High School Programs

You don’t have to wait until you graduate from high school to get the benefit of enrolling at North Seattle College.

Running Start
Through Running Start, you can earn high school and college credit at the same time, with low cost or free tuition. As a high school junior or senior at a public high school in Washington state, get started in college early and experience challenging courses in a supportive environment. Attend part time and blend high school and college courses. Attend full time and have the option of completing high school requirements more quickly and earning your associate degree at the same time. Choose a career training program and begin gaining skills to enter the workforce and earn money. Start college now through Running Start.

College in the High School
North Seattle College also offers an alternative to Running Start through the College in the High School (CHS) program, in which capable high school students take college-level courses while remaining at their high school. Credits appear on a North Seattle College transcript as well as on the student’s high school transcript. CHS courses are taught by selected high school teachers whose qualifications match those of typical North faculty members.

Underage Admissions
Learn how to apply to North Seattle College as an underage student. If you are under 18 and want to be considered for admission to North on a course-by-course basis, get information about applying here.

Tech Prep
Explore Tech Prep—a way to earn college credits in high school for free. Tech Prep is a partnership between Seattle Colleges and local high school districts to ensure high school students have the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school, as well as explore career choices.

Interested in other high school programs?

  1. ABE/GED
    If it’s time for you to get your high school diploma, complete your secondary school education or work on basic skills, NSC’s Adult Basic Education/General Education Development (ABE/GED) program is your resource. 
  2. High School 21+
    If you are an adult 21 years or older needing a high school diploma, there’s a new way to get one - through High School 21+.
  3. High School Completion
    North’s High School Completion program provides adults 19 years or older an opportunity to earn a high school diploma in a college setting.


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