Running Start

Holiday Schedule

Holiday Schedule November through January

Holiday Schedule

GRC will be closed to the public Wednesday 11/25/2020 at noon and will reopen Monday 11/30/2020 at 8 AM.

GRC will be closed to the public Thursday 12/24/2020 at noon and will reopen 12/28/2020 at 8AM.

GRC will be closed to the public 12/31/2020 at noon and will reopen 1/4/2021 at 8 AM.

Running Start at Green River College

Running Start is an exciting and nationally recognized option that allows high school juniors and seniors to enroll in college courses tuition-free. Credits earned at Green River are transferable to most four-year colleges and universities, and can satisfy high school graduation requirements. Students may attend classes at Green River full-time or part-time, depending on high school enrollment. Learn more by viewing our online information session.

Registration Dates & Deadlines

QuarterEVF Priority Processing DateReturning Student Registration OpensNew Student Registration OpensClasses Begin
Winter 2021 November 6, 2020 November 17, 2020 November 30, 2020 January 4, 2021
Spring 2021 January 29, 2021 February 9, 2021 February 18, 2021 March 31, 2021


About Running Start

Learn more about the Running Start program here!

Getting Started with Running Start

All of the steps and process to getting started with Running Start

Running Start Forms

All of our important forms for future and current Running Start students

High School Equivalency Guides

Information regarding High School graduation requirements for Running Start students

Academic Standards

Academic Standards for all Running Start students.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for future students, current students, and parents/guardians

Meet the Staff

The Running Start staff are dedicated to supporting Running Start students' education at Green River College. Students can seek advising for course placement, educational planning, transfer planning and other needs. We offer support through various formats and programs such as orientations, appointments, workshops, email and social media.

Meet the Staff

Hours of Operation

Phone Hours: (253) 288-3380

3-5 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
3-5 p.m.
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.


 Zoom Virtual Lobby Hours:

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


View Closures & Special Hours

Contact Us

If you have any questions about Running Start or would like to schedule an appointment to meet with an Educational Planner please do not hesitate to contact us!

Email Running Start

Virtual lobby: Connect with us via Zoom - see hours of operation page for availability. 

Phone: 253-288-3380

Text reminders: text @grcrs to 253-948-9470


The Running Start Office is located in the Student Affairs Building (SA 135) on the Main Campus.

NOTE: The Campus is closed to the public for the remainder of the calendar year, 2020.

12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA 98092-3699

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