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Running Start at Skagit Valley College

Review the Running Start Steps Below, or Download the PDF Version

Running Start Information Sessions are offered monthly. Please sign up for a session online.


1. Apply

Apply through the Online Admissions Application Portal (OAAP).

  Apply online  


2. Establish Placement

In order to determine the best classes for you, your reading and mathematics skills will be assessed. There are multiple methods for establishing course placement at SVC. View Placement Options


3. Complete the Running Start Enrollment Verification Form

Running Start Students must connect with their high school counselor or district contact each quarter to complete the Running Start Enrollment Verification Form and determine the number of credits they are eligible for. High school counselors should provide students with a list of remaining high school graduation requirements in the “comments” section. The Running Start Enrollment Verification Form must be signed by a high school contact, a parent/guardian, the student, and an SVC representative. This form must be completed and signed every quarter in order for the Running Start students to register for classes at SVC.

Download Running Start Enrollment Verification Form

Download Form


4. Activating Student ctcLink Account

Student must activate their student ctcLink account prior to enrollment. Click here for visual guides.

  Activate ctcLink account  


5. Attend A Registration Event

PLEASE NOTE: you need to have your completed and signed Running Start Enrollment Verification Form in order to register for classes (see Step 3 on this list).

New Student Registration is a registration event on campus at SVC or on zoom. At a New Student Orientation, you can register for classes, take a campus tour and learn about resources available to SVC students.

We also offer registration events at local high schools. Check with your high school guidance office to see if we have one scheduled at your school.


View New Student Orientation Schedule


6. Activate Your SVC Email Account

Once enrolled in courses, you will need to activate your MySVC account. Instructions to Activating MySVC


7. Submit a Residency Information Update Form to Enrollment Services

You can download the form here. Please fill it out, sign it and return it to


Admissions Resource Videos

Step by Step SVC’s Admissions Videos / Videos paso a paso sobre procesos de Admisiones en SVC

Click on the links below to find step by step videos designed to help you navigate through the Intake process:

Admissions and State Application Videos– How to complete your Online Admissions Application in ctcLink/ Video paso a paso de como completar su aplicación de admisiones en ctclink

How to activate your ctclink account/ Como activar su cuenta en ctclink

COVID-19 Attestation help videos available in English and Spanish/ Videos sobre como completar el proceso de atestación de su vacuna de COVID19

If you have additional questions about any of the steps of your intake process, please contact or by phone at 360.416.7600.


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