How to Apply for Running Start

Consulting your high school counselor is an important part of understanding your participation in Running Start.

  1. Apply for admission to Grays Harbor College.
  2. Take a Placement Test.
    Please Note: A student who has taken the Smarter Balanced test at high school and received a level 3 or 4 on ELA (or ELA and math) can bring a copy of the results page to the registration appointment to use for placement.
  3. Discuss the results of your test with the Running Start Coordinator and receive registration paperwork and test results.
  4. Take the test results to your high school counselor to inquire what high school credits are needed for graduation and discuss classes that may be equivalents at GHC.
  5. To register for classes make an appointment with the Running Start Coordinator by calling 360.538.4099
  6. Gather signatures from your high school and guardian on the Verification Form and bring it back to GHC for final signatures. The Verification Form is your tuition payment.
  7. Pay Fees and pick up books before classes begin.
  8. Complete New Student Orientation online and attend Running Start Orientation at GHC (fall only).