Incoming Students

What to Expect

Once you've been accepted into the Running Start program, you will be contacted via email to schedule an appointment for a group registration session where an advisor will help you register for classes.

You are also required to attend an online or in-person orientation session. These orientations for newly enrolled students are offered a few before the start of every quarter, and will help prepare you for the college environment and academic expectations.

How to Be Successful

  1. Meet with your Running Start advisor and completing the required new student orientation are good first steps to set yourself up for success.
  2. Advisors can help if you are uncertain about what to pursue in college and can provide guidance on course selection and requirements for your desired major.
  3. Start building your college support network now. Keep your parents or guardians and family members involved. Let them know about classes you are taking, share what you are learning and reach out for advice when you need help.

If you aren't sure what your next steps should be, check our Get Started page for more information about the enrollment process.

Current Students

For our returning students, there are still active steps for you to take to ensure your success in Running Start.

How to Be Successful

  1. Meet with your Running Start advisor as needed. You advisor can help provide guidance as you make decisions about your desired degree path, choose courses and complete requirements for your major.
  2. Remember to complete a Running Start Enrollment Verification form each quarter you wish to take courses.
  3. Be aware of your high school graduation requirements.