TAG Program

Media Contacts:
Libby Siebens, Wenatchee Valley College executive director community relations, 509.682.6436
Teri Fink, Wenatchee School District communications officer, 509.663.8161
Eric Anderson, Wenatchee High School principal, 509.662.3407
Kory Kalahar, WestSide High School principal, 509.663.7947

November 21, 2016

In order to help high school seniors successfully transition into college, Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee High School and WestSide High School are partnering to offer a one-year pilot program, The Admissions Guarantee (TAG). The program will automatically admit WHS and WestSide seniors to WVC for the 2017-18 school year.

The college will waive the $25 admission fee for students in TAG. Seniors must graduate from high school in order to be eligible for TAG, and they would be required to attend an orientation session.

TAG is valid only for WVC admission. Financial aid and scholarship applications are separate. Students planning to attend any other college or university would also need to complete a separate application for that school.

TAG program goals are to:

  • Increase student knowledge of higher education options.
  • Help students and families navigate the college admission process.
  • Provide support to local high schools as they help students understand how to apply for college admission.

“Applying to college can be a daunting task for students and families,” said Dr. Chio Flores, WVC Vice President of Student Services and Enrollment Management. “TAG offers a seamless process for admission to WVC. The program provides WVC an opportunity to support local area high school graduates in their transition to college.”

Flores said that the college is looking to expand the program to other high schools in the future.

Wenatchee High School Principal Eric Anderson and WestSide High School Principal Kory Kalahar said they are excited to partner with WVC and remove barriers to postsecondary education for their students.

For more information, contact Josh Brack, WVC Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator, at 509.682.6837.