Steps to enroll for Running Start
Before your first day of class at SPSCC, you must attend an On-campus Info Session. (Recommended as first step, but does not have to be done before the rest of the steps below.)
Apply Online to get your Student ID (SID) number. You will receive an email with your SID number after your application is processed, within 3-5 business days.
Set up your SPSCC email account, the email we use to communicate with you and your login to the college network.
Need help? Call 360-596-5544.
Meet with your high school counselor to discuss graduation requirements for your high school, then choose how many classes you will complete at high school and at SPSCC. You can look at available classes in the Class Schedule. There is a 15-credit limit to the number of courses you can be enrolled in between high school and SPSCC with full tuition coverage. If you wish to take more credits, you will pay full tuition for the additional credits. See the Running Start Enrollment Verification Form for the funding table and use it to meet with your high school counselor.
As a new SPSCC student, you must also attend New Student Advising & Registration (NSAR) to register for classes in-person. Bring a photo ID and your list of required graduation course equivalencies.
If you don't bring the form to NSAR, you will have to register as a full tuition paying student. Tuition is not due at the NSAR unless the tuition due date is passed. Any tuition payment made after the tuition due date will be refunded 100% if you turn in your Running Start Enrollment Verification Form by the fifth day of the quarter. Deliver the form to the One Stop or the Advising Center in Building 22 or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each quarter, you must submit the Running Start Enrollment Verification Form (RSEVF) in order to get your tuition waived. Your High School counselor or district rep and your parent or guardian will need to sign the RSEVF before you turn it into SPSCC. Fees and the costs of books and supplies are not covered through the Running Start program. Fees are due by the tuition due date each quarter. Students with a qualifying financial need may submit for the Fee Waiver & Book Loan program.
Tuition for credits within the funding limits will be paid for you through the Running Start program. If you take classes under the 100 level or over the credit distribution maximums, you must pay tuition for those credits. If at any time during the quarter you change your credit distributions you may owe additional tuition to the college.
|Starting Quarter:||Fall 2019||Winter 2020||Spring 2020|
|Recommended to Apply By:||Apr 2019||Oct 2019||Jan 2020|
|Class Schedule Online:||Apr 2019||Oct 2019||Jan 2020|
|Take Placement Test:||Mar-Apr 2019||Oct-Nov 2019||Jan-Feb 2020|
|Registration Opens:||May 20, 2019||TBD||TBD|
|RS Verification Form Due:||Sep 3, 2019||Dec 17, 2019||Mar 17, 2020|
|Fees Due By:||Sep 3, 2019||Dec 17, 2019||Mar 17, 2020|
|Classes Start:||Sep 23, 2019||Jan 6, 2020||Apr 6, 2020|
Running Start Information Sessions
Are you interested? Students and a parent or guardian should attend an on-campus info session to ensure Running Start is a good fit for your family. Info sessions run year-round at our Olympia and Lacey campuses. Parking is free and no permit is required. Campus Map & Directions.