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College, Scholarships, Financial Aid

Public Career and Technical Education training programs

Spokane Community College cooperates with 19 apprenticeship training committees to make classes available for apprentices in numerous trades. In apprenticeship training, you learn while you're employed. In addition, on-the-job training is supplemented by formal classes each year. The training period, or apprenticeship, varies in length from one to five years according to the complexity of the occupation you select.

Community College
SCC has provided college transfer, career-technical and adult basic educational opportunities to hundreds of thousands of men and women in Eastern Washington since 1963.

SFCC is an educational leader and partner with the community and region in providing flexible, responsive programs of the highest quality.  Our faculty and staff are dedicated to student success, cultural enrichment and lifelong learning in a student-centered environment that encourages personal and professional growth.

North Idaho College is a comprehensive educational institution meeting the needs of students and business and industry throughout the region. We provide transfer degree options and the opportunity to continue your education by transferring those degrees to four-year institutions; or, if you prefer, we have a wide variety of career and technical degree and certificate programs to prepare you for the world of work.


Compass practice test questions

The Community Colleges of Spokane and North Idaho College, as part of the admissions process, require students to take the Compass test. The Compass test serves as a placement test in that it is designed to assist the college's councilng department in the placement of students in classes appropriate for their academic skill level at the time of application. It is recommended that prior to sitting for the Compass test that students practice.

4-Year University

We are 13,000 students from 43 states and 70 countries. We're class presidents and valedictorians. We're first-generation students. We're Miss Washington (really). We're published researchers. We're talented, driven and focused scholars, and we've made EWU great for more than 130 years. Join us.

Gonzaga University, a private, four-year institution of higher education. More than 105 buildings dot the 131-acre campus overlooking the Spokane River. Students include both women and men, who can enroll in a multitude of undergraduate or graduate programs. Enrollment for the 2013-14 academic year was 7,691 students.

Recognized as one of the top regional colleges and universities in the West, Whitworth University has an enrollment of 3,000 students and offers 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. In recent years, Whitworth has enjoyed record levels of student enrollment and retention, the strongest financial position in the university's history, and increased external visibility.

Washington State University conducts transformational research and provides world-class education to more than 26,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Founded in 1890 in Pullman, it is Washington’s original land-grant university, with a mission of improving quality of life.

Learning at Evergreen is unlike learning anywhere else. Escape the sequences of disconnected classes and mindless prerequisites. You can enroll in comprehensive programs that explore many aspects of a theme or topic through different but related subjects. Narrative evaluations from faculty replace competitive grades with meaningful and usable feedback.

What defines the students, faculty and community members at the University of Washington? Above all, it’s our belief in possibility and our unshakable optimism. It’s a connection to others, both near and far. It’s a hunger that pushes us to tackle challenges and pursue progress. It’s the conviction that together we can create a world of good. And it’s our determination to Be Boundless. Join the journey.

We offer a distinctive combination of outstanding majors and graduate programs, accomplished faculty, world-class facilities, renowned research and a residential campus in a spectacular natural setting.



ACT Testing Information

SAT Testing Information

Both the ACT and the SAT are generally considered as Admissions Tests. Many universities require a minimum score on one of these tests, along with other requirements, for a student to be considered for admission. Both the ACT and the SAT web sites provide important information about testing dates, scheduling a test, and information about practice questions. Before scheduling one of these testing options, check with the university you are considering as to what test they prefer.
Scholarships and financial assistance for post-high school training and education
(Additional opportunities for scholarships are available at Barker throughout the year. Check with our counselor for more information.)


FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the first stop for financial assistance in paying for college and a host of other post-high school training programs. Most post-high school colleges and training programs require prospective students, who are looking for financial assistance, to first apply to FAFSA before they make other financial assistance options available.

The Washington Scholarship Coalition (WSC) is a public/private partnership that includes nonprofit organizations, private foundations and state agencies committed to increasing access to scholarships and financial aid for Washington students. In January 2010, the WSC launched, a free, web-based scholarship matching clearinghouse for Washington residents and students attending college in Washington.




This site, a public/private partnership is focused on meeting the employment needs of employers and providing a variety of job search assistance for individuals living in Washington. The site offers everything from a clearing house of available jobs in the state, help with resumes, and information about career training.
The Spokane Area Workforce Development Council is dedicated to creating a demand-driven workforce system in Spokane County. We make strategic public and private investments to ensure a skilled local workforce that meets the needs of our employers and creates a vibrant economy for the entire region.