What is Running Start? How does Running Start work? Why participate? You attend regular day or evening classes at one of the nine participating UH campuses (except UH Manoa). Running Start is a program that allows high school students to enroll in college classes and earn credit toward high school graduation and a college degree. You will: • Get a head start in earning college credits. After completing the course requirements, grades are mailed to your high school registrar and become a permanent part of both your high school and college transcripts. What classes can I take? • Pursue academic challenges and courses that may not be available at your high school. Any UH class at the 100 level or higher is eligible for Running Start credit. Please consult with your high school counselor. • Experience a college campus. Do the credits transfer? College credits earned through Running Start are transferable to any degree-granting institution in the UH System. If you plan to continue your schooling out-of-state, contact the individual college or university for their policy on accepting Running Start credits. Since 2002, 86% of Running Start students passed college courses and received both high school and college credit for the courses. Who can participate? Any student enrolled in grade 11 or 12 in any public high school in the state of Hawai‘i who: 1. Is under the age of 21 as of September 1st of the school year in which the college course is taken. 2. Fulfills and complies with college campus requirements such as: • Complete admission forms • Obtain health clearance • Achieve appropriate math and English scores on placement tests at the UH campuses and/or meeting other admission requirements • Pay college tuition and fees • Maintain acceptable academic standing Is this option right for me? The decision to begin college early is an important one. Discuss it carefully with your parents/guardians and high school counselor. Motivated individuals, who take initiative, have good study skills and responsibly complete assignments through the semester are successful in the program. How much does Running Start cost? Running Start students pay UH tuition and fees. Participants are responsible for purchasing books and supplies, paying student fees, and transportation to and from the campus. Example: Leeward Community College, Fall 2013 English 100 (3 credits) Books Student Fees •Student Activity Fee •Board of Student Communication Fee •Student Health Center Fee *Estimated Total = $106 per credit $80 $.75 per credit $5.00 $15 $420.25 Financial Aid may be available to some students who meet specific criteria for income level, ethnicity, etc. Please check with your high school counselor to see if you qualify for any available scholarships. “Honestly, I like working with college students. The way they think has inspired me.” - Running Start student from Kaimuki H.S. University of Hawai‘i System Running Start Contacts Where do I start? 1. Meet with your high school counselor • Determine which classes to take and find out when you need to take your COMPASS placement test. • Apply to Running Start online at www.hawaii.edu/runningstart. Honolulu Community College www.honolulu.hawaii.edu Jean Maslowski, Counselor 808-845-9278, [email protected] 2. Work with your counselor on required forms • Complete the UH System Application Form; • Complete the online Running Start enrollment form; specify selected “Running Start” class(es) and authorize UH to forward your grades to the high school registrar upon your completion of the class; and • Submit the UH forms to your high school counselor. Ask your counselor about the deadlines at the campus you wish to attend. 3. Watch for your notification letter Hawai‘i Community College www.hawaii.hawaii.edu Hilo – Glenn-Dee Kuwaye, Student Support Specialist 808-934-2518, [email protected] Kona – Raynette Haleamau-Kam, Counselor 808-969-8816, [email protected] Kapi‘olani Community College www.kapiolani.hawaii.edu Sheldon Tawata, Kuilei Counselor 808-734-9842, [email protected] Get a Running Start on your College Career with Running Start! Kaua‘i Community College www.kauai.hawaii.edu Frances Dinnan, Counselor 808-245-8381, [email protected] Leeward Community College www.leeward.hawaii.edu Sharleen Chock, Counselor 808-455-0235, [email protected] Windward Community College www.windward.hawaii.edu Ann Lemke, Counselor 808-235-7448, [email protected] University of Hawai‘i at Hilo www.hilo.hawaii.edu Curtis Nishioka, Interim Admissions Director 808-974-7414, [email protected] University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Honoka’a Site — North Hawai‘i Education & Research Center www.hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/nherc Stacie Higgins, Academic Support Specialist 808-775-8890, [email protected] University of Hawai‘i - Maui College www.maui.hawaii.edu Colleen Shishido, Counselor 808-984-3497, [email protected] Updated July 2013 University of Hawai‘i - West O‘ahu www.uhwo.hawaii.edu Janice Takaki, Academic Advisor 808-689-2689, [email protected] www.hawaii.edu/runningstart “I like the fact that you get college credit and high school credit at the same time.” - Running Start student from McKinley H.S.
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