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Steps to Apply for the Running Start program

Submit an LCC Admissions Application online.

*Make sure to select "Running Start" under "I will be enrolling as..."

*Select "Academic" for your Program type

*This is the 1st application of our two step application process.

*You will receive an acceptance email from the Registration office within a week once they have processed your LCC application. Please make sure to save that email as it will contain very important information

Complete and submit the Running Start Application.

*This is a google form that you must complete after you have completed Step #1

*Once Running Start verifies we have the application in Step #1 and Step #2, the Running Start office will request your high school transcripts to determine your English placement.

*Continue this step after you have received an acceptance email from Registration. (See Step #1)

  1. Get Username & Password. This is the log-in for your student Email and Navigate. 
    • You'll need your ctcLink ID number, which was sent to your email after you applied. Didn't get your ID number? Retrieve it with our online ID retrieval tool!
  2. Log into Navigate to start working on and checking off your to-do items!
    • Navigate provides a to-do list of things that need to be completed, such as: Activating your accounts, verifying we have a copy of your HS transcripts, next steps, etc.
    • You can also download the Navigate app for your Android or Apple device.

You will receive an email from the Running Start Manager regarding your English placement and next steps.

The email from the manager will be sent to you within two weeks after the first 3 steps above are complete.

If you do not receive an email within two weeks, please contact After you get an email from the Running Start Manager please make sure to read over the email thoroughly and complete the next steps listed in the email.

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

 Laura McBride, Education Planner

  (360) 442-2441

 Running Start (General Inquires)

  (360) 442-2442​

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