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We Accept Applications Year Round.

Currently Enrolling Students for Summer and Fall quarter 2022.

Print Out Application Packet

Application Packet

Complete the five steps identified in the packet before the first day of class.

If you need assistance stop by the office or give us a call anytime and we can help you complete the steps.

Also, if needed, additional information about each step is available below.

How to Apply

Complete the Online Application.

Go to a computer and do the following:

  • Click the "Apply Online" button below



 Be sure when asked your “Admit Type” to select “Running Start.”


What Happens After You Apply

You will receive an email from us with your Student Identification Number. This may
take several weeks. In the meantime, while waiting for your ID number, you can work
on completing the other steps included in the enrollment packet.

Once you receive your ID number you will be able to complete step #2 of the process,
and submit your forms. Once we receive the required forms from you we will code you
so you are able to register yourself for classes. The time period when you can enroll
yourself into specific classes opens for new Running Start students Feb. 28 and remains open until April 4, 2022 for Spring quarter 2022.  For Fall quarter 2022 registration opens for new students May 27 and remains open until Sept. 19, 2022.

Feel free to email us if you have questions at runningstart@edmonds.edu.

Apply Online


English Placement

To determine which courses you are eligible to take, you must determine your English Placement. You may be able to use overall high school GPA, or test scores from Smarter Balanced (SBAC),  SAT,  ACT, AP English Language and Composition, or IB score for IB English. Print out the English Placement Worksheet to determine your placement.

If you are unable to use one of the options listed on the worksheet for placement, you will need to take the Accuplacer Assessment. See below for information about the Accuplacer Assessment.

Note: If you assess into ENGL 101, you are eligible to take a broad range of college level classes. If you assess below ENGL 101 (for example into ENGL 099) you are also eligible to take classes, but class offerings may be more limited. The list of classes you can take based on your Placement can be found on our Equivalency Guides.

Math Placement

If you are interested in taking a Math class or a class that has a Math pre-requisite at the College (for example some of the Science classes have math pre-requisites) you must determine your Math Placement.

You may be able to use your high school transcript, or test scores from Smarter Balanced (SBAC), PSAT, SAT, IB or AP for placement.  See the Testing Center's Alternatine Placement page for more information.

Be sure to check the Testing Center’s “Placement Tables for High School Transcripts.”
These identify a math placement at the college based on the math classes and grades
you have received in high school classes.

If you are unable to use one of these alternative placement options you will need to take the Math Assessment. See below for information about getting set up to take the

Submit Documentation of Placement

If you are able to use of the alternative option for determining placement, you need to
submit documentation. Here is how to do that.

  • Scan or take a screenshot of your unofficial test scores or transcript that includes class grades and cumulative GPA. (Be sure the test scores or transcript show your name).
  • Scan or take a screen shot of a photo ID (for example: ASB card, driver’s license, o
    driver’s permit).
  • Email both to testingcenter@edmonds.edu . Include in the email your ctcLink ID


If You Need to take the ACCUPLACER or Math Assessment

If none of the test score or high school transcript options work for you to determine your
placement, you will need to take the Accuplacer or Math assessment to determine your
English and/or Math placement. This can be done from home. Go to the testing center
site for additional information.

The ACCUPLACER® and the Math Assessment are not pass/fail test. They simply
measure your current level in reading, writing and math.

In order to take the English or Math Assessments, please:

In order to take the ACCUPLACER®**, please:

  •      Prepare for the Test.
  •      Contact the testing center.  They will help you get set up so you can take the assessment from home.

Once you receive your test results, contact Running Start at runningstart@edmonds.edu.  We help you with the next steps to get set up in Running Start program and registered for classes.

** If accommodations are needed, please contact the Testing & Assessment Services at 425.640.1546 to inquire about language accommodation or Services for Students with Disabilities at 425.640.1320 for testing accommodation or support.

You are almost done! There are only a couple more steps to complete before you can register for classes.


Complete New Student Worksheet and Parent Guardian Agreement

Print out a copy of the "New Student Worksheet" and follow instructions. Print out the "Parent/ Guardian Agreement". Parent and student must carefully read this agreement and sign. (If you have an application packet, these forms are included in the packet).


Contact Your High School Counselor to Complete Enrollment Verification Form

  •  You should have the following on hand when you email or meet with your counselor:

             1.  New Student Worksheet. (Step #3)
             2Parent/ Guardian Agreement.  (Step #3).
             3. Enrollment Verification Form . (Print this out, or if you have an Application Packet, it is included in the packet).

  •  Discuss your schedule and fill out Enrollment Verification form with your high school counselor. (Before submitting to Running Start office make sure it is signed by high school counselor, parent/guardian and student).

Submit Completed Paperwork

Submit the following three completed documents.  Email them as an attachment to runningstart@edmonds.edu.  Be sure all forms have the required signatures. Parents’ signatures are required on some of the forms.

Parent/ Guardian Agreement (You completed this as part of Step 3 when you met with your high school counselor).

New Student Worksheet (You completed this as part of Step 3 when you met with your high school counselor).

Enrollment Verification Form. (You completed this as part of Step 3 when you met with your high school counselor).

Register for Classes

When you submit your completed paperwork, you will be given additional information about Running Start and Edmonds College, and be able to register for classes.