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 


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


To register for OC classes each quarter: 

  1. Schedule a meeting with your OHS counselor.
    Prepare to discuss graduation requirements and what classes you want to take at OC. Consult theOC Class Schedule Planner for available & open classes.

  2. Complete the Running Start Enrollment Form.

  3. 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