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College QuickStart to help disadvantaged students get started on college quest 2012-08-08
College is a rite of passage for parents too

Although my daughter is about to start college, until a week ago I did not know how much money we owe the university (a lot), whether she had turned in all her required forms (no), and if she had a roommate and a dorm room assigned (yes and yes).

I found the answers by hacking into her…

150 top high schoolers to visit campus July 12 to 14 2012-07-05
UW, WSU expand enrollment in schools' engineering programs

More college students who want to become engineers will get that opportunity in the coming years, as both the University of Washington and Washington State University put nearly $8 million into growing the size of their engineering programs this fall.

As part of a…

College-Bound Cast Wider Net

In 2011, nearly 29% of college applicants applied to seven or more schools, up from 10.8% in 1997, according to the Higher Education Research Institute at University of California, Los Angeles. Nearly 5% of last year's college freshmen applied to 12 or more colleges, up from 1% in 1997. The…

WWU, former admissions director Karen Copetas agree to exit, salary, benefits deal

Months after Western Washington University fired its longtime admissions director following an internal audit into her handling of scholarship money, the university has announced that Karen Copetas "did not intentionally violate any statutes or University policies." That comes via an…

WWU reaches agreement with admissions director

Western Washington University has reached an agreement with its former admissions director, Karen Copetas, concluding that Copetas did not intentionally violate any statutes or university policies while she worked for the university.

The agreement also allows Copetas, who was in charge of…

Competition for freshman spots at UW and WWU remains intense

Washington state high school seniors both on Mercer Island and beyond have been learning these past several weeks where they have been accepted for college.

Last week, the University of Washington began notifying applicants to the Seattle campus of their acceptance into the freshman class…

Thousands to be on campus for Western Preview March 31 2012-03-08
WWU receives record number of freshmen applications for fall 2012 quarter

A record number of freshmen have applied to attend Western Washington University.
University officials were surprised by the increase, given that they had moved the deadline for fall quarter from March 1 to Jan. 31. (Universities are doing so in order to notify students earlier.)

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