"New" Running Start students that will begin this Fall quarter must attend First Year Introduction (FYI) Sept. 9, 10, 11. Please register for the workshop that best fits your schedule. Contact the Running Start office if you have questions.
What happens at FYI?
During FYI, students attend the seminar as well as workshops on different topics of study. Students also go on a campus tour. Students first meet within seminar groups during FYI. The instructors take attendance and students discuss college expectations, terminology, study skills, CBC learning outcomes, campus resources, characteristics of successful students, academic honesty, and how to develop an educational plan. Students will also learn how to use Canvas.
FYI also includes an education planning session with your instructor. Students learn how to create a quarter by quarter plan in line with their educational goal. Students are encouraged to plan all the necessary classes in order to achieve their degree, certificate, or needed transfer credits.
The Running Start program offers eligible high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to enroll in college classes at CBC and receive both high school and college credit. The program was created by the Washington State Legislature to provide academically qualified students an opportunity to take college courses while they are still in high school.
Students may enroll simultaneously in high school and college classes, or solely in college classes. Students receive both high school and college credit for completed classes.
With Running Start, students can:
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How Does Running Start Work?
Students may elect to take CBC courses their junior and senior years of high school. Students are eligible for the equivalent of two years of high school. Classes taken at the College as part of the Running Start program are limited to "college-level courses, 100 level or above." The student receives both high school and college credit for completed classes.
The college classes offered are tuition-free to the student. However, the cost of books, supplies, non-course related fees, and transportation are the responsibility of the student.
One five-credit class at the College is equivalent to one high school credit. High school graduation requirements are established by each high school and the student must consult with his/her high school counselor regarding these requirements. Course equivalency guides are generally available at the high school.
Credits from the College are transferable to all other Washington state public colleges and universities, according to the guidelines of the receiving institution. Transfer to Washington state private colleges and out-of-state colleges is subject to the transfer policy of those institutions. Parents are encouraged to contact those institutions for their transfer policies. The College's advisors and students' high school counselors may be able to provide further information.
Is Running Start the Right Option for My Child?
Parents and students should give careful consideration to the appropriateness of this program before enrolling. High school and college advisors are available to meet with parents and students to discuss the program as one of the several options students have for the completion of high school.
Running Start Strengths:
Running Start Test Dates
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Running Start Office
The Running Start office is located in the Hawk Union Building (HUB) Student Services area. You can contact the Running Start office at 509-542-4481.
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