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How to Get Started in the Running Start Program

Contact Us
LCC Running Start Office
Marcy Gilchrist
Running Start Coordinator

Toll Free 1.866.900.2311
Fax 360.442.2479
Location: Student Center, second floor, across from the student computers; please refer to the Campus Map
Mon-Fri: 8 am to 5 pm

Spring Quarter

For students planning to start classes in the Spring:

Last day to apply for Spring Quarter is March 6, 2015.

You must have completed steps 1-4 below by this date.


  1. Apply for Admission to Lower Columbia College.
  2. Take the Placement Test in reading, writing, and math (un-timed, multiple-choice tests given on a computer).
    • Cost: $30
    • No appointment necessary. Testing Center open Mon-Thu 8 am to 5 pm. Last test is issued at 3 pm.
    • Location: Lower Columbia College Admissions Center Room 154 (Testing Center).
    • Bring picture ID (driver's license, permit or ID, passport or ASB card).
    • Tell staff you are testing for Running Start.
  3. When you've passed, you will get an application packet from the Testing Center. Read and follow the instructions.
  4. Turn in your Running Start application to the Student Activities Office, located downstairs in the Student Center.