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We are currently accepting applications for Spring 2024 and Fall 2024

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How to Apply

Step 1: Submit an LCC Application

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Step 2: Submit an LCC Running Start Application

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Step 3: What happens after I appy?

After you apply, you will receive 2 emails.

  • 1st email: An email containing your LCC Student ID number and additional information about what to do next. This email is from our LCC Registration office. 
  • 2nd email: An email containing your Running Start Acceptance, English placement and more information regarding orientation & registration. This email is from our Running Start Director.
    • If you do not receive information from the Running Start office withing 2 weeks of applying please contact us at 360.442.2442 to check the status of your application.

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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