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Apple Cup Blitz Decision Day at Ballard High School 24-25

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WSU Instant Decision Day during our Apple Cup Blitz Week! Friday, September 13, 2024 from 11 – 12 p.m. This event will be for seniors with a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0+ only and it will be required that they register beforehand.

Students should bring their laptops with them, and will have some extras on hand. We can host it in the Counseling Center. 

Central Washington University Virtual on the Spot Admissions

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Virtual On the Spot Admissions Appointments! The goal of these individual appointments is to provide a fast and transparent admissions process for your students where we can admit and celebrate with seniors on the spot!  On the Spot Admissions Appointments are recommended for First Year and Running Start students with a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or higher. If you have any questions about your admission to CWU, we recommend scheduling an admissions appointment to speak with an admissions counselor. 

Juniors! College Rep Visits In Counseling Center

Sign Up On Naviance

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Students! Log onto Naviance and either select “What’s New” to view College Visit List or the College tab on the navigation bar! Email Ms. Bristol, if you have questions. Sign Up and check out a college today!

In-Person College Visits TBD

College Rep Visits last the length of the Class Period that they start in the Counseling Center unless otherwise noted.

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Why College Visits Are Important

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Why Visit Colleges

  • Get a firsthand view, Get answers to your questions, Get valuable information, and Get ready to decide.

Research and information from Gear Up, Wa. State shows that students who attend at least 1 college visit are 1½ times more likely to enroll in college after high school graduation, & even 3 times more likely if a parent attends the college visit with the student. Visiting a campus can help you get a first-hand look at a school or program to see if it is a good fit. You can see what the atmosphere is like. Find out what support programs are offered and talk to faculty, financial aid and admissions office, and other students. If visiting in person is not an option, you can take virtual tours to learn about different post-high school pathways.

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