How to Apply to Running Start
There are SIX simple steps. These steps need to be completed PRIOR to the application and registration deadlines.
Application & Registration Deadlines:
FALL 2012 September 21, 2012
WINTER 2013 TBA
SPRING 2013 TBA
Step 1: Applications
Consult with your high school counselor and parents or guardians about your readiness. Complete a Shoreline Community College Application for Admission. Submit this form to the Running Start office at the same time you submit your test results.
Step 2: Schedule and take the COMPASS test
Make an appointment with the Testing center online. You must take the COMPASS test to determine your readiness for English and Math Courses. It is mandatory to take the English part of the test. If you want to take a math class or other classes that require a certain math placement, you also need to take the math portion. You must qualify for English 101 in both Reading and Writing to qualify for Running Start.
Step 3: Bring a copy of your test results to the Running Start Office regardless of the results.
Step 4: Meet with Your High School Counselor
Meet with your High School Counselor to complete the Running Start Enrollment Verification Form listing the class(es) you wish to take. We strongly recommend that you include a list of alternate classes as well. For every quarter you attend Running Start you must complete this form. This form must also be signed by your parent/guardian, even if you are 18 years old.
* Please note, for students applying for the Fall quarter, we advise you to try to complete this step before the school year ends, as you will not have access to your high school counselors during Summer break. Otherwise, you may have to wait until they become available when the school year resumes in August.
Step 5: Attend a new student Orientation & Registration session
To schedule a New Student Orientation and Registration session, call our office to schedule at 206-546-6906 or 206-546-4559. You must attend this session to register for classes. Bring your signed Running Start Enrollment Verification Form with you to this session.
Prior to attending this session, please review the Running Start Online Orientation. At the end, there is a quiz that needs to be completed and printed out. Please also bring the completed quiz with you at your scheduled orientation or appointment date.
Step 6: Submit high school transcripts to the Running Start Office