Running Start Information Night is March 21 at Olympic College

BREMERTON — Olympic College is hosting a Running Start Information Night from 6-7 p.m., on Thursday, March 21. The event will be held at the Bremerton Campus in the Bremer Student Center.

Running Start is a state-legislated program for eligible high school juniors and seniors to attend college tuition free. Patty Triggs, director of Running Start and Bonnie Ollos, program coordinator, will present a program overview with a time to answer questions.

Application and information packets will be available at the meeting and are also available online, at high school counseling centers or from the Running Start Office. The priority due date for applications for the fall quarter is May 1.

To be eligible for Running Start, a student must be classified as a high school junior or senior by the public school for the fall quarter, must demonstrate college-level academic skills on the writing, reading and math assessment test and must have a 2.5 or above cumulative high school grade-point average (GPA); students that do not meet the 2.5 GPA requirement may follow the appeal process.

To access Running Start, home-schooled students must be enrolled through the school district or public high school (depending on the school district).

Private school students must enroll through the public high school (for access purposes only, they do not have to attend the public high school).

The event is open to all high school students and their parents. Students may be enrolled in public school, home-schooled, or enrolled in private school. If special accommodations are required to attend the information session, contact the Running Start Office at least a week in advance.

For more information, call the Running Start Office, 360-475-7646, or toll free 1-800-259-6718 ext. 7646 or email


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