OC Running Start Info

Who Is Eligible

Students are eligible for Running Start if they:

  • Are juniors or seniors
  • Have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Pass the Accuplacer college placement assessment at Olympic College to qualify
  • Have their own transportation to and from OC's campus


Applying for Running Start? Follow the application steps online:

  1. Go to the Olympic College website's Running Start page.

  2. Submit OC application for admission form.

  3. Schedule & take Accuplacer assessment at OC (OR use SBAC state test scores). Schedule through OC’s website.

  4. Apply by priority deadlines:
    • May 1 (Fall Qtr)
    • Nov. 1 (Winter Qtr)
    • Feb. 1 (Spring Qtr)

  5. Complete Running Start online Tutorial 

  6. Make appointment with your High School Counselor; Make an appointment with Running Start Advisor
  7. Review Process on Running Start Guidelines google doc

For Current Running Start Students 

To register for OC classes each quarter: 

  1. Consult the OC Class Schedule Planner for available & open classes.
  2. Complete the Running Start Enrollment Form.
  3. Schedule a meeting with your OHS counselor. 
    Prepare to discuss graduation requirements and what classes you want to take at OC.
  4. Make an appointment with your OC RS Advisor to register for classes.

Stay Connected

Stay connected with Running Start info & critical OHS info & events:

  1. Join the Running Start Google Classroom. Class Code: pndrz7j 

  2. Read the OHS Trojan Times E-Newsletter each week.

  3. Be sure your Counselor has your email address & cell phone contact info for the Running Start email group