Underage Enrollment

Process for Underage Enrollment for Credit Classes at

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

General Policy

Students must be 18 or have a high school diploma or GED® to enroll at LWTech. Students who are high school juniors or seniors are referred to the Lake Washington Technical Academy or Running Start to explore eligibility through those programs.

Underage Procedure

If a student is not participating in these programs and wishes to register for a single course at the college, and this course is not specifically designed for a younger student, he/she may be considered for enrollment in this course in cases of exceptional circumstances. The student must not be eligible for general college admission, or be enrolled through other special entry programs. Such students must be (1) at least 14 and (2) at least in the 9th grade at the time the course starts. (Courses that are specifically designed for underage students do not require an exception). The applicant must be not eligible for college admission, or be enrolled through special entry programs (see above).  Regular tuition rates and fees apply. Students much purchase required textbook and materials.

Approval is Granted on a "One-Time" Basis

Enrolling as an underage student on exception does not constitute admission to the college or a program of study, and does not assure future quarters' registration. An application must be completed for each course, each quarter, until the student meets regular enrollment requirements.    Students must earn a minimum of 2.0 in any course taken via the underage enrollment option to be allowed to register as an underage student in any future quarter. This does not constitute admission to the college

What the Underage Student Needs to Do

Enrolling as an underage student on exception does not constitute admission to the college or a program of study, and does not assure future quarters' registration. An application must be completed for each course, each quarter, until the student meets regular enrollment requirements.    Students must earn a minimum of 2.0 in any course taken via the underage enrollment option to be allowed to register as an underage student in any future quarter. This does not constitute admission to the college

1.  Take the COMPASS or ASSET placement test and achieve, at a minimum, the following scores (or provide documentation of acceptable scores from a test taken elsewhere.

                  

Writing Reading Numerical Skills
ASSET 45 44 42
COMPASS 79 85 60

2.  Bring the scores to the Dean of High School Programs in West 210.


3.   If student qualifies, an Underage Course Enrollment Form will be provided.

4.    Complete all sections of the form, including a letter from the student explaining why the course cannot be taken in high school, and obtain parent, and school counselor signatures. Please note that school counselor permission is required so take care to complete this before the end of the school year, typically mid June in most school districts.

5.      The student must obtain permission from the instructor of the course. The Dean can assist with obtaining instructor signature.

6.      Return completed form to the High School Programs office where the Dean of High School Programs or the Vice President of Student Services will review and make final decision as to enrollment.

7.      Make a registration appointment with Dean of High School programs to complete the registration form by calling 425-739-8107.

8.      Submit registration form to Enrollment Services and pay tuition.

9.      All steps of the process must be completed no later than JUNE 26, 2014 4:30 pm for summer enrollment. Summer 2014 begins July 7th and ends August 29th.

10.      Additional tips for underage enrollment will be provided to the student upon registration.

Special classes and programs specifically designed for students younger than 18 are exempt from the special enrollment policy for underage students. Students wishing to take a non-credit course should pick up an Underage Non-Credit Course Enrollment Form from Enrollment Services.

All the terms and conditions listed above reflect procedures that are subject to change. The college reserves the right to deny requests for exceptions to the standard enrollment policy and age requirements, and to require additional information.