Prospective Running Start Students

Prospective Students

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 three Green River campuses or online. Students interested in Running Start may learn more about the program by reading this website or attending an information session on campus.

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.

Please sign up to attend a Running Start Information Session at Green River College. We will cover general information regarding Running Start, eligibility requirements, benefits of the program, registration timelines and how to get started to help you determine if Running Start is a good fit for you or your student. The presentation lasts approximately 45 minutes, after which staff will be present answer your questions.

Thursday 5/10/2018 6 p.m. - main campus (Auburn)

Wednesday 6/6/18 6 p.m. - main campus (Auburn)

Please note: Registration does not take place at this session. If you have completed the College Success Assessment (or other placement test) and obtained a RS Enrollment Verification Form from your high school counselor, please contact us directly for more information about the next step to register.

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!

Email Running Start

Phone: 253-288-3380
Fax: 253-288-3324


The Running Start Office is located in the Student Affairs Building (SA 122) on the Main Campus.

12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA 98092-3699

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