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Apply for Running Start 

Applications for Fall 2014 are still being accepted through September 17, 2014. 

Information and Application Packet

Download the Information and Application Packet or request a copy from your high school counselor or the Running Start Office.  Review the information carefully and follow the steps below.

Start Early!  Priority Application Due Dates

  • Fall Quarter: May 1
  • Winter Quarter: November 1
  • Spring Quarter: February 1

    *Late applications will be accepted up to the Wednesday before classes begin*  

 

Steps to Apply:

1.

Submit an OC Application online 

Indicate Running Start as your intended major/college program. You will receive an OC Student Identification Number (SID) from the Admission Office.

2.

Take the ACCUPLACER assessment

Schedule the assessment for reading comprehension, sentence skills, and mathematics skills. Students with disabilities may contact Access Services for information about assessment accommodations.

Fee:  $20 non-refundable due when you schedule online.

Students may take each section of the assessment twice in one calendar year.  The fee is required each time a student takes the assessment.  There is a minimum wait time of at least 48 hours between testing re-takes.  Placement scores are valid for two years. 

What to bring to your assessment appointment:
  • Your email confirmation
  • A current government or school-issued photo identification
  • Your OC Student Identification Number (SID) or SSN


Students must place into English Composition I (ENGL&101) to qualify for Running Start and enroll in college classes other than mathematics.  To enroll in mathematics classes, student must place into college level math.  College level math placement is not required for Running Start admission.  Review your assessment scores.

3.

 Apply to the Running Start Program

Submit the following materials to the Running Start Office. 


Mail to:
    
Olympic College
    Running Start Office
    1600 Chester Avenue
    Bremerton, WA  98337-1699

In Person:
    OC Bremerton:  Humanities and Student Services Building, Room 208
    OC Poulsbo:  Student Services Office, Room 114
    OC Shelton:  Palmer Student Center

Fax:  360-475-7643

Scan and Email: runningstart@olympic.edu