Running Start Admission

Getting started at Centralia College is easy and free. Student seeking to participate in the Running Start program can follow these simple steps to apply and register.

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Running Start is a state program for academically qualified juniors and senior high school students. You can enroll in courses to fulfill high school graduation requirements and earn college credit.

Step One - Apply for Running Start

Complete the Running Start application. Submit to the Advising/Counseling Center.

Step Two - Submit Transcripts

Submit your official high school transcript to the Advising/Counseling Center.

Step Three - Submit Placement

Submit Smarter Balanced test scores to the Advising/Counseling Center or take the college placement test. See College Placement Testing Tips. To qualify for Running Start, a student must test into English 101. 

Step Four - Meet with an Advisor

Schedule an appointment for advising by calling the Advising/Counseling Center at 360-623-8967 or Centralia College East (Morton) at 360-496-5022.

Step Five - Attend an Orientation

The student and a parent or guardian must attend a mandatory Running Start Student and Parent Orientation. 

Date Time Location Session
March 4 7 p.m. WSC 121 Orientation
April 9  7 p.m. WSC 121 Orientation
April 15 6 p.m. CCEast (Morton) Orientation
April 24 7 p.m. WSC 121 Orientation
May 9 7 p.m. WSC 121 Orientation
May 20 7 p.m. WSC 121 Orientation
June 5 7 p.m. WSC 121 Orientation
Aug. 21 7 p.m. WSC 121 Orientation

 

Step Six - Register

Register at the Enrollment Services Office with your registration form and the completed and signed Running Start Verification Form.

Contact Running Start 

Running Start
Advising/Counseling Center
TransAlta Commons, Second Floor
360-623-8967
runningstart@centralia.edu