LCC is operating - we're just doing things differently.

To help stop the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), access to buildings will be restricted to faculty and staff from March 20 - May 4. Spring quarter starts April 20. - Learn More.


Steps to Apply for the Running Start program


Submit an LCC Admissions Application online.

Make sure to select "Running Start" for admit type.


Complete and submit the Running Start Application.


Turn in a copy of your high school transcripts to the Running Start.

While high schools are closed, we can accept a print out from your Skyward account or the program your school uses for grades and classes; it must include your GPA. If your high school counselors are available remotely, you may ask your high school counselor if they are willing to email your transcript to the Running Start office at

If you are having difficulties obtaining your high school transcripts during the closure, please contact the Running Start office for further assistance. 


You will receive an email from the Running Start Manager regarding acceptance into the program.

If you do not receive an email within a week, please contact After acceptance in to the program, you will then continue with the steps below.


Contact your high school* to complete your Enrollment Verification Form (EVF).

*While high schools are closed, obtaining your high school counselor signature is currently not required, however you will want to make sure you have your parent signature at the bottom of the EVF prior to registration. 


Running Start will contact you to set up a Zoom* appointment for registration and mandatory orientation.

*Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool. Zoom offers quality video, audio and wireless screen-sharing performances across Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android, and Zoom Rooms, among other operating systems.


Fees vary by student, depending on number of credits and course disciplines.

Students who qualify for free and/or reduced lunches do not pay class fees/tuition. Pay your fees by the due date and get your required books and supplies. View the Academic Calendar for tuition and other academic deadlines on the LCC website.


Attend your classes, and check your LCC email, RS Canvas group, RS social media and REMIND text messages frequently for notifications and updates.

We look forward to having you in the Running Start program!

Contact Running Start

Drop in to see us on the second floor of the Student Center during regular business hours, M - F, 8 am to 5 pm, or call or email our Running Start staff.

  Guadalupe Rodriguez, Manager

  (360) 442-2444

 Carmilla Rollins, Education Planner

  (360) 442-2411

 Courtney Craft, Education Planner

  (360) 442-2441

Join us on Social Media

Copyright 2018 Lower Columbia College | All Rights Reserved.