About Four-Year College
A Four-Year College (often referred to as a university) is a private or government-funded college that offers four-year Bachelor's degrees in Liberal Arts and Sciences. Some offer graduate programs, such as Master and Doctoral degrees. These universities often provide on-campus housing, which may be required for freshman year and beyond. Some private universities are affiliated with a religion.
Here is an interactive map of all the Four-Year Colleges in Washington State.
Applying to a Four-Year College
So, you want to go to a four-year college/university, have you…
- Registered for and taken the SAT or ACT?
- Filled out your college application or the Common Application?
- Worked on your college essays?
- Requested letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors, and community members?
- Written thank-you notes to people who wrote letters for you?
- Considered how to finance your college?
- Completed your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?
- Started working on your financial aid practice form?
- Filled out scholarships?
- Requested official transcripts from the student office?
- Taken a virtual tour of your college or visited campus?
- Followed up with your college to make sure everything has been received?
After you received a letter of college offer, have you…
- Reviewed your financial aid offer?
- Notified college of your acceptance?
- Taken any necessary college placement tests?
- Applied/paid for room and board if needed?
- Registered for orientation?
- Registered for your courses?
- Followed scholarship procedures on how to get your money?