SHB 1758 was approved by the Legislature and took effect July 26, 2009, in order to expand options for students to earn high school diplomas.
A community or technical college may issue a high school diploma or certificate as provided under this section:
- An individual 21 years or older, who earns an associate degree, including an associate of arts degree, associate of science degree, associate of technology degree, or associate in applied science degree, shall be awarded a state high school diploma from the college upon written request from the student.
- An individual enrolled through Running Start who satisfactorily completes an associate degree (see list above), shall be awarded a state high school diploma from the college upon written request from the student.
For more information, please contact the Credential Evaluations Department at 360-992-2805.