WSU Tri-Cities to hold College Planning Day for high schoolers

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS RELEASE -- About 400 high school students will explore their options for higher education at the Washington Council's free College Planning Day Friday, March 21, at Washington State University Tri-Cities.

The event will be 9 a.m.-noon at WSU Tri-Cities, 2710 Crimson Way, Richland, with a check-in station at the West Building entrance. Drop-ins are welcome.

Students will attend in-depth presentations from colleges and universities throughout Washington state. Teens and parents will get answers they need to make educated choices about the future. The day will include presentations on financial aid and the College Bound Scholarship.

Sophomores, juniors and undecided seniors from high schools in Kennewick, Pasco, Richland, Finley, Prescott and Wahluke - plus others in Adams, Grant and Yakima counties - were specifically invited to the event through their school counselors.

Sixteen higher education institutions are participating:

Western Washington University in Bellingham
WSU Pullman, WSU Vancouver and WSU Tri-Cities
University of Washington (Seattle), UW Bothell and UW Tacoma
Seattle Pacific University in Seattle
Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma
Heritage University in Toppenish
Gonzaga University in Spokane
Eastern Washington University in Cheney
Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle
Columbia Basin College in Pasco
Central Washington University in Ellensburg
Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake

College Planning Day is an annual, statewide event organized by the Washington Council for High School-College Relations, which has the mission to assist Washington students to successfully access and engage post-secondary opportunities ( The event is coordinated by the WSU Tri-Cities Office of Enrollment Management.

Learn more about the dynamic educational experiences available at WSU Tri-Cities at or contact or 509-372-7250.