Apply for Running Start

It's not too late to apply for Running Start. Join today!

Have questions before you apply? Stop by our Zoom room: Open Zoom Hours: Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday from 10am-4pm

We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2023

Apply for Admission

Get started as a running start student!


How to Apply

Step 1: Submit an LCC Application

Before you submit your application (click on the drop downs for more information):

Mailing Options


Step 2: Submit an LCC Running Start Application

(click on the drop downs for more information):

How to Apply


Step 3: Retrieve your Username and Password

Before you get started on your new student checklist in Navigate, you'll want to retrieve your username and password (click on the drop downs for more information):

Mailing Options


Step 4: Begin your New Student Checklist

Navigate provides a to-do list of things that need to be completed, such as: Activating your accounts, Submitting Transcripts, Signing up for an Advising meeting, etc.

You can also download the Navigate app on your Android or Apple device.

Running Start Tuition and Financial Responsibilities 

Running Start students and their families do not pay tuition. They are responsible for mandatory fees, books and transportation. Students receive both high school and college credit for these classes, which accelerates their progress through the education system.

Information for Undocumented Students/DREAMers

Undocumented students in Washington state have the right to attend colleges and universities. Many qualify for state-funded financial aid because of the Washington Dream Act, also called The Real Hope Act which was signed into law in 2014.

› Learn more at Undocumented Students/DREAMers

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. (Closed Friday during summer session)

  Guadalupe Rodriguez, Director

  (360) 442-2444

 Carmilla Rollins, Education Planner

  (360) 442-2411

 Brianna Purdy, Education Planner

  (360) 442-2441

 Running Start (General Inquiries)

  (360) 442-2442​

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