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Summer Hours

Bellevue College will be observing summer hours remotely starting June 28, 2021 through September 6, 2021. 

Monday through Thursday (Remote)   7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

BC business hours for Fall Quarter will resume on September 7, 2021.

Running Start Service Closures and Holidays

During these days no classes and/or business operations are closed which includes email and phone.

Monday, September 6, 2021 – Labor Day

Thursday, September 23, 2021 – Opening Day

*Note: Starting Friday, April 30, 2021 through Friday, December 31, 2021, The Center for High School Programs Office (including the Running Start Program) will be CLOSED to the public, with the exception of the following Fridays:

*Friday, September 24, 2021

*Friday, October 1, 2021

*Winter, Quarter Class Registration TBD

Running Start Is For You!

Running Start is for all high school Juniors and Seniors that are enrolled in a public high school in Washington state.

You have many educational options to choose from as a student in Washington State, why not Running Start? During these uncertain times, as we continue on in virtual-learning environments, Bellevue College is a reliable option that will continue to challenge you academically and provide you with many classes to choose from that will meet your high school graduation requirements.

Attend Running Start at Bellevue College to be challenged academically, gain a college experience while in high school, earn both high school and college credits, have more choice and variety in your class options, explore career and college pathways and so much more!

Start Today

To apply students must complete and submit the Bellevue College General Admission Application and the Intent to Participate in the Running Start Program. Follow and complete all directions that you receive via email from runningstartnewstudent@bellevuecollege.edu. Visit our Running Start Admissions web page for more information.

Running Start Fall Quarter 2021 Deadlines

  • RS Fall 2021 Priority Phase 1 deadline On or Before June 7, 2021
  • RS Fall 2021 Final Deadline Phase 2 Complete the State College Application and the Intent to Participate submit on or Before September 15, 2021 *Note: Bellevue College cannot guarantee that you will be able to complete placement and other pre-enrollment functions prior to the first day of fall classes if you apply to the college after that date.  For Running Start Program admission processes, you have until September 22nd to complete them.  However, the earlier you complete them, the sooner you can register for fall classes.

Running Start Online Information Session

Below you will find a schedule for our online Running Start Information Sessions for the up coming Fall quarter. The information session will be held on Microsoft Teams Live Event streaming service. Click here and to view the Calendar and then select the day you wish to attend in order to find the join link. Due to COVID-19 our information session will only be provided online if you need a copy of the presentation or some other accommodation please email us at chsprograms@bellevuecollege.edu.
DateStart TimeLocationJoin Button
Saturday August 14th10:00 amOnline Join Here
Saturday August 28th9:00 amOnline Join Here