Our college program offers students three semesters of college per year.
Students attend class with a professor twice a week over 14 weeks for a total of 55 class hours. We also hold three weekly study halls where undergraduate students from the University of Puget Sound and outside volunteers assist students with writing and class assignments.
Entering college for the first time can be intimidating.
We prepare our students with an introductory course designed to help students develop the organizational skills necessary for success in college. After an orientation and assessment, students are admitted as a cohort and take college preparatory courses in Math and English.
We do extensive outreach to encourage women to enroll in FEPPS college classes.
Through a monthly lecture series, film series, and Critical Inquiry, we provide opportunities for intellectual engagement for all women and staff at the prison. Student mentors, coordinated through our Advising Council and the WCCW Women’s Village, provide guidance and support to new cohorts of students.