Running Start for New Students
Your Guide to Becoming a Running Start Student
- Apply for admission to Clark College.
- Pay the $25 application fee.
- Get your Student ID number (SID) from Enrollment Services office (by email or in person).
- If you come to campus to get your SID, you must bring photo identification with you.
- Use the following information sheets to apply for eligibility to the Running Start program for the quarter you plan to attend:
- Bring proof of eligibility to the Enrollment Services office before contacting Advising (see Winter 2019/Spring 2019/Fall 2019 information sheets above).
Next Steps for Students who are Eligible for Running Start
Before continuing, you must have provided proof of eligibility to the Enrollment Services office.
- Mandatory Advising: Schedule and meet with an academic advisor in order to register for classes. Call
or come in person to Gaiser Hall. Check the Advising office hours for appointments and walk-in visits.
- Register for classes beginning on your registration date/time, after you've met with your Advisor.
- Complete your Enrollment Verification Form with your high school counselor.
- Turn in your Enrollment Verification Form(s) to Enrollment Services in Gaiser Hall.
- Timeline for EVF to be submitted for Winter 2019 and Spring 2019
- Timeline for EVF to be submitted for Fall 2019 (to be decided)
- Pay fees:
- Running Start (RS) is not 100% free. RS Students pay $7.25 per credit, plus class fees.
- The college must waive "non-consumable" fees for eligible low-income students. To qualify for this waiver, please submit the Running Start Fee Waiver Form.
- Purchase Books: Visit the Clark College Bookstore website for information.
Upcoming Dates and Deadlines
- Winter 2019 classes begin - Monday, January 7
- Spring 2019 classes begin - Monday, April 8
- Fall 2019 classes begin - Monday, September 23
“I enjoyed my teachers the most through my Running Start experience! They really care about your progress in their courses and will take time to help with ideas that are hard to understand. Also, they take the subjects that you are learning and offer real world applications of how you can go out and use the knowledge that you obtain.” - Student, Running Start class of 2015
“I loved the college atmosphere, the freedom in making schedules (freedom in class times and subjects), the more interesting classes available, and the help with future tuition costs for a four-year university.” - Student, Running Start class of 2014