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Walla Walla Community College


If traditional and alternative high schools haven’t worked for you, WWCC’s High School Completion program, Open Doors, can provide a path to a diploma—and a career. It’s designed for students 16 to 20 who have dropped out of school or don’t expect to graduate by age 21. We’ll take a look at your high school transcripts, identify the gaps and work with you to create a plan to graduate. Through Open Doors, you can earn a:

  • High school diploma.
  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate.
  • Professional/technical certificate.
  • Associate degree.

Careers in High School Completion

High School Completion Why a Diploma Matters

Even if you’ve hit some roadblocks along the way, it’s worth getting your diploma now. Workers with a high school diploma make on average 25% more than those without one. And your earning potential only grows with each level of school you complete. Having a diploma can pave the way for you to earn a college certificate or degree — and open up all kinds of job opportunities.

Certificates & Degrees in High School Completion

Through the Open Doors program you can earn a high school diploma, get ready for the GED test, or earn a college certificate or degree. Our staff can help you decide which program and courses are right for you — so that you can reach your goals.

High School Diploma

This high school diploma is designed for youth learners (ages 16 to 20).

General Educational Development (GED) Certificate

This certificate shows that you’ve passed four high school equivalency tests. It means that you have the same knowledge as a traditional high school graduate.

High School Completion Program Details

Scholarship Opportunities

At WWCC, we’ll help you find scholarships that may be open to you. Scholarships provide money for school that you don’t have to pay back. They can be used for things like tuition, books, tools and fees. They come from sources like the WWCC Foundation, local businesses and private funds. Some
WWCC programs also have scholarships for students working toward a certain certificate or degree. You might qualify based on good grades, financial need or the potential to benefit from school. The bottom line: You have options. We’ll help you explore them at WWCC.

Paying for Your Degree

There are lots of ways to pay for college. We will work with you to find the right mix of support so that you can go after your dreams. Talk with us to learn more about:

  • Work study — work part-time on campus while you earn your degree.
  • Emergency funds — for students who are struggling to make ends meet.

You can go to college. Start exploring your options today.

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