Running Start Student Resources

1. Please view the above video as part of the Mandatory Running Start Enrollment Process.

2. View the following two videos as part of Mandatory Entry Advising before meeting with an EvCC Entry Advisor. 

Advising Video One: Degree Options, Course Placement, and Choosing Classes

Advising Video Two: Learn How to Register

Running Start Enrollment Verification Form (RSEVF)

Each quarter students are required to submit a Running Start Enrollment Verification Form (RSEVF) completed and signed by the high school counselor. This form communicates the student's high school information with the college and will determine their quarterly eligibility for tuition-free credits. The RSEVF must submitted at least two business days before the student's registration date. Forms can be submitted to the Running Start office via email or dropped off at Enrollment Services in Parks Student Union 201 or EvCC East County Campus located in Monroe. 

Fee Waiver

Students who qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch/Meals, Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) income eligible programs or are current/former foster youth qualify for a Running Start Fee Waiver. The RS Fee Waiver must be submitted once a year for the program. The RS Fee Waiver must be submitted in accordance with the college's payment policy. The RS Fee Waiver has been expanded to include tuition on credits above a student's eligibility. Late fee waivers will not be accepted for the current quarter and will be applied for the following quarter. 

Please note that the RS Fee Waiver will not affect Summer quarter courses and will not cover tuition or fees on classes below the 100 level.


All EvCC students must meet with an Entry Advisor to complete their enrollment process and complete and Educational Plan with a Faculty Advisor prior to their third quarter. Students can identify their advisor in the MyEvCC Student Portal or select an advisor in the curriculum guide of their preferred academic or professional/technical program. 

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Academic Requirements

Students in Running Start must maintain a 2.0 GPA. If the GPA falls below 2.0, the student will be on academic probation.

  • After two (2) quarters below a 2.0 GPA, a student is required to meet with an EvCC counselor to select classes.
  • If a student has three quarters below a 2.0 GPA, the student will lose eligibility for Running Start and the program funding.

Communication from the College

Communication from the High School Programs Office is primarily done via email. The email that a student submitted on the Running Start application is the email the High School Programs Office will use to communicate information to the student. Each student is responsible for any information that is emailed to them and for maintaining an up-to-date email address. If the student's email changes, it can be updated through your MyEvCC Student Portal. EvCC instructors, Student LIFE, the Registrar and various other departments on campus use the college issued student email to communicate. Students are also responsible for information in that email.

The Running Start office will also communicate deadlines and activities via Facebook and Instagram. "Like us" and updates will come directly to your Facebook News Feed. The Running Start Coordinator uses the Running Start Resources course in CANVAS as another mode of communication. Running Start students can log into CANVAS and click on RS Resources for more information.

Running Start Forms

Running Start Academic Calendar 2017-18
Running Start Enrollment Verification Form. (Spanish version)
Running Start Fee Waiver Application. Acrobat PDF Reader Icon
Entry Advising Preparation Sheet 

We hope you enjoy Running Start and we look forward to seeing you soon.