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Policies and Procedures

Enrollment Services
West Building, W201
(425) 739-8104



Business Hours

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact Enrollment Services, (425) 739-8104, during regular business hours.


Absence due to Faith or Conscience 

LWTech students may request two days of excused absences per academic year for reasons of faith or conscience or for organized activities conducted under the auspices of a religious denomination, church, or religious organization.

Academic Standards of Progress

Lake Washington Institute of Technology is a state supported public institution. Washington State Law (RCW 28B.10.695) requires colleges to adopt policies to help ensure students seeking degrees and certificates complete these programs in a timely manner and efficiently use state resources.

Carl Perkins State Funding

The Carl D. Perkins Vocational–Technical Education Act Amendments of 1998 was signed into law on October 31, 1998. This legislation restructures and reforms programs previously authorized by the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act.

 Course Disclaimer

This website provides a general guideline of courses and other information offered by the Lake Washington Institute of Technology. The classes and programs described herein are implemented at the sole discretion of the College and are subject to change at any time without notice.


Lake Washington Institute of Technology has adopted procedures to comply with Public Law 93-380, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.

Gainful Employment

Regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010, require institutions to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs). Those regulations also provide that institutions must disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution's GE Programs.

Grievances, Appeals and Complaints

Students may appeal or grieve a college action (excluding grades and student conduct decisions) by filing a written notice of appeal with the appropriate vice president.

Limitation of Liability

Lake Washington Institute of Technology's total liability for claims arising from a contractual relationship with the student in any way related to classes or programs shall be limited to the tuition and expenses paid by the student to the college for those classes or programs.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Lake Washington Institute of Technology values equality of opportunity, human dignity, racial, cultural and ethnic diversity both as an educational institution and as an employer.

Policies & Procedures

College Policies and Procedures as well as bargaining agreements with unions/groups on campus.


College Policies and Procedures recently adopted or currently under consideration by the Board of Trustees.

Safety & Security Policy

Every effort is made by LWTech to maintain a safe and secure environment. This can occur if everyone makes safety a priority and takes his or her share of the responsibility for security for himself or herself and others on campus by reporting crimes and potential problems. The Campus Public Safety department is here to help. 

Social Security Number Policy

Lake Washington Institute of Technology will not deny any right, benefit or privilege provided by law because of a student's refusal to disclose a Social Security number when it is not required for purposes required under law.

State Support of Higher Education Students

Pursuant to RCW 28B.76.300 and RCW 28B.15.0681, the state provides a level of financial aid programs to help students and their families pay for college.

Student Right to Know

In accordance with federal regulations, Lake Washington Institute of Technology reports completion and graduation rates for a select group of students who entered the college in fall 1998. The study identifies the percentages who had completed their programs or transferred by spring, 2001.