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Steps to Apply for the Running Start program


Submit an LCC Admissions Application online.

*Make sure to select "Running Start" for admit type/degree

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

*You will receive an acceptance email from the Registration office once they have processed your LCC application but this does not mean you have been accepted into the Running Start application.


Complete and submit the Running Start Application.

This is a google form that you must complete after you have turned in the LCC admissions application


Submit a copy of your high school transcripts to the Running Start Office

While high schools are closed, our Running Start team will be the ones requesting your High School transcripts on your behalf as long as you have the two above steps complete. If you have a copy please email the copy to runningstart@lowercolumbia.edu.

*At this time we can not accept Skyward print outs or report cards 


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

The email from the manager will be sent to you a week after the first 3 steps above are complete.

If you do not receive an email within a week, please contact runningstart@lowercolumbia.edu. After you get the acceptance email from the  program Manager, you will then continue with the steps to Step #5


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. More details will be provided in your acceptance email from the Running Start Manager.


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

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