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Admissions Procedures for Students Under the Age of Eighteen

Please complete the following steps to be considered for admissions as an underage student.

Note: Running Start students should follow the steps outlined on the Running Start Website.

  1. Complete the Underage Enrollment Form.

  2. Complete the Parent Permission for Age Exemption Form.

  3. Take the College Placement Test.
    See the Student Support Center for drop in hours or call (360) 538-4099 for information.

  4. Call or email Nancy DeVerse, the Vice-President for Student Services Designee, for an appointment at or (360) 538-4030 to receive authorization to attend.

  5. Meet with Nancy DeVerse and provide completed forms and a copy of the College Placement Test.

Do not hesitate to contact us if we can answer any of your questions personally.
You can reach us at 360-532-9020 or 1-800-562-4830 (Washington State Only) or at



Office Hours

Regular Office Hours:

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. During 1st 4 days of Fall, Winter & Spring Quarters

Summer Office Hours:

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday
Closed Fridays

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Grays Harbor College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Inquiries regarding an institution’s accredited status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 558-4224


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records.  They are:  (1) The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day the College receives a request for access.  Students should submit to the registrar written requests that identify the record(s) they wish to inspect.  The College official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.  If the records are not maintained by the College official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.  (2) The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the student believes are inaccurate or misleading.  Students may ask the College to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading.  They should write the College officials responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading.  If the College decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the College will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment.  Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.  (3) The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.  One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests.  A school official is a person employed by the College in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position whom the College has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.  A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.  (4) The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Grays Harbor College to comply with the requirements of FERPA.  The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA are:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
600 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC   20202-4605


Grays Harbor College complies with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 concerning the information, which becomes a part of a student's permanent educational record and governing the conditions of its disclosure.  Procedural guidelines governing compliance with this statute have been developed and are available through the Office of Admissions and Records.  The following directory data is considered public information and will routinely be given in response to requests:  student's name, address, gender, date of birth, major field of study, extracurricular activities, height and weight of athletic team members, dates of attendance, degrees, scholarships and awards received, other institutions attended, and veteran status.  Any student wishing to have such information withheld when inquiries are received must notify the Office of Admissions and Records in writing.


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Admissions and Records Office
1620 Edward P. Smith Drive
Aberdeen, WA 98520

(360) 538-4026
or toll-free (in WA state) (800) 562-4830
Fax: (360) 538-4299

Community Education Centers

Riverview Education Center, Raymond: 360-875-9466, Fax: 360-875-9467
Columbia Education Center, Ilwaco: 360-642-9433, Fax: 360-642-9434
Whiteside Continuing Education Center, Aberdeen: 360-533-9733, Fax: 360-533-9779

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