You are a Running Start Student:
Welcome to Cabrillo!
Dear Running Start student,

´╗┐Congratulations! You've made it to your last semester of high school.
´╗┐It is "Fired Up February" here at Cabrillo College, and the Running Start program is in full swing!

What is Running Start?
Running Start is a college preparation program for Santa Cruz County seniors. By participating, you have an opportunity to earn an earlier priority registration date for Cabrillo College classes. As a Running Start student, you will also receive extra support and advice, helping you to achieve your academic and career goals.

This month, we are so excited to help all of our Running Start students complete the student Orientation and Placement & Planning steps with ease and confidence.
Keep reading to learn more and CLICK HERE to find out where you are in the Running Start process.
To Complete Your Online Orientation, Click HERE

  • Attend a workshop
  • To attend a workshop on your high school campus, sign-up with your counselor
  • To attend a workshop at Cabrillo, call (831)479-6165
  • Complete placement independently

For more information on Placement & Planning, click here !
Honors Transfer Program Application - NOW OPEN!

Apply online for the Cabrillo College Honors Transfer Program (HTP). Deadline March 15th at midnight. For more information and to apply, visit the Honors Transfer Program Website .
 FAFSA Applications are due
MARCH 2nd!  
All you need to do is  click on this link to start your application.
All local high school seniors are eligible for the Cabrillo Promise program (two years tuition free!). For additional information regarding the Cabrillo Promise program, click here.
For general Cabrillo College financial aid information, click here.
Joining A Learning Community is Easy and Fast!
Math PLUS can be taken in addition to any of our Learning Communities! 
Math PLUS is a 1-week intensive math review designed to help students prepare for their upcoming math courses.  Math PLUS is FREE, FUN, WE FEED YOU, and you review math in a stress-free way to get prepared for your class! For more information and how to register please visit Math PLUS website by clicking here .
ACE is a one-semester program with 12 units of classes in English 1A plus, Social Justice Issues, college success, and career planning. In just one semester we help students build on their strengths to successfully pass their courses and to gain skills and confidence as a college student.  Click here to watch the short ACE video
STARS is a two-semester program with different pathways for students that want to get an associates degree/certificate or transfer to a four-year university. Students take English 1A plus, Math, CG 51 and additional courses of their choice! 
Earn a certificate to start your career in Business Information in just  two semesters!  Develop expertise in Microsoft Office, business technology, and other high demand skills to be ready to work in any business office, while getting the added support of a learning cohort.  Watch the BIW video here 
Puente is for students looking to transfer to a four-year university. Students participate in the program for two semesters. They start with English 1A plus and CG51. Puente offers students support and guided mentorship towards their transfer goals.
Our programs have limited space available!  Don't delay: Join a Learning Community today - Click here!
If you have any questions, we are here Monday-Friday from 9 am - 4 pm. Please don't hesitate to contact our team at (831) 477-3340 or in person in room 501 on the Aptos campus.