Eligibility for Running Start

Eligibility Criteria

To participate in Running Start at Green River, students must:

  • Be enrolled through a public high school district. Students who are home schooled or attend a private school are encouraged to contact their local public school district for instructions on their enrollment procedures.
  • Be a high school junior or senior, according to grade level placement policies of the district the student is enrolled through.
  • Be at least 16 years old upon admission to the program, or turn 16 during the first quarter of enrollment in Running Start.
  • Meet minimum placement requirements, see below for more information.

English Placement

Students must be eligible for Engl& 101 to participate in Running Start. Most students complete an assessment to demonstrate they are prepared for college-level coursework. Green River uses a placement tool called the College Success Assessment, which assesses reading and math skills. College Success Assessment placement also helps guide students in their decisions about which classes to take.

Students may use alternative placement methods if they believe their placement scores do not accurately reflect their ability or skill levels. These alternative methods include high school or college transcripts, AP or IB test scores, Smarter Balanced Assessment scores and placement reciprocity. Visit the placement section for more information on alternative placement methods. Most students generally use College Success Assessment to demonstrate eligibility for Engl& 101.

Math Placement

There is no required math placement for students to be able to participate in Running Start. However, students are strongly encouraged to continue math courses even if they have met their high school's math requirement for graduation. Stopping out of a math sequence can make it difficult later on to continue with the next level of math. Students may complete math at the high school or decide to take math at Green River. Either way, it is recommended students continue with math. Students may use any method of placement on our placement section for math.

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: 253-833-9111, ext. 2674
Fax: 253-288-3324

Visit

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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Monday - Tuesday
8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Wednesday - Thursday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Saturday, Sunday
Closed
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