About Running Start

About Running Start

The Washington State Legislature established Running Start as an option to offer high school students more choices to complete their high school education.

The Running Start program offers academically qualified high school juniors and seniors enrolled in public high schools the opportunity to take college classes while earning credit for high school. Students may take classes at any one of the Green River campuses or online. Students interested in Running Start may learn more about the program by reading this website or viewing our information session

Green River's Running Start Program at a glance:

  • 1,600+ students participate from over 40 high schools across 15 school districts.
  • Average GPA of a Running Start student is 3.0.
  • Mixture of students who are enrolled full-time and part-time at Green River.
  • Students have the option to earn their high school diploma from Green River by completing any associate degree.
  • Students pursue both transfer and career and technical education programs.
  • Students participate in campus activities and leadership.

Learn More

Learn more about the Running Start program by visiting the sections below.

Hours of Operation

 Zoom Virtual Lobby Hours:

Monday - Thursday

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

*For drop-in advising times, please check our Running Start Advising Page

In-person Hours: 

Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Friday
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
*Please note that masks are required when visiting the Running Start office. 

 

Phone Hours: (253) 288-3380

Monday - Thursday 
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Friday
 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
 

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Contact Us

If you have any questions about Running Start or would like to schedule an appointment to meet with an Educational Planner please do not hesitate to contact us!

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Virtual lobby: Connect with us via Zoom - see hours of operation above for availability. 

Phone: 253-288-3380 - see hours of operation above for availability.

Visit:  The Running Start Office is located in the Student Affairs Building (SA 135) on the Main Campus.

NOTE: Running Start is available for in-person assistance on Monday - Friday and masks are required when visiting the Running Start office in-person.  

12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA 98092-3699

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