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 - Attend a Virtual Orientation
Parents or guardians and students must attend one of the virtual orientation sessions below. The orientations may be up to 90 minutes long to allow time for questions and answers.
|Wednesday, March 3||12 p.m.||Connect via Zoom now|
|Tuesday, March 16||5 p.m.||Connect via Zoom now|
|Wednesday, March 31||7 p.m.||Connect via Zoom now|
|Tuesday, April 13||12 p.m.||Connect via Zoom now|
|Thursday, April 29||6 p.m.||Connect via Zoom now|
|Wednesday, May 5||7 p.m.||Connect via Zoom now|
|Monday, May 17||4 p.m.||Connect via Zoom now|
|Thursday, June 3||5 p.m.||Connect via Zoom now|
|Thursday, July 22||3 p.m.||Connect via Zoom now|
|Tuesday, Aug. 24||6 p.m.||Connect via Zoom now|
|Wednesday, Sept. 8||4 p.m.||Connect via Zoom now|
Step 2 - Apply to Centralia College
Apply for admission by completing an online admission form. There is no cost to apply.
Step 3 - Email Your High School Transcript
Email your most recent high school transcript to email@example.com. If you are home-schooled, a transcript is not required.
Step 4 - Take Placement Tests or Send Test Scores
You do not need to take a college placement test if you have one of the following:
- A qualifying high school transcript with a ‘B’ or higher in your English class
- An SBAC score in ELA of 3 or higher
If you do not have a transcript or a SBAC score, you can take a college placement test for free. Visit the Testing Center webpage for options. You must test into college-level reading to be eligible for Running Start.
Step 5 - Meet with an Advisor
Schedule an appointment for advising by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Appointments for fall quarter will start April 19.
Contact Running Start
TransAlta Commons, Second Floor