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Cabrillo Running Start

Step 1: Submit 

Application for Admission to Cabrillo College (Link)

Make sure to apply for the Fall 2018 term. Cabrillo will send you an email with your Cabrillo College student ID. You will need this ID to register for the next step, the Online Orientation.

Step 2: Complete the


Complete your Cabrillo College on line orientation Orientation at least one day prior to assessment.  Print your certificate of completion and take it with you to your assessment test. You can also take a screen shot of the certificate displaying your name and present this on your mobile device.



Step 3: Sign up for an Assessment Date

See Cheryl in the library to sign up for a day and time to go to Cabrillo College and take the Math and English Assessment. You must have proof that you have completed the On-Line Orientation.

Space is very limited. Please make sure to go to Cabrillo on the day you signed up for. You will need your Photo ID, Cabrillo Student ID Number, Certificate of Completion of the Orientation or a screen shot of the certificate displaying your name and present this on your mobile device.

Note: You may not need to assess. Please refer to the Assessment website Assessment website for course placement options in lieu of assessment (e.g.:  AP scores, California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) results (formerly EAP/STAR test):     (CAASPP) or AP scores MUST be submitted by March, 23rd  in order to be processed by the April 15th deadline




Watch these videos before attending the Student Planning Session.


Student Planning: Adding, Deleting, Moving Courses On Your Plan.

You Tube video 1


Registering For Classes Using Student Planning

Youtube Video 2



Step 4: Attend a Student Planning Session

Sign up with Cheryl in the library

To plan your courses, sign up with Cheryl in the library to attend a Student Planning Session on April 18th 2018. This workshop will help you select the correct classes for Summer and/or Fall 2018.  If an appointment with a Cabrillo counselor is needed, make one by calling 831-479-6274 or 831-479-6385 in Aptos, or 831-786-4734 for Watsonville.

Important! These steps MUST be completed and documentation received no later than April 6th 2018 in order to participate in Running Start. 



What is the next step?

Read important things to do below


Important Things to Do and Know

  • You must have an email address to participate in Running Start. If you do not currently have an email address, we suggest you create one with a free provider such as Google (gMail) or Yahoo. If you are unable to create or view your email from home, you may use computers available at your high school, any public library and Cabrillo College.
  • When planning your classes, be sure to include CG 51 (Introduction to College) in either summer or fall 2018. This is a mandated course in order to maintain your priority registration for future terms. If taking CG 51 in summer, you need to submit a separate summer application.
  • To plan your courses, attend an Education Plan Workshop. This workshop should give you the help you need to select good classes for summer and/or fall 2018. 
  • If an appointment with a Cabrillo counselor is needed, do so by calling 831-479-6274 or 831-786-4734 or 831-479-6385. You must bring your assessment scores with you to the counseling appointment.
  • After your application is processed (please allow time for processing) you may log on to WebAdvisor.  Within WebAdvisor you may:
  • Search for classes and add them to your “Preferred Sections” in preparation for registration.
  • Verify your contact information by clicking on “Verify/Change My Contact Information.” It is important to keep your information up-to-date to receive communication from Cabrillo College.
  • You may use WebAdvisor to register for classes  at your designated date and time.
  • Reminder to students to register for CG51 for the Summer or Fall (if registering for a summer section, students must apply for the summer semester in addition to fall semester).
  • Running Start students must apply for fall in order to get a fall registration date.