Cabrillo Running Start

Attention Seniors who plan or may attend Cabrillo College in the Fall. Below are the instructions to qualify for Running Start which is Cabrillo's priority registration. Please see Ms. Banks at break, lunch or after school in Homework Club on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays if you need assistance. 
IMPORTANT: Once you complete the Application process, please sign up in counseling for a Math and English Assessment time at Cabrillo College. If you cannot make any of the Soquel High scheduled times, you can assess at any of Cabrillo open Assessment times. Please see the Cabrillo Assessment website for more details and information about assessment exemptions. The assessments officially measure your skills in English comprehension,reading and math. There is no fee, you can assess twice in a six month period with a one week waiting period between assessments. 

Below is the link to the Cabrillo College Running Start web site.Please note there are additional link(s) on each web page that provide important information. Please refer to the tabs at the top of each page to help you navigate around the site. The tabs are:

1. Running Start for Graduating High School Seniors
2.Required Steps (It is recommended that all steps be completed as early as possible, but they MUST be completed and documentation received no later than April 15, 2022, in order to participate in Running Start).
3. Important Things to Do and Know
4. Intent Form (This page includes contact information).  If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].

Click here for the Cabrillo Running Start site
The link to the RS Intent Form is:


Assessment Dates and Times

Students can check the SHS Assessment dates/times and sign up for them in the Counseling department. 

Students must bring:

A photo ID

Cabrillo College Student ID number
Completed On-line Cabrillo Orientation Certificate
Students may park on the street for free or pay for permit parking in allocated spaces. You can take Bus #71 or 69 pickup is on the opposite side of the street from the church, takes about 20 minutes, the cost is $2.00 each way.