About

Washington College Access Network

The Washington College Access Network (WCAN) is committed to making significant change in our state by partnering with the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC), the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and college readiness practitioners that support all students to graduate from high school and access postsecondary education. WCAN collaborates with K-12 schools and districts, state agencies, existing college- access providers and community-based organizations.

Our Mission

Increase postsecondary enrollment for all Washington state students with a focus on underserved students. We do this by strengthening schools, offering customized training, supporting college readiness teams, and promoting key statewide awareness campaigns.

middle schools

Working Directly with you

  • Train your school-based staff on how to engage students in early college awareness
  • Develop support teams to coordinate College Bound Scholarship sign-up efforts
  • Utilize College Bound sign-ups as an intervention strategy

Serving as your partner

  • Provide technical assistance for College Bound Scholarship tools and materials
  • Highlight College Bound Scholarship sign-up success to school leadership
  • Help leverage college awareness campaigns as a way to build a college-going culture

high schools

Let's work together

  • Train your school-based staff on how to best utilize the College Bound Scholarship and its pledge requirements to support students' postsecondary plans
  • Help align you with community resources, programs and services

Get Plugged in

  • Fall 2017
    • FAFSA/WASFA completion for College Bound Scholarship students - Working with regional officers to increase College Bound FAFSA/WASFA completion rates
  • Winter 2018
    • College Bound Scholarship Repledge - Engage College Bound Scholarship ninth grade students and remind them of their commitment
    • College Bound Repledge Toolkit
  • Spring 2018

For more detailed information on various WCAN initiatives and programs click on the links below:

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