Academic Requirements

The grades you receive for your Running Start courses will become part of your college transcript. When applying to other colleges, you must list FVCC as a college you’ve attended and request FVCC to send an official transcript of your grades as part of the college application process.


As a Running Start student, you’ll be considered a college student, and will be expected to perform the same level of work and will participate in the classroom just as other college students.  Look over our course schedules. Courses numbered 100 and above are eligible for the program. Your high school counselor can advise you on course applicability and credit equivalency. At the end of each semester, FVCC will mail your grades to your high school.


Registration for Spring 2017 begins December 6, 2016 

  • Courses begin January 17

Registration for Summer 2017 begins April 26, 2017

  • Session A courses May 30-June 30
  • Session B courses May 30-August 4
  • Session C courses July 5-August 4

Registration for Fall 2017 begins May 22, 2017

Running Start students may not register for classes prior to the registration dates listed above.

View the complete Running Start academic calendar.

For more information about the Running Start program contact the Elizabeth Romain, Running Start Coordinator, at (406) 756-3923 or email