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ERIC Number: ED542187
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Online Student Advising Pilot Project
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board
Transfer students often take extra courses on their way to a bachelor's degree because they have neglected to meet with college advisors or to plan their coursework early in their studies. The state's four-year colleges often require different courses for admission, or evaluate previous work differently when deciding whether it meets their admissions requirements. Thus, students need to be well informed on which classes to take in order to be admitted to the institution(s) they choose. The Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) proposes to create a statewide online student advising system to aid community college students who plan to enter the four-year system. The system will provide students with an online environment in which they can explore requirements for admission, requirements of different majors, and audit their progress toward a degree. The first step in creating such a system will require that the HECB collaborate with community colleges and baccalaureate institutions to determine requirements, gather user feedback, and identify risks to implementation before proceeding statewide. The K-20 Education Network recently awarded the HECB $225,000 to engage in a pilot project with a private-sector partner to test an online advising system. The HECB intends to work with a public community college, a public baccalaureate institution, and AcademyOne, a software company based in Pennsylvania, to test a Web Advising System prototype (WAS) against the needs of students and institutions. (Contains 1 footnote.)
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board. 917 Lakeridge Way SW, P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430. Tel: 360-753-7800; Fax: 360-753-7808; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board
Identifiers - Location: Washington