running start student sheila johnsonRunning Start Admission

Getting started at Centralia College is easy and free. Student seeking to participate in the Running Start program can follow these simple steps to apply and register.

Running Start is a state program for academically qualified juniors and senior high school students. You can enroll in courses to fulfill high school graduation requirements and earn college credit.

Now Accepting Applications for fall 2020

Now is the time to apply for Running Start for September classes.

Step 1 - Apply to Centralia College

Applying for admission to Centralia College is as simple as visiting the Enrollment Services Office (second floor of the TransAlta Commons on the main campus or Centralia College East in Morton) or completing an online admission form. There is no cost to apply.

Step 2 - Submit Your Application Materials

Submit the following documents and information electronically to

Step 3 - Meet with an Advisor

Schedule an appointment for advising by emailing

Step 4 - Watch the Orientation Video Online

The student and a parent or guardian are encouraged to watch the Running Start Student and Parent Orientation video. This video sets expectations for the student and provides helpful information for transitioning to college.

Step 5 - Register

Send a registration form and the completed and signed Running Start Verification Form to

Contact Running Start 

Running Start
Advising/Counseling Center
TransAlta Commons, Second Floor