Running Start

Welcome interested Running Start students and parents!

Clark College offers the Running Start program to high school juniors and seniors seeking to earn college credits while completing their high school education.

Fall quarter 2016 applicants

Juniors and seniors in high school may apply, test, and qualify for fall 2016 now. Click on the Fall 2016 Application and Testing Instructions for more information.

Running Start Office Hours:

Location & Parking Information:

The Running Start office is located in Gaiser Hall on Fort Vancouver Way in room 137. You may park in any spot that that isn't labeled F/S or handicap parking without a permit. Make sure to bring change if you are going to park in the metered parking area. See the Campus map for a visual of the campus (there are parking lot numbers and colors to help you to know where to park).


Contact the Running Start office at (360) 992-2366 or at

 Through Running Start you can earn an Associate of Arts Degree by age 18 (in consultation with an advisor).