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CLARK COLLEGE
Welcomes new
Running Start
students
RUNNING START (RS) OFFICE
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Help with advising & class information
Furnish transfer & degree information
Explain policies & procedures
Suggest campus resources
Answer questions
Located in Gaiser Hall, main floor, next to
Registration
WHO’S RESPONSIBLE?
THE STUDENT
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Meets deadlines
Reads emails sent by the college to student email
Seeks help from instructors and Running Start advisors
Pays any fees and tuition (if applicable) before deadline
THE HIGH SCHOOL
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Explains equivalencies to meet high school graduation requirements
Explains core requirements for university entrance
Signs “Enrollment Verification Form” for student EACH quarter
THE COLLEGE
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Processes online application; provides ID#, tests student
Provides Clark College advising/registration assistance
Sends grades to high school each quarter
PARENTS SHOULD KNOW
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They do not have access to student records
This is a college and is an adult environment
No special allowances are made because of the
student’s age
Instructors aren’t required to monitor attendance
Parents should not contact faculty or Running Start
staff
WEB PAGE www.clark.edu
Course descriptions
 Schedule of classes
 Grades and transcripts
 Bookstore info
 Schedule Planner
 Web Registration
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CLARK COLLEGE CATALOG
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Online
www.clark.edu/runningstart
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catalog link
Catalog provides all course descriptions
Su, F, W, Sp designations/quarter offerings are
subject to change
Catalog is subject to changes and edits
SUMMER QUARTER
Not covered by RS; you pay tuition, books &
fees
 You are responsible for sending summer grades
to your high school
 Contact RS office before June 15
 Registration for new students for summer
begins in June
 New Student Orientation required
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STEP 1: FORECASTING
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See high school counselor to obtain & complete an
Enrollment Verification (E.V.) Form each quarter
Counselor must:
indicate high school “FTE” (course load)
 indicate # of college credits allowed according to
formula
 indicate high school equivalency for courses
 sign form
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Student must bring signed form to the RS office,
Gaiser Hall, with photo ID
STEP 2: ONLINE REGISTRATION
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Credit maximum funded by RS depends on high
school course load
You may not get your first choice of class or time
Have a back-up plan and enroll in classes that are
open
First quarter you register at conclusion of New
Student Orientation
Subsequent quarters your registration date/time is
assigned by number of credits earned
PIN NUMBERS
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Photo ID is required when requesting a PIN
number or a Student ID (SID) number
We cannot disclose PIN or SID numbers over the
phone or by email or to anyone other than the
student
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# begins with 940
 Global Pin is mailed to you and is used to access your
grades and login to Current Students
 Registration Pin will be given at New Student Orientation
STEP 3: FEES
RS pays for some or all of your tuition,
depending on high school course load
 RS does NOT cover fees or textbooks
 Print your “Student Schedule” to determine
what you owe
 $ amount you owe will not be correct until you
bring your E. V. Form to RS
 Pay fees and/or tuition online, or by phone, or
at Cashier Office before the deadline
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FEE WAIVER
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A student will be considered eligible
for a fee waiver if eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch at their high
school
The student must bring
documentation to the RS Office
before they pay fees and before first
day of class to receive a fee waiver
for that quarter
Not all fees can be waived
BOOK ASSISTANCE
Same criteria as fee waiver
 You only need to bring in
proof of eligibility once
 Funding is limited and
disbursed on a first come,
first serve basis
 Watch for email to announce
the book funding dates
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CHOOSING CLASSES
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Start cautiously - read course description
Courses must be numbered 100 or higher
“&” sign is not an error, but indicates a course which
has a common course number at all WA community
colleges
Note fees, labs & conferences
Note prerequisites
Take foreign language test if prev. language
Note location of courses at WSUV (CCW), Columbia
Tech Center (CTC ) or online (ARR)
TRANSPORTATION
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KEEP IN MIND:
TRAVEL TIME
PARKING
CTC AND CCW LOCATIONS
ELIGIBLE FOR MATH ONLY?
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Refer to Math course descriptions online
Choose Math class based on your major
Courses with Math prerequisites include
some (but not all):
Chemistry, Engineering, Physics
Not Art, not PE, etc.
Can retest on Writing & Reading every 3 months
HOW MUCH TIME IS INVOLVED?
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For every hour
spent in class a
student should
spend two hours
outside of class
studying, reading,
writing papers, etc.
For Example:
 A student taking 12
credits will usually
spend 12 hours in
class per week and
should allow about
24 hours additional
hours each week for
homework.
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CREDIT RATIO:
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5 COLLEGE CREDITS = 1 H.S. CREDIT
4
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“ = 0.8
3 “
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2 “
“ = 0.4
1 “
“ = 0.2
You will substitute Clark classes for classes at your
high school, approved by your high school
counselor
Content requirements may vary
TYPES OF DEGREES
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See “AA Degree” link on RS website
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known as Direct Transfer Agreement or DTA
 Intended to meet general ed requirements
at universities listed
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Applied Science or professional/
technical degrees
 Prepare
you for a specific job
 Not considered a transfer degree
CLARK
COLLEGE
AA DEGREE
Also known as “general transfer degree”
 Total of 90 college-level credits
 Average 15 credits per quarter x 6
quarters
 Tuition covered by RS if taking no more
than 1 class at high school
 Advising 101 Workshops available during
the summer; call 992-2366 to sign-up
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A.A. DEGREE STUDENTS
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Should choose first quarter classes based on HS
graduation requirements
Can attend RS Advising 101 workshops
Should prepare for their specific major
Should take the ACT or SAT test
Generally will have to declare a major within one
quarter at the university
Generally will be expected to complete a Bachelor’s
Degree in two more years
DEGREES & MAJORS
WHAT IF I’M NOT SURE?
Register for a
career exploration class
HDEV 100 or 101
Visit the Career Center to get the
latest information about careers
Talk with faculty & advisors
about programs
you might be interested in
Talk with employers about what
kind of skills & education they
want you to have
PARKING IN F/S SPOTS
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NOT
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STUDENTS
 FRESHMEN/SOPH
 FULL SIZED CARS
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FACULTY/STAFF
You will get a ticket if you
park in F/S spot before
5:30 p.m.
FS
C-TRAN BUS PASS OPTION
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Purchase Clark Student ID card at Bookstore
Optional: Pay additional amount for
quarterly bus pass
Have photo taken at Security
DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES
Provide accommodations to students with
disabilities
 Documentation required; start the
process NOW
 www.clark.edu/DSS
 Call 992-2314 A.S.A.P.
 992-2835 TTY
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STRUGGLING?
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Talk to instructor first
See Running Start Advisor
Seek free tutoring
Drop class(es) by using a “Change of Registration”
form and take to Registration Office
Drop by end of 8th week of quarter
If you don’t withdraw from the course, your GPA
will suffer (both high school & Clark)
Probation/Suspension policy on college website
VACATIONS & BREAKS
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Note: Most school vacations don’t match up
with Clark’s Winter and Spring breaks
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Look at college “Academic Calendar “on the
web before planning vacations
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Click on “Quick Links” then “Academic
Calendar”
NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION (NSO)
NSO’s are mandatory
 For those starting in the fall, sign-up early June
for an NSO and select “Fall” at
www.clark.edu/orientationcalendar
 Fall NSO’s start in July and last throughout the
summer
 You will register in a computer lab at the end of
your NSO; bring photo ID
 Allow 3 hours for orientation and registration
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DO’S AND DON’TS
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DO check your student email
regularly
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DO contact us if you move
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DON’T have your parent call
to ask a question
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DON’T miss deadlines
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DON’T plagiarize (see
course syllabus)
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DON’T overload yourself
with too many credits
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DON’T over commit
DO ask for help
DO complete a “change
form” if you stop attending a
class or you will get an F
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DO read the syllabus
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DO take college seriously
WSU VANCOUVER LOCATION (CCW)
RS students can take CLARK courses located on
the WSUV campus in Salmon Creek area
 Location abbreviation is CCW
 Parking is not free at CCW
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COLUMBIA TECH CENTER
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Offers courses that meet nearby high school
graduation requirements
Location abbreviation is CTC
Parking is free
You can turn in your forms at the Student
Services window Mon. through Thurs.
CAMPUS TOURS
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Campus tours are available
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To schedule a time to visit Clark College, call
360-992-2078
FALL QUARTER 2013
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Classes begin on Monday, Sept. 23
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Plan class times at Clark around your high school
classes and allow enough time to get to Clark
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Afternoon and evening classes are more likely to be
open at Clark
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Columbia Tech Center (CTC) and Clark Center at
WSUV (CCW) locations are more likely to have open
classes
IN MAY
♦Fall schedule will be online at www.clark.edu
♦“Quick Links”, Select “Schedule of Classes”,
“Fall 2013”
♦Print Enrollment Verification Form from
www.clark.edu/runningstart
♦Complete form and have high school counselor
and parent sign it
♦Turn in E.V. form to RS office or CTC in May
REVIEW
STEP ONE: Forecast (Enrollment Verification
Form) with high school counselor in May;
bring form to RS office or CTC
 STEP TWO: Sign-up in June for NSO
www.clark.edu/orientationcalendar, “Fall”
 STEP THREE: Complete Fall NSO and register
online during the summer
 STEP FOUR: Pay any fees and/or tuition before
due date
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