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High School Completion
Ways to Earn Your Diploma

There are now FIVE ways to earn your high school diploma at North.

New - High School 21+

If you are an adult 21 years or older needing a high school diploma, there’s a new way to get one - through High School 21+, a competency-based high school diploma program available at North starting in Fall Quarter 2015. Get more details here.

Adult High School Completion

This option is designed for adults age 19 or older who are Washington state residents and who attended high school in either Washington state or another state. Washington residents, age 19 years or older, receive discounted tuition.

If you began your freshman year of high school before July 1, 2004:

• Apply to North Seattle College.

• Take COMPASS test.

• Provide official, sealed transcript.

• Schedule advising appointment and request evaluation of credits to determine required coursework.

• Earn a cumulative 2.0 or higher GPA.

Apply for graduation.

If you began your freshman year of high school after July 1, 2004:

• Apply to North Seattle College.

• Take COMPASS test.

• Provide official, sealed transcript.

• Schedule advising appointment and request evaluation of credits to determine required coursework.

• Earn a cumulative 2.0 or higher GPA.

OSPI Graduation Requirements: Certificate of Academic Achievement (CAA) Options

HS and Beyond Plan (Resume, cover letter, personal statement

• Culminating project (ENGL& 102 or LIB 150)

• High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) (formerly WASL)

SAT/ACT/AP/Other state assessment

If you transferred to a Washington high school in 11th or 12th grade from out of state or out of the country, complete the OSPI CAA Options transfer student waiver form and the score verification form.
Students from an in-state high school must generate a score on the HSPE (attempt the HSPE) before obtaining access to the CAA Options.

OSPI Mathematics Graduation Requirements

• Obtain signature on HSC checklist.

• Apply for graduation. 

• Note: Once a student turns age 21, the CAA Options are no longer required for graduation. 

High School Conversion

Any student  at North can pursue the High School Conversion degree. Admission requirements for international students may be different. Please see the International Student Web pages. 

• Apply to North Seattle College.

• Take COMPASS test.

• Complete Associate of Arts, General Associate of Science or Associate of Business transfer degree (see degrees).

• Complete HIST& 146 or POLS& 202 and HIST& 214 within the Associate’s degree.

• Earn overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

If you began your freshman year of high school before July 1, 2004, apply for graduation.

If you began your freshman year of high school after July 1, 2004:
OSPI Graduation Requirements: Certificate of Academic Achievement (CAA) Options

 

• HS and Beyond Plan (Resume, cover letter, personal statement)

• Culminating project (ENGL& 102 or LIB 150)

• High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) (formerly WASL)

HSPE/SAT/ACT/AP/Other state assessment

If you transferred to a Washington high school in 11th or 12th grade from out of state or out of the country, complete the OSPI transfer student waiver form and the score verification form
Students from an in-state high school must generate a score on the HSPE (attempt the HSPE) before obtaining access to the CAA Options.

OSPI Mathematics Graduation Requirements

• Obtain signature on HSC checklist.

• Apply for graduation.

• Note: Once a student turns age 21, the CAA Options are no longer required for graduation.

Age 21 Years or Older & Earned an Associate’s Degree

Request a high school diploma from the college when applying to graduate.

Attended Running Start & Earned an Associate’s Degree

Request a high school diploma from the college when applying to graduate.

    • Program Coordinator
    • Shan Lackey
    • email
    • (206) 934-7303
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    • Basic & Transitional Studies Division
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    • Location
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    • Division Contacts
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    • Mailing Address
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    • Dean
    • Curtis Bonney