Running Start

HOW DO I ENROLL?

Currently Enrolling Students for Spring quarter of 2017-18 academic year and Fall quarter of 2018-19 academic year.

We accept applications year round. You must complete the four steps outlined below prior to the first day of class. Don’t wait though. Apply now!

Spring Quarter, 2018. First day of classes, April 2, 2018. Registration begins February 20, 2018.

Fall Quarter of 2018-19 Academic Year

  • Schedule of classes  should be available online week of April 23, 2018.
  • Registration for New Running Start students opens May 25, 2018.
  • Classes for Fall quarter 2018  start September 17, 2018.

Print Out Application Packet

This packet has the different forms that you need.  It will save you time and confusion if you have these forms in front of you as you work through each of the four steps below.

Complete The Four Steps Below

If you would like help getting through these steps, attend an Information/Enrollment Session at the college.   Check the schedule for when these sessions are offered.   Also, feel free to stop by the office or give us a call anytime and we can help you with these steps.

1. Apply

How to Apply

Apply Online or Apply in person

What Happens After You Apply

You will receive a welcome letter from Enrollment Services (in person, by email or mail) with your Edmonds CC Student Identification (SID) number.

English Placement

To determine which courses you are eligible to take, you must determine your English Placement. You may be able to use overall high school GPA, or test scores from Smarter Balanced (SBAC), PSAT, SAT, PreACT, ACT, AP English Language and Composition, or IB score for IB English. Print out the English Placement Worksheet to determine your placement.

If you are unable to use one of the options listed on the worksheet for placement, you will need to take the Accuplacer Assessment. See below for information about the Accuplacer Assessment.

Note: If you assess into ENGL 101, you are eligible to take a broad range of college level classes. If you assess below ENGL 101 (for example into ENGL 099) you are also eligible to take classes, but class offerings may be more limited. The list of classes you can take based on your Placement can be found on our Equivalency Guides.

Math Placement

If you are interested in taking a Math class or a class that has a Math pre-requisite at the College (for example some of the Science classes have math pre-requisites) you must determine your Math Placement.

You may be able to use your high school transcript, or test scores from Smarter Balanced (SBAC), PSAT, SAT, IB or AP for placement. Print out the Math Placement Worksheet for your school district to determine your placement.

If you are unable to use one of the options listed on the worksheet for placement, you will need to take the Accuplacer Assessment. See below for information about the Accuplacer Assessment.

Submit Documentation of Placement

If you are not taking Accuplacer and able to use one of the other options on the worksheet for determining placement, you need to submit documentation.

Here is how to do that. Print out and submit an unofficial copy of your test scores or your transcript showing grades and GPA that you are using for placement to the Running Start office. There are two ways to do this.

By Email

  • Scan or take a screenshot of your unofficial test scores or transcript. (Be sure the test scores or transcripot show your name).
  • Scan or take a screen shot of a photo ID (for example: ASB card, driver’s license, or driver’s permit).
  • Email both to runningstart@edcc.edu. Include in the email your Edmonds CC student ID number.

OR

In Person

  • Bring a copy of your test scores or transcript, photo ID and Edmonds CC student ID number to the Running Start Office (Lynnwood Hall, Rm 235)

If You Need to take the ACCUPLACER Assessment

If none of the test score or high school transcript options work for you to determine your placement, you will need to take the Accuplacer assessment to determine your English and/or Math placement. You can complete the Accuplacer Assessment at the Testing Center (Mountlake Terrace Hall, Room 152) at Edmonds CC.

The ACCUPLACER® Assessment is not a pass/fail test. It simply measures your current level in reading, writing and math.

In order to take the ACCUPLACER®**, please:

  • Prepare for the Test
  • Take the ACCUPLACER® Assessment at the Testing Center
  • Bring the following to the test:
      • Photo ID (such as ASB card, driver's license, driver's permit)
      • Edmonds CC student ID number

No appointment is necessary, but check the Testing Center hours.

As soon as you complete the assessment, you will be given a print out of your placement scores. Take this to the Running Start office to talk to a staff member. They will go over the results with you, give you a list of courses you can take through Running Start and help you with the next steps you need to take to get set up as a Running Start.

** If accommodations are needed, please contact the Testing Center at 425.640.1546 to inquire about language accommodation or Services for Students with Disabilities at 425.640.1320 for testing accommodation or support.

 

Complete the New Student Worksheet and Parent/Guardian Agreement Before Your Meeting With Your High School Counselor

Before you meet with your high school counselor, complete the New Student Worksheet and Parent Guardian Agreement.  Print out a copy of the "New Student Worksheet" and follow instructions.  Print out the "Parent/ Guardian Agreement". Parent and student must carefully read this agreement and sign. (If you have an application packet, these forms are included in the packet).

 

After Completing Worksheet and Agreement Meet With Your High School Counselor to Complete Enrollment Verification Form

You are almost done! There are only a couple more steps to complete before you can register for classes.

Submit Completed Paperwork

Make a trip to the College to the Running Start Office. (Lynnwood Hall, Room 235) Check our hours. Bring in your paperwork to submit so we can get you set up to register for classes!

Submit the following three completed documents to the Running Start Office (Lynnwood Hall, Room 235). Be sure all forms have the required signatures. Parents’ signatures are required on some of the forms.

            Parent/ Guardian Agreement (You completed this as part of Step 3 when you met with your high school counselor).

          New Student Worksheet (You completed this as part of Step 3 when you met with your high school counselor).

            Enrollment Verification Form 2017-18 (You completed this as part of Step 3 when you met with your high school counselor).  Enrollment Verification Form 2018-19.

         

Register for Classes

When you submit your completed paperwork, you will be given additional information about Running Start and Edmonds CC, and be able to register for classes.