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Getting Started

Running Start

Getting Started

Running Start

Getting Started

Running Start

Campus/Center Contact Info

Mount Vernon Campus
360.416.7700

Whidbey Island Campus
360.679.5319

San Juan Center
360.378.3220

Running Start at Skagit Valley College

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

Running Start Checklist

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

1

Apply


Submit an application through the Online Admissions Application Portal (OAAP). Please keep in mind that students will need to create a new account before applying. This application can take up to 10 business days to process. You will then receive a link to the SVC Application Supplement, a customized questionnaire to help us learn more about your goals. Please keep in mind you will need to have a personal email account in order to apply.
2

Activating Student ctcLink Account


Students must activate their student account ctclink account prior to enrollment. Visit: https://myaccount.ctclink.us/. Step-by-Step visual guides are available.
3

Attestation/Exemption Requirements


Not applicable for students taking online courses exclusively.

Students wanting to attend in-person courses and services must self-attest to being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or request a medical or religious exemption if they want to come to campus to access classes or student services. This is done through ctcLink, students must be admitted first. Online only students do not need to submit anything. Visit skagit.edu/covid for more information and to access the forms.

4

Establish Placement


There are multiple options to determine your starting point and courses.
5

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 (digital signature)


Download Running Start Enrollment Verification Form (non-digital signature)


6

Enroll in Classes at a Cardinal Take-off Advising Session)


As a new student and once you have your course placement, you will want to meet with an Advisor in- person or remotely for your Cardinal Take Off- Session. At Cardinal Take Off you will be able to register for your first quarter of classes! We will email you an invitation to your Cardinal Take-Off session once you have completed your course placement. If you have questions about these sessions, please contact our Counseling and Advising office at [email protected] or by calling 360.416.7654.
7

Activate Your SVC Email Account


After you submit the Application Supplement, an SVC email account will be created for you and you will receive instructions on how to set up your password. Receive help with your account, visit skagit.edu/createmysvc
8

Complete Cardinal Pre-Flight Orientation


This online, self-paced orientation is hosted within your SVC Canvas student tool box account. You will need your MySVC account activated and know your password. Learn about SVC programs, educational pathways, resources, and more!

Office Hours

Mount Vernon Campus
Mon – Thu: 8am – 5:30pm
Fri: 8am – Noon

360.416.7700

 

Whidbey Island Campus
Mon – Wed: 8am – 5pm
Thur: 8am – 6:30pm
Fri: 8am – Noon

360.679.5319

South Whidbey Center
Mon and Wed: 2:30pm – 5:45pm
Tuey: 11:30am – 6:30pm
Thu: 11:30am – 5:45pm
Fri: Closed

360.341.2324

 

San Juan Center
Mon – Thu: 8:30am – 5pm
Fri: Closed

360.378.3220

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