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Welcome to the Running Start program at Green River Community College! Running Start is an exciting and nationally recognized option that allows qualified high school juniors and seniors to enroll in college courses tuition-free. Credits earned at Green River Community College are transferable to most 4-year colleges and universities, and can satisfy high school graduation requirements. Students may enroll simultaneously in high school and college classes, or exclusively in college classes. Please view our site through one of four lenses. Are you a prospective Running Start student? Are you a current Running Start student? Are you the parent of a Running Start student? Or are you a high school counselor?

RSVP for an Evening Exclusively for Parents/Guardians of New Running Start Students

If you are the parent or guardian of a NEW Running Start student, please join the Running Start staff for important tips to help make your student's college experience positive, productive, and successful. Please register for the event by August 13.

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Workshops

CURRENTLY ENROLLED RUNNING START STUDENTS ONLY: Sign up for a mandatory planning workshop only after attending a Running Start Orientation

This planning workshop, exclusively for Running Start students, is mandatory for all new Running Start students taking ten or more credits. All other Running Start students are welcome to attend as well--you will learn a lot!

We will cover: 

  • The associate degrees Green River Community College offers
  • How to choose a degree and plan your quarters efficiently
  • How an associate degree transfers to universities
  • Planning your degree using the Ed Plan tool and other resources

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Meet the Staff

The Running Start staff are dedicated to helping students begin their college journey at Green River by providing guidance, education and direction into the world of higher education. We offer strategies for navigating college programs through workshops, meetings, emails, our website, etc. We are available Monday through Friday for appointments, email, and phone communications.

Colleen Bassham

Collen Bassham
  • Employed at Green River since: 2007
  • Education: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Specialty: Running Start
  • Notable Fact: Experienced as a High School Career Specialist and College Advisor.
 

Lindsey Morris

Lindsey Morris
  • Employed at Green River since: 2007
  • Education: Master of Education (M.Ed.)
  • Specialty: Running Start
  • Notable Fact: I kind of grew up with Green River. I was a CLEO student, then continued working part-time while I finished my undergraduate degree. From my experience in Outreach, I have a passion for student access and helping students succeed. I am also the mother of an adorable toddler; he keeps us busy!
 

Mollie Dow

Mollie Dow
  • Employed at Green River since: 2005
  • Education: Associate of Science at Mt Hood Community College
  • Specialty: Running Start
  • Notable Fact: Mollie loves to bake, especially yeast breads and rolls (cinnamon and raisin rolls). She is a grandmother of 7-5 boys, 2 girls. Their ages are 7 months to 11 years old. Number 8 will be due in June 2013. Her favorite sport is basketball.
 

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Contact Us

Call.

If you need assistance, please call the number shown below.

(253) 833-9111, ext. 2643

Email.

You can send the Career & Advising Center an email by using the link below.

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Visit.

We are located on the main campus in Auburn, on the first floor of the Lindbloom Student Center (LC), room 126.

Look for LC on the campus map.

12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA 98092

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