College in the High School
Phone: (509) 963-1351
Fax: (509) 963-1690

CWU CiHS is governed by state and national regulations.

Adherence to rules, codes, policies and accreditation requirements from state and national entities guarantees that the CWU College in the High School program is a comprehensive, consistent and sound provider of university education within the high schools of Washington State.

The Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)

OSPI has issued this FAQ document, which clarifies the State's position and policies regarding College in the High School. OSPI Frequently Asked Questions

Washington Administrative Code

The state legislature governs the CiHS programs in Washington State. Complete legislative language included: WAC 392-725 index.

Within the WAC, (WAC 392-725-200) Confirmation of High School Credit governs the student's dual credit transcription and acceptance at colleges. (pdf)

Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC)

The WSAC is the statewide agency and point of contact for college credit transfers. They offer transfer students this WSAC FAQ document.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

FERPA is a federal law governing access to student education records. CWU accords all the rights provided by the law, following release of information, student review, and access stipulations.

The National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP)

NACEP is the accrediting body that works to ensure that CiHS courses are as rigorous as those offered at college, adhering to the highest standards. More about NACEP

CWU CiHS expects to be fully accredited by June, 2022, meeting the standards set forth in the NACEP Acreditation Guide.

Council of Presidents (COP)

The Council of Presidents is the association of Washington State's six public four-year universities. The COP created a Dual Credit Tool to help better inform stakeholders such as parents and students about different dual credit options in the state of Washington.

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