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LWTC switches to new credit system

new credit system Students at Lake Washington Technical College are the beneficiaries of a major, year-long move into a credit-bearing system. With this conversion, students now earn credits for their educational efforts, the common denominator of the higher education system nationwide.
   Converting to credits enables students to transfer general education classes to other colleges and universities. And as more articulation is developed between LWTC and other four-year colleges, they will be able to more easily transfer program credits to continue their studies. Also, federal financial aid is more readily available to students since the college's credit status is approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
   A pre-enrollment orientation will be held at Lake Washington Technical College May 20, at 6 p.m. During this evening session, prospective students will learn about the new choices the college offers. These include transferable, credit-bearing general education classes, the associate of applied sciences degree and certificates, and greater course scheduling flexibility. Refreshments will be served at the orientation which will be held on the college's Kirkland campus in room W-207.