Students, are you interested in learning more about Running Start?
Please attend one of our upcoming Running Start Overview Information Sessions.
LW Counselors will be presenting:
- Thursday, January 30th in the College & Career Center during ROO Time*
- Wednesday, February 5th in the College & Career Center @ 1PM*
*These information sessions are for current students only.
Becoming a Running Start student is a big decision and being a college student during your high school years is not for everyone. We encourage you to have a brief discussion with your counselor about what running start entails. You should thoroughly research this option online before attending a community college informational meeting. This will help determine if you are ready for college level work during your junior and/or senior years.
Part of attending a college program earlier than most of your peers is an added responsibility of emailing teachers, professors, counselors and advisors, filling out applications and forms in a timely manner, staying organized and being able to ask for help when needed. All community colleges have their own application system and deadlines you need to be familiar with.
If you are interested in Running Start, you will need to complete steps listed below.
- Bellevue College
- Cascadia Community College
- Edmonds Community College
- Lake Washington Institute of Technology
- Shoreline Community College
Don't forget to complete your:
GPA cords may be purchased for $7.00 at the ASB window. A GPA of 3.5 or higher (cumulative) qualifies for a cord. The GPA is based on the GPA earned through fall quarter of the senior year for Running Start students. The Bookkeeper has a list of those seniors who qualify.
***Running Start students do not qualify for Departmental Honors or cords. ***