Incoming Students

What to Expect

Once you've been 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 encouraged to attend an online or in-person orientation session. These orientations for newly enrolled students are offered a couple of weeks before the start of every quarter, and will help prepare you for the college environment and academic expectations.

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How to Be Successful

  1. Meet with your Running Start advisor to learn more about degrees, course selection and requirements for your desired major.
  2. Complete a new student orientation session before the start of your first quarter of college.
  3. 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! View the Running Start Student Handbook.

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How to Be Successful

  1. Meet with your Running Start advisor as needed 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 signed by your high school counselor, you and a guardian each quarter you wish to take courses.
  3. Once you have registered for classes, pay your class fees within 7 business days (fees will be waived for students eligible for free/reduced lunch at their high school). 
  4. Meet with your high school counselor as needed to stay on track for your high school graduation requirements.