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ERIC Number: ED544464
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
Minimum College Admission Standards for Students Entering College or University Summer or Fall 2012. [Revised Mar 2011]
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board
The Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) has responsibility to "Establish minimum admission standards for four-year institutions, including a requirement that coursework in American sign language or an American Indian language shall satisfy any requirement for instruction in a language other than English that the board or the institutions may establish as a general undergraduate admissions requirement" (RCW 27B.600.160). On November 17, 2010 (resolution 10-29), the board adopted revised minimum requirements for freshmen admission and reaffirmed alternative admission and minimum admission for graduate and professional programs. The primary goal of the 2010 revisions was to foster alignment between high school graduation requirements and four-year public college admission requirements and integrate all admissions pathways into a single policy. To foster alignment between high school graduation requirements and four-year public college admission requirements, the HECB and the State Board of Education adopted changes to their respective requirements that will: (1) Add a third credit in science concurrent with a change in the high school graduation requirements. (2) Place emphasis on competencies rather than defined "seat time" and allow for use of competency-based assessments to meet admission requirements and eliminate the specification of a time-based curriculum in high school. (3) Reaffirm or modify current policies to ease administrative burden, clarify intent, and ensure alignment with changes to the graduation requirements, including current testing requirements. Under the new high school graduation requirements (beginning with the graduating class of 2016), students will be automatically enrolled in a curriculum that prepares them for careers or college and, for the first time, the state high school graduation requirements will match the minimum college admission requirements. Appended are: (1) Implementation Timeline for Changes to the Minimum College Admission Requirements; and (2) Minimum College Admission Standards (Revised 2011) College Academic Distribution Requirements-- Guidelines for Educators. (Contains 4 footnotes.)
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board
Identifiers - Location: Washington