Running 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.
Step 1 - Apply for 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 - Apply for Running Start
Complete the Running Start application. Submit to the Advising/Counseling Center.
Step 3 - Submit Transcripts
Submit your official high school transcript to the Advising/Counseling Center.
Step 4 - Submit Placement
Submit Smarter Balanced test scores to the Advising/Counseling Center or take the college placement test. See College Placement Testing Tips. If you took the Smarter Balanced test, ELA scores of a ‘3’ or higher will be accepted.
Step 5 - Meet with an Advisor
Schedule an appointment for advising by calling the Advising/Counseling Center at 360-623-8967 or Centralia College East (Morton) at 360-496-5022.
Step 6 - Attend an Orientation
The student and a parent or guardian must attend a mandatory Running Start Student and Parent Orientation.
|Monday, March 2||7 p.m.||Walton Science Center Room 121 (WSC 121)|
|Thursday, March 19 - En Espanol||7 p.m.||WSC 121|
|Tuesday, April 7||7 p.m.||WSC 121|
|Wednesday, April 22||7 p.m.||WSC 121|
|Thursday, May 7||7 p.m.||WSC 121|
|Monday, May 11||7 p.m.||Centralia College East, Morton|
|Monday, May 18||7 p.m.||WSC 121|
|Wednesday, June 3||7 p.m.||WSC 121|
Step 7 - Register
Register at the Enrollment Services Office with your registration form and the completed and signed Running Start Verification Form.
Contact Running Start
TransAlta Commons, Second Floor