To participate in Running Start at Green River, students must:
- Be enrolled through a public high school district. Students who are home schooled or attend a private school are encouraged to contact their local public school district for instructions on their enrollment procedures.
- Be a high school junior or senior, according to grade level placement policies of the district the student is enrolled through.
- Be at least 16 years old upon admission to the program, or turn 16 during the first quarter of enrollment in Running Start.
- Meet minimum placement requirements, see below for more information.
Students must be eligible for Engl& 101 to participate in Running Start. Most students complete an assessment to demonstrate they are prepared for college-level coursework. Green River uses a placement tool called the College Success Assessment, which assesses readingskills. College Success Assessment placement also helps guide students in their decisions about which classes to take.
Students may use alternative placement methods if they believe their placement scores do not accurately reflect their ability or skill levels. These alternative methods include high school or college transcripts, AP or IB test scores, Smarter Balanced Assessment scores and placement reciprocity. Visit the placement section for more information on alternative placement methods. Most students generally use College Success Assessment to demonstrate eligibility for Engl& 101.
There is no required math placement for students to be able to participate in Running Start. However, students are strongly encouraged to continue math courses even if they have met their high school's math requirement for graduation. Stopping out of a math sequence can make it difficult later on to continue with the next level of math. Students may complete math at the high school or decide to take math at Green River. Either way, it is recommended students continue with math. Students may use any method of placement on our placement section for math.
Hours of Operation
Phone Hours: (253) 288-3380
|Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday|
|8 a.m. to 12 p.m.|
|9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.|
Zoom Virtual Lobby Hours:
|Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday|
|2 p.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Thursday (Drop-In Advising)|
|9 a.m. to 3 p.m.|
|2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.|
Friday, April 16, 2021
Closed: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday, April 23, 2021
Friday, May 7, 2021
Monday, May 31, 2021 (Memorial 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 for the remainder of the calendar year, 2020.
12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA 98092-3699