Running Start Info Sessions

For Immediate Release
January 25, 2024

Clark College hosts Running Start virtual information sessions High school students invited to participate in a free session to learn about the program

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Clark College will host five Running Start virtual information sessions for high school students interested in learning more about the program.

Running Start is available to students who are juniors or seniors enrolled in a Washington public high school. The program allows high school students to earn college credit while taking Clark College classes that also fulfill their high school graduation requirements.

Running Start students pay for books, transportation, and some fees. Fees are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature. A fee waiver is available for those demonstrating financial need.

Participating in Running Start saves students time and money in earning their college degree. Some Running Start students are so motivated that they can graduate high school with their associate degree from Clark College.

The Running Start information sessions will be offered via Zoom webinar on the following dates:

All sessions will be held via Zoom webinar. Live captioning in English will be provided, along with interpretation in Spanish and Russian. Attendees can register for an upcoming Running Start information sessions via the Virtual Running Start Information Nights form.

Register for a Running Start Information Session

Please choose one session as all sessions have identical information, covering topics including eligibility, cost, enrollment steps, placement options, tips for academic planning, transferring after Running Start and Clark student life and student support resources.

The sessions are not mandatory but are encouraged for any students and the students’ supporters and their families who want to know more about beginning the program. You’ll hear current Running Start students describe their experiences in the program and learn about eligibility criteria, deadlines, and more.

Learn more at the Running Start page or email

If you need accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in this event, you should contact Clark College’s Disability Support Services Office at 360-992-2314 or 360-992-0901 VP, or visit Penguin Union Building 013, as soon as possible.

About Clark College 

Founded in 1933 and celebrating its 90th year, Clark College provides residents of Southwest Washington with affordable, high-quality academic and technical education. It is a public community college offering more than 100 degree and certificate programs, including bachelor’s and associate degrees; professional certificates; high school diplomas and GED preparation; and non-credit community and continuing education. Clark serves a wide range of students including high school students, displaced workers, veterans, parents, non-native English speakers, and mature learners. Approximately three-quarters of its students are in the first generation of their families to attend college.


For additional information : 

For media inquiries & photo requests
Maureen Chan-Hefflin, Clark College Communications & Marketing
T: 360-992-2243 E:

For Running Start program information:
Cole Timpone, Clark College Entry Services
T: 360.992.2901 E: