Mission Statement: College Quest provides acomprehensive university experience for college-bound high school students to explore educational, personal and career goals in a safe student-centered environment.
High School - Entering Grades 10-12
July 7-12, 2013
Discover why college prep programs are becoming a vital part of the college planning process.
What's college life really like?
Experience the excitement of university life – from dorm to classroom – during this motivating and exciting college prep program. Ambitious high school students complete a real college course, gain valuable "success in college" information, and form extraordinary social connections that come with life in a residence hall. College Quest will bridge the gap between high school and college and put you on a path to personal, educational and career success.
During College Quest, students will:
- Complete an intensive course taught by a WWU professor and earn a university credit
- Discover and experience the many aspects of a college campus
- Explore the surrounding community and the spectacular recreational areas
- Experience a positive atmosphere that is enriched through interaction with new friends and mentors
In addition, students gain valuable extracurricular information:
- Gather tips and tricks for completing a college application
- Find out how the college admission process works
- Adjust to life away from home and learn to manage your time
View a photo story of one student's experience!
Classroom Expectations: Successful completion of the program requires students to arrive promptly and attend all class functions and program workshops. Students are to behave with respect and courtesy toward professors, staff, fellow students, University property and staff, and participants of other programs. Review College Quest Code of Conduct under "Rules and Regulations."
Students must be aware that Western’s Students Rights and Responsibilities Code available on the Dean of Students Office web: http://www.wwu.edu/dos/conduct/the_code.shtml also applies to the program “Rules and Regulations.”
Coursework: Class time will vary each day. Students will have assigned work to be completed during their non-class time. Students will be assigned a University computer account for research purposes. Students earn one university credit and S/U grade for the course.
University Credit: One credit is granted by Western Washington University for completion of College Quest courses. As a regionally accredited university, the credit is transferrable to another university. Each receiving institution decides how the credit will transfer in accordance to their established policies. The rare institution could request course documentation (syllabus) and could deny credit based on their established policies.
Textbook: The cost of textbooks is included in the program fee and will be given to students during Sunday orientation.
Transcripts: If an official university transcript is desired, transcripts may be requested from the WWU Registrar's office. Requests must be in writing and have the signature of the student (not parent/guardian) and the WWU student number. College Quest students will be assigned an official student number during their stay.
Details on the Web at: http://www.wwu.edu/depts/registrar/transcripts.shtml