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 information session video here. Watch the RS Events Page (see below) for virtual Q&A sessions coming up!
Registration Dates & Deadlines - RETURNING Students
|Quarter||EVF Priority Processing Date||Returning Student Registration Opens||Classes Begin||Registration Deadline|
|Fall 2021||April 30||May 10||September 20||September 22|
|Winter 2022||October 29||November 9||January 3||January 5|
Registration Dates & Deadlines - NEW Students
|Quarter||Enrollment Packets Accepted Beginning||New Student Registration Opens||Classes Begin||Paperwork Deadline|
|Fall 2021||April 1||May 24||September 20||September 8|
|Winter 2022||November 1||November 22||January 3||December 23|
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 Events
Keep up with all of our Information Sessions, Parent/Guardian Events, and Student Workshops
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
Advising for all Running Start students.
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
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions for future students, current students, and parents/guardians
Green River is upgrading to a new computer system to better serve students. In order for this transition to happen:
- All financial aid adjustments need to be completed by Friday, September 24th. This includes requests for loans and any adjustments to aid based on schedule changes
- The Financial Aid office will be closed to the public and unavailable to answer questions from October 1st to October 28th
- Financial Aid will be unable to send money to BankMobile or directly to students from September 28th through October 28th
Hours of Operation
Zoom Virtual Lobby Hours:
|Monday - Thursday|
|2 p.m. to 5 p.m.|
|*For drop-in advising times, please check our Running Start Advising Page.|
Phone Hours: (253) 288-3380
|Monday - Thursday|
|8 a.m. to 12 p.m.|
Thursday, August 26, 2021 (Professional Development)
Thrusday, November 11, 2021 (Veterans Day)
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!
Virtual lobby: Connect with us via Zoom - see hours of operation page for availability.
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 through Summer 2021.
12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA 98092-3699