Thank you for your interest in sharing College Knowledge materials with students!
As of 10/1/2017, we are accepting orders for a waitlist only. We cannot guarantee we will be able to fund orders placed after the above date.
College Knowledge Project
Over the past year, the Washington College Access Network (WCAN), Puget Sound College and Career Network (PSCCN), and the Community Center for Education Results (CCER) conducted student focus groups across the state to determine ways to support College Bound Scholarship (CBS) students in high school. Focus groups and surveys with over 800 primarily CBS students from urban, suburban and rural communities, found that the College Bound Scholarship and the steps to prepare for college are not well understood.
As a solution, the College Knowledge Project emerged— 23 digital handouts, covering the most requested college readiness topics. Students provided continuous feedback that led to the final materials.
The 23 College Knowledge digital handouts will be available in English, Russian, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese. Printed materials are available for a limited time. Additional languages may be added in the future, so please check back to the College Knowledge Project page.
Funding was attained to support printing for districts, schools and community-based organizations in Pierce County. Print copies of the College Knowledge materials can be ordered as the full set, by grade-level and in specific content areas (Paying for College and College Bound Scholarship) on the next page. We will send an email to confirm your order. However, due to our limited budget, we cannot guarantee that we can meet every request. Priority for printing will go to members participating in the Pierce County Financial Aid Cohort.
Note on Implementing College Knowledge Materials for High School Programs:
We heard from students that it is important that the content be shared by an adult in a classroom setting. For example, students said that "if someone just gives us a handout on our way out of class, we probably won't read it." For this reason, we strongly encourage use of these printed materials in the classroom (eg. advisory, English, student success course) or with after school programs so that they are embedded within discussion. Print copies are available for classroom or instruction use and are not intended to be used in mailers home to families unless it's targeted and used as supplementary information for families.