At Flathead Valley Community College we offer the Running Start program to high school students who are 16 years or older and are at junior or senior status.

FVCC does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, gender, or sexual orientation in the educational programs and activities which it offers.

Suggested Running Start Timeline

We suggest starting this checklist at least one month prior to FVCC registration.

Apply to FVCC

Placement Test


After completing your placement test, call FVCC’s Learning Center at 756-3880 to arrange a time to meet with a FVCC advisor for final approval of course schedule and signature on registration form.


  • Complete the Running Start Registration Form
  • The Running Start Registration Form must be signed by your high school counselor, parent or guardian, FVCC representative, and yourself.
  • Be sure to seek advice from your high school counselor regarding course applicability and credit equivalency.

Registration for Summer 2016 begins April 27, 2016

  • Session A- May 31-July 1
  • Session B- May 31-August 5
  • Session C- July 5- August 5

Registration for Fall 2016 begins May 23, 2016

  • Courses begin August 25, 2016

Information Release

Complete an Information Release form and return it to the Business Office.

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