Running Start has a two-step application process:
If you do not have a current cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of 2.5, you do not meet the general requirements for the Running Start program. However, we encourage students to submit the application and high school transcript for individual evaluation and possible conditional acceptance to the program.
If your grades improve after first semester of the school year and it raises your GPA above 2.5, you may also apply for the program mid-year and begin the following quarter.
You must earn a quarterly GPA of 2.0 or higher at LCC. If you fall below a 2.0 in any quarter you will be placed on academic probation for the following quarter. If you are placed on academic probation, you will be required to have a meeting with one of the Running Start advisors and complete a probation action plan.
If your GPA is below 2.0 for two consecutive quarters, you will be permanently suspended from the Running Start program and will have to return to the high school full-time.