Fall Transfer Fair 11/18!

transfer fairJoin us Wednesday November 18th from 10:00am to 1:00pm in Syre Student Center Foyer for this year’s Fall Transfer Fair!

Come chat with representatives from various Washington state 4-year schools.  Get information about majors, programs and the admissions process.

Visit with representatives from:

…and more!

Any questions about the Fall Transfer Fair? Contact Entry & Advising at 360.383.3080!

Society of Women Engineers Scholarships!


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Apply now for Society of Women Engineers scholarships! Click the photo to link to the application and full scholarship criteria.

Have any questions about the scholarships? Contact Connie Starr at swepnwscholarship@gmail.com.


Whatcom Archaeology Fair: 10/28!

ArchaeologyFairPoster2Whatcom Community College anthropology faculty and the Association for WA Archaeology invite you to participate in an Archaeology Fair on October 28 from 5-7 p.m.

The public is invited to the Syre Student Center auditorium on campus to learn about all aspects of archaeology, both academic and applied. Students and professionals will host table displays about current archaeological projects, informational posters about recent research, and hands-on activities for kids of all ages. Organizers of a series of local events celebrating archaeology throughout the month of October will also be on hand to share their experiences; watch for these related announcements, and participate throughout the month, as well!

If you are curious about archaeology, join a group of actual and aspiring archaeologists in a fun, inclusive environment to learn how they uncover the material evidence of our shared past.

English Majors Can Be Doctors Too: Medical School Rethinks Pre-Med

Dr. David Muller, dean of medical education at Mount Sinai, believes that including in each medical school class some students who have a strong background in the humanities makes traditional science students better doctors, too. (Cindy Carpien for NPR)

You can’t tell by looking which students at Mount Sinai’s school of medicine in New York City were traditional pre-meds as undergraduates and which weren’t. And that’s exactly the point.

Most of the class majored in biology or chemistry, crammed for the medical college admission test and got flawless grades and scores.

But a growing percentage came through a humanities-oriented program at Mount Sinai known as HuMed. As undergraduates, they majored in things like English or history or medieval studies. And though they got good grades, too, they didn’t take the MCAT, because Mount Sinai guaranteed them admission after their sophomore year of college.

Adding students who are steeped in more than just science to the medical school mix is a serious strategy at Mount Sinai. Continue reading

Today: WWU Majors Fair @ WCC!

wwu majors fair

Please join us today, Wednesday October 21st for the WWU Majors Fair from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Syre Student Center Foyer!

Come speak to representatives from the college and explore majors that Western Washington University has to offer. This is a great and convenient opportunity to learn more about the various majors offered at WWU, admissions information, and the application process!

Stop by and bring a friend! All are welcome!

Health Professional Grad School Fair @ WWU Today!

health professionals fair

Is graduate school a part of your educational path to your chosen career? Will a professional school be pursued immediately after graduation? Perhaps graduate school will play into your future goals after working a few years.

This event allows you to personally meet representatives of health professional and non-health graduate programs. Learn about academic concentrations, program specializations, admission criteria, and application procedures.

First & Second Year Students:

  • Explore programs and learn about career paths they lead to
  • Cultivate school representative contacts for future inquiries
  • Identify undergraduate courses and co-curricular activities to help you explore your interests and strengthen a future application

Juniors, Seniors, Post-baccalaureates & Alumni:

  • Clarify program choices
  • Gather applications and financial aid information
  • Seek advice on the application process, personal statements, letters of recommendation, and interviews

2015 Health Professional/Graduate School Info Fair Exhibitors

A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine/Arizona
Osteopathic Medicine

Adler University
Psychology (Clinical; Counseling; Organizational)
Art Therapy
Public Policy & Administration (Immigration Policy & Practice; Social Change Leadership)

Antioch University Seattle
Art Therapy programs (Art; Counseling/Family; Drama)
Management and Leadership
Play Therapy Certificate

Bastyr University
Naturopathic Medicine
East Asian Medicine
Ayurvedic Sciences
Health Psychology
Herbal Sciences
Human Biology

Creighton University School of Pharmacy & Health Professions
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy

Eastern Washington University
Physical Therapy

Eastern Washington University
Psychology graduate programs

Eastern Washington University
Social Work

Life Chiropractic College West
Chiropractic Medicine

MEDEX Northwest
Physician Assistant

National College of Natural Medicine
Naturopathic Medicine
Global Health
Oriental Medicine
Integrative Medicine Research

North Cascades Institute
Environmental Education
NW Natural History Certificate
Nonprofit Leadership Administration Certificate

Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Pacific Lutheran University Graduate Admissions
Business (Business Administration; Finance Research; Marketing)
Creative Writing
Marriage & Family Therapy

Pacific University Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, Health Professions, and Optometry
Business: Business Administration; Finance
Healthcare: Audiology; Dental Hygiene; Gerontology; Healthcare Administration; Healthcare Compliance; Occupational Therapy; Optometry; Pharmacy; Physical Therapy; Physician Assistant Studies; Professional Psychology; Social Work; Speech-Language Pathology
Other: Education; Teaching & Endorsements; Athletic Training; Visual Function in Writing; Vision Science; Writing

Peace Corps
International Masters programs

Pepperdine University School of Public Policy
Public Policy

Seattle Pacific University
40 graduate programs within Colleges of Arts & Sciences; Business, Government & Economics; Education; Health Sciences; Psychology, Family & Community; and Seminary (reference link)

Seattle University
Programs offered through Colleges of Arts & Sciences; Education; Nursing; Science & Engineering; and Schools of Business; Law; Theology & Ministry; and more (reference link)

Study Across the Pond
Supports students interested in graduate degrees at 40 top UK universities

The Evergreen State College
Environmental Studies

The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Theology & Culture

Trinity Western University
Counseling Psychology
Interdisciplinary Humanities
Biblical Studies
Special Education

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Athletic Training
Health Science
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy

University of the Pacific
Programs offered through Colleges of Business; Education; Engineering and Computer Science; Pharmacy and Health Sciences; School of Law; School of Dentistry; Conservatory of Music; and more (reference link)

U.S. Army Seattle Medical Recruiting
Medical Scholarships

U.S. Navy
Medical Scholarships

University of Washington-Bothell STEM Grad Programs
Computer Science & Software Engineering
Cyber Security Engineering
Electrical Engineering

University of Washington College of Education
Education Leadership & Policy Studies
Curriculum & Instruction
Special Education
Teacher Education
Education Psychology
Education Equity & Society

University of Washington Information School
Information Management
Information Science
Library and Information Science

University of Washington School of Dentistry

University of Washington School of Medicine
Allopathic Medicine (MD)

University of Washington Neuroscience Graduate Program

University of Washington School of Pharmacy

University of Washington School of Social Work
Social Work

Washington State University-Spokane
Health Policy & Administration

Western Washington University Graduate School
All WWU graduate programs & certificates

Western Washington University College of Business and Economics

Western Washington University Woodring College of Education
Secondary Education

Western Washington University Woodring College of Education
Rehabilitation Counseling
If you have any questions please contact Anna Tognazzini.

Apply Now: Fall 2015 Student Emergency Fund

emergency fund FALL 2015Apply now for the Fall Quarter Student Emergency Fund! Emergency Funding is limited to a maximum of two lifetime awards and requests for transportation assistance will be limited to a one time award. Due to limited funds, applications for first time awards are given top priority.

Emergency funding can be requested for tuition, childcare expenses, medical/dental, transportation, etc. View the application linked below for more details on the application process and criteria.

Fall Quarter 2015 Emergency Fund Application

The Emergency Fund Application is due no later than 4:00pm on Monday October 26th! Contact the Financial Aid Office with any questions at finaid@whatcom.ctc.edu.

WWU Majors Fair October 21st!

Majors FairPlease join us on Wednesday October 21st for the WWU Majors Fair from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Syre Student Center Foyer!

Western Washington University has over 140 majors to offer! Come speak to representatives from the college and explore your options.

For questions regarding the WWU Majors Fair, contact Entry & Advising at 360.383.3080!

Scholarship Opportunities!


There are two scholarship opportunities available to outstanding students at Whatcom Community College. The deadline for both applications is Monday Oct. 26th so apply or nominate now!

Students: Apply now for the 2015 All-USA Community College Academic Team and scholarship, presented by Phi Theta Kappa and sponsored by Follett Higher Education Group. Pick up application forms in Student Life, Syre Student Center 208.

Contact Laura Singletary at lsingletary@whatcom.ctc.edu for more information.


  • GPA 3.50 GPA or higher through the fall 2015
  • Completion of 48 quarter college-level credits by Dec. 31, 2015
  • Record at your community college free from suspension, probation or other serious disciplinary action
  • Applicant has temporary or permanent U.S. residency, or are attending college on an appropriate visa

Faculty and staff: Please consider nominating a student for the ACT Transforming Lives Award who has overcome significant obstacles in his or her pursuit of a better life. Download the nomination form here.

Contact Laurie Starr at lstarr@whatcom.ctc.edu or 360.383.3225 for more information.


  • Current or former student who has completed or made significant progress toward completing a degree or certificate
  • Overcome significant barriers to achieve higher education goals
  • Experiences demonstrate how Washington State community and technical colleges help transform lives through education and support
  • The nominee must share a compelling story in written format (maximum 500 words) about overcoming barriers to achieve higher education goals

Apply or nominate before October 26th!