Running Start Academic Standards

Academic Standards

Running Start is a fantastic opportunity to earn high school and college credit simultaneously, however, there are consequences which students should be aware of if they do not perform well academically. Not only do poor grades and incomplete credits impact a student's ability to graduate on time, but there are long-term consequences that may impact a student's financial aid eligibility or ability to transfer to a university. Therefore we uphold the Academic Standards Policy.

In order to make satisfactory academic progress, to remain eligible for Running Start, you must:

  1. Earn a minimum 2.0 quarterly grade point average (GPA) AND
  2. Earn a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA)

By enrolling in Running Start at Green River, you are agreeing to this policy. Students have three opportunities to demonstrate satisfactory progress. Three quarters of not meeting standards will result in dismissal from the Green River Running Start Program. No appeal is available.

Students are expected to know their academic status at all times. You may access your unofficial transcript through ctcLink under the "Academic Progress" tile. Grades generally post to your transcript 5-7 days after the quarter ends. It is advisable to track your grades during the quarter so you are aware of your performance at any given time and can address concerns as they arise.

We want your experience as a Running Start student to be positive and productive. If you are struggling in classes, there are support services available to you, most of which are free including tutoring, advising, counseling and workshops. Please do not hesitate to contact your advisor or Running Start team for guidance and support.

Future Financial Aid Considerations

Financial aid eligibility at Green River will be affected by a student's academic performance in Running Start.

  • Specifically, the Green River College's Academic Progress policy (for Financial Aid) states: "The College will look at all attempted credits regardless of the source of tuition payment."
  • Time spent at Green River College reduces the overall time period students can be considered for financial aid because you are taking college level classes.
  • Academic progress policies vary from institution to institution; protect your transcript by completing all attempted credits. See a Running Start advisor for questions.

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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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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