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Running Start

Contact Us
Running Start
Marcy Gilchrist
Running Start Coordinator

Tel 360.442.2352
Toll Free 1.866.900.2311
Fax 360.442.2479
Student Center, second floor, next to student computers
see Campus Map
M-F 8 am - 5 pm

The Running Start program offers eligible high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to enroll in college classes at Lower Columbia College and receive both high school and college credit. The program was created by the Washington State Legislature to provide academically qualified students an opportunity to take college courses while they are still in high school.

Students may enroll simultaneously in high school and college classes, or solely in college classes. Students receive both high school and college credit for completed classes.

Information Sessions

If you are ready to start making an exciting jump into college through the Running Start program, you must attend one of the information sessions to learn more about the program. Testing for Running Start begins on March 12, after the information session is completed.

How to Get Started

Quarterly Registration Process

Steps to get registered for your classes.

Forms & Information

Forms you need to participate in Running Start.

Frequently Asked Questions

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