Steps to Enroll for Running Start
See upcoming information session dates below. Before your first day of class at SPSCC, you need to attend an on-campus information 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.
To be eligible for Running Start, you must place into, or have completed, English 101. Note for Fall 2020 Start: If you do not have any other high school documentation to submit for placement you can take the ACCUPLACER test online. Please see the Assessment Center page for online testing info and to register for the test. See the Running Start Placement Guide for more information on other forms of acceptable documentation..
Interested in learning more about placement and what documents you can use or exams you can take? Join one of our virtual Placement Sessions! Students and parent/guardians are encouraged to attend.
Meet with your high school counselor or school district representative to discuss specific graduation requirements. They will help you decide how many classes to complete at the high school and how many credits to complete at SPSCC. Check out 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 want to take more than 15 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 also need to attend New Student Advising & Registration (NSAR)—a required group advising orientation—to register for classes. Sessions are offered on the Olympia and Lacey campuses.Bring photo ID (drivers license, drivers permit, high school ASB card, military ID or state ID) and a list of high school graduation requirements. Only the student is required to attend the session. (Special Note: For summer/fall 2020 registration NSAR sessions will only be offered online due to continued social distancing recommendations)
Students will register as a full tuition-paying student during NSAR, but payment is not expected at registration. In order to get tuition and fees adjusted, students must submit the Running Start Enrollment Verification Form (RSEVF).
- In person at the One Stop or Advising Center on the Olympia campus in Building 22
- In person at the One Stop or Advising Center on the Lacey campus in Building 1
- Emailed to email@example.com
|Starting Quarter:||Spring 2020||Fall 2020||Winter 2021|
|Recommended to Apply By:||Jan 2020||Apr 2020||Oct 2020|
|Class Schedule Online:||Jan 2020||Apr 2020||Oct 2020|
|Take Placement Test:||Jan-Feb 2020||
|Registration Opens:||Mar 2, 2020||May 26, 2020||TBD|
|RS Verification Form Due:||
Please submit as able
|Sep 1, 2020||Dec 15, 2020|
|Fees Due By:||
Mar 24, 2020 *Date moved
|Sep 1, 2020||Dec 15, 2020|
|Classes Start:||Apr 13, 2020 *Date moved
due to COVID-19*
|Sep 21, 2020||Jan 4, 2021|
Running Start Information Sessions
If you have any questions, please email your assigned Educational Planner listed at the end of the presentation.
Due to social distancing requirements enacted by the Governor and SPSCC's commitment to staff and public safety, the Running Start information sessions will change to an alternative delivery method until further notice. All sessions will be offered via Zoom online conferencing. To join a session, please click on any of the Zoom meeting links below no more than a half hour before the start of the session.
To learn more about Zoom and to practice joining a meeting, check out the Zoom website: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting
We will offer in person sessions when it is safe for our staff and the public to resume large gatherings. If you have further questions or are unable to attend a Zoom meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.