may now be receiving for 2016-17 academic year enrollment. 
  • Determine each institution’s cost of attendance.
  • Compare how different colleges award gift aid (grants, scholarships and waivers), loans, and work study. 

#4 Washington State Learning Standards and Assessments

March 16, 2016 (pdf) (wmv) (mp4)

Aira Jackson—Literacy/English Language Arts Director at OSPI
Randy Spaulding—Director for Academic Affairs and Policy at WSAC
Bill Moore—Director for K-12 Partnerships and Core to College Alignment at SBCTC

  • Resources to communicate with students on their Smarter Balanced scores.
  • College placement agreements.
  • Bridge to College transition courses

#3 Minimum College Admissions Standards

February 10, 2016 (pdf) (wmv) (mp4

Noreen Light – Associate Director of Academic Affairs & Policy at WSAC

  • Overview of the minimum college admissions standards, which are the required criteria for admission into four-year public colleges and universities in Washington State. 
  • Updates to the new 2016 policy. 
  • Resources to share with students.

#2 Financial Aid 101

January 20, 2016 (pdf) (wmv) (mp4)

Sarah Weiss—Assistant Director for College Access & Support at WSAC 

  • Updates on FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid)
  • Free resources available to use with students on financial aid applications.

#1 Ready, Set, Grad

December 9, 2016 (wmv) (mp4)

Sarah Weiss—Assistant Director for College Access & Support at WSAC 

  • Overview of WSAC's outreach website for students and families,, and how to find info about:
    • Washington’s 12th Year Campaign.
    • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) completion initiative.
  • Demo of the dual-credit lookup tool.