Our Mission
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Puget Sound College and Career Network removes barriers so that students of color, first generation, and students impacted by poverty in the Puget Sound region have the opportunity and support to access and obtain postsecondary credentials.

King County Promise
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King County Promise addresses systemic barriers to access and completion for young people in King County who have historically been underserved.
 

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College Transition Checklists
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Learn more about the financial, logistical, and administrative steps in the transition to from high school to postsecondary education. 
 

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PSCCN News
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Check out PSCCN's latest news, trainings and events. 

 

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Our Work

We build regional capacity to increase equitable postsecondary readiness and completion across South King County & Pierce County by working with students, educators, community organizations, schools, districts, colleges, and state-level organizations to organize strategies, programming, and supports. PSCCN provides:

Professional Learning & Resources
Coaching & Technical Assistance
Piloting Support & Innovation
Systems Alignment, Coordination & Partnership Development
Recognizing & Removing Systemic Barriers

College Knowledge

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College Knowledge

Over the past two years, a team of organizations 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.

The College Knowledge Project offers information on college readiness in the top five languages spoken at
home by students in Washington State: English, Russian, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese. 

Click here to learn more about the College Knowledge Project and access our College Knowledge Materials.

Financial Aid Toolkit

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Financial Aid Toolkit

The PSCCN Financial Aid Toolkit is an online resource designed for schools, district staff and community
organizations to access centralized financial aid resources to support students and families with the
financial aid application process.

Common Scenarios & Financial Aid Strategies
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Student and Family Resources

Click here to learn more about the Financial Aid Toolkit. 

College Transition Checklists

College Transition Checklists

The PSCCN College Transition Checklists are a product of feedback from regional high school and
postsecondary educators, staff, and students, and were developed with the support of college access
and high school interns working with PSCCN throughout 2017 and 2018.

PSCCN College Transition Checklists are intended to be a resource for educators working with transitioning
high school seniors. The goal of the checklists is to provide high school students with important information
about financial, logistical, and administrative steps in the transition to postsecondary so they are better
prepared to navigate and make informed decisions during the transition process. 

Click here to view the College Transition Checklists.

College Completion Toolkit

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College Completion Toolkit

The Persistence and Completion Toolkit complements the PSCCN Financial Aid Toolkit, an online
resource including materials to support students and families with the financial aid application process.
The Toolkit includes:

  • A brief rationale for focusing on completion
  • Guidance on frequently asked questions about challenging scenarios encountered by students who
    are close to graduating
  • Staff resources to guide planning and outreach efforts
  • Student and campus communications templates to use with your students and staff
  • Research, evaluation and other knowledge about persistence and completion to help make a case
    for this work

Click here to view the College Completion Toolkit.

News

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Join PSCCN on August 19 and 26 as we host screenings of the film, Personal Statement. Follow the journeys of three Brooklyn high school seniors who, with nowhere else to turn for support, work to get themselves and their peers to college. After watching this Emmy-nominated documentary, join PSCCN to learn about King County Promise and other local efforts to bolster college and career readiness. 

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PSCCN News

Happy New Year from PSCCN! We are excited to welcome two new PSCCN team members: Dinda Davis provides overall program coordination and communications for PSCCN and Mercy Daramola joins us as a PSCCN Manager to focus on King County Promise, Pierce County Strong, the Transition Action Team, and more. We are lucky to have these two join our amazing team! 

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