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First-year applicants must meet the state of Washington’s minimum college admission standards:
- A cumulative GPA of 2.00
- Completion of courses that meet the College Academic Distribution Requirements (CADRs)
Recommended High School Curriculum
|English||Four units of English, including three units of college prep composition and/or literature|
|Mathematics||Three units of mathematics beyond pre-algebra, including completion of Algebra II|
|Science||Two units of science, with one year of algebra-based science (chemistry or physics); one year must include a lab|
|Social Science||Three units of social science, such as history, civics, psychology, economics, etc.|
|World Language||Two sequential units in a single world language, Native American language or American Sign Language. This requirement may be satisfied for students from non-English speaking countries who entered the U.S. education system in eighth grade or later.|
|Fine and Performing Arts||One semester or trimester of fine or performing arts|
* During the senior year of high school, students must earn a credit in a math-based quantitative course. Completion of higher-level math (e.g., pre-calculus, math analysis or calculus) prior to the senior year exempts students from the senior year quantitative course requirement.
Advanced Coursework and College Credit
Applicants are encouraged to pursue academic coursework and advanced study beyond the minimum course requirements. Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge International, Running Start or other College in the High School, honors courses, and even a full load of standard academic courses can provide an excellent foundation for a successful college experience.
Coursework beyond the minimum requirements is encouraged. The following can provide an excellent foundation for a successful college experience:
- Running Start or other College in the High School
- Advanced Placement (AP)
- International Baccalaureate (IB)
- Cambridge International
- Honors courses