Running Start students follow the same processes for admission
as all college students, with a few exceptions.
Please refer to the appropriate
procedures for getting started with your enrollment. The following questions refer
to those procedures that are specific to Running Start students:
How do I know if I have met the eligibility requirements?
All students who apply for the Running Start program must be tested for eligibility by taking the placement test.
Testing fees will be paid by the student. Admission is based on the student meeting the college-level cut-off
scores. You are eligible for college-level classes if you score an 81 on the Reading section and a 73 on the
Writing section of the COMPASS test. Your mathematics test will determine your eligibility for college-level
mathematics classes. After completing the placement test, you will be contacted in writing to inform you of your
acceptance into the Running Start program.
How many classes may I take?
Running Start students are limited to enrolling in 18 credits per quarter. Academic classes are typically five
How do the classes meet my high school graduation requirements?
Your high school counselor will assist you in determining how the classes meet your high school graduation
requirements. Ask for a course equivalency guide the next time you speak with your counselor.
How do I get the correct forms?
When may I register for classes?
register for classes online or in person with a counselor (Building 15) after you have:
- Submitted an Application for Admission by the appropriate deadline
- Taken your placement test and qualified for college-level classes
- Provided SCC with a copy of your High School Course Recommendation Form
- Have a Registration Access Time (you will receive this information
in the mail or you can access it online.)
What fees are Running Start students required to pay?
Follow this link for current running start fees.
May I participate in athletics?
Running Start students are eligible for support services, activities and programs available to regular college
students, with the exception of athletic participation. If the student is under 18 years of age, a special release
form must be signed by the parent or guardian in order to participate in certain activities.
What are the regulations governing confidentiality of student's records, and what rights do parents have to those records?
Running Start students have the same rights and responsibilities as other college students. Student information is
confidential and may be released to a parent if a student gives permission by completing a release form. There is
one exception to parental access without student consent and that involves the cases in which a parent claims the
student as a dependent for income tax purposes. The parent must supply the college with proof that the student is
listed as a dependent on the parent's federal income tax return.