Earn College Credit through Running Start

Get Your Running Start at Green River!

Running Start is perfect for junior or seniors currently in high school.

As a junior or senior in high school you can take college classes at Green River College tuition-free. Classes may apply to both your high school graduation requirements and your college degree. You may attend part-time or full-time, taking classes exclusively at GRC or a mix of classes at your high school and at GRC. Running Start does not cover books, fees, or transportation. A fee waiver and book loan program is available for those who qualify.

Visit Running Start to learn more. Follow the guide below to start today!

Part 1: Apply Online

Your student email account will be activated the next business day after your application is processed. All Green River communication will be sent to your Green River student email account.

Part 2: Begin Orientation

This orientation helps prepare you for success at Green River. You will need your student ID number which is provided at the bottom of your acceptance email to access online orientation.

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Enrollment Services
SA 277
253-833-9111, ext. 2500
enrollmentservices@greenriver.edu

Part 1: Check Requirements

To participate in Running Start, you must be eligible for Engl& 101. Students wishing to take math courses or courses with math prerequisites need to show eligibility for college-level math. Visit the placement page for assessment and placement options. Proof of eligibility may include test score or transcript.

Part 2: Testing Information

English eligibility is determined by taking the College Success Assessment; math eligibility is determined through WAMAP math entrance exam.

  • Bring your Green River student ID number and photo ID.
  • Allow up to 1-1/2 hours for the assessment. You will receive your scores and eligibility determination once you finish.
  • Visit the testing center page for locations and hours.

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Running Start
SA 122
253-288-3380
runningstart@greenriver.edu

Part 1: Obtain Forms

Submit proof of eligibility to your high school to obtain your Enrollment Verification Form (EVF).

  • For home schooled or private school students, take proof of eligibility to your district office. You must enroll through your local district to access the Running Start Program.

Complete the Running Start Student Responsibility Agreement (SRA) with your parent/guardian.

Part 2: Submit Forms

Bring your completed and signed EVF and SRA to the Running Start Office or any branch campus. Remember to include:

  • Your Green River ID number
  • Your email address
  • Your parent/guardian signature

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Running Start
SA 122
253-288-3380
runningstart@greenriver.edu

Forms are located on the Running Start page

Part 1: Online

Part 2: In-person

Sign up for your group in-person Running Start Registration, Advising and Planning (RAP). During this session, you will have the opportunity to register for classes for the upcoming quarter.

This session is mandatory for participation in Running Start at Green River College.

Ask Us

Running Start
SA 122
253-288-3380
runningstart@greenriver.edu