Prepare for Success

  • The Student’s Role

    • Check the high school website and calendar daily to stay current on dates and events.
    • Maintain a record of high school and associate degree requirements.
    • Sign up for college classes.
    • Take all Running Start questions and concerns to the college Running Start office.
    • Complete the High School and Beyond Plan (HSBP) required for high school graduation.
    • Email the high school counselor with questions about high school classes or graduation.
    • Schedule appointments with the high school counselor in advance if needed.
    • Pay college class fees and buy books for classes.
    • Complete the Running Start Enrollment Verification form and return to the college before its registration window opens.
    • Provide transportation to and from college.
    • Track grades and attendance as parents and families will not have access to this information from the college.

    The College Running Start Advisor’s Role

    • Communicate associate degree requirements.
    • Help the student set up a course plan that fulfills all associate degree requirements.
    • Communicate with the student regarding college class registration, fees, and academic probation.

    The High School Counselor’s Role

    • Inform students about how to qualify for Running Start when requested.
    • Complete Running Start Enrollment Verification form after the student presents a copy of qualifying scores.
    • Communicate high school graduation requirements.
    • Meet with the student before each quarter to complete the Enrollment Verification Form (EVF) via prescheduled drop-in times or appointment set by the student.
Last Modified on September 13, 2023