Welcome to Running Start!

Running Start is a program that allows 11th and 12th grade students enrolled in a WA State public high school to take college courses at Washington's 34 community and technical colleges. Students earn both high school and college credits for these courses.

Running Start students and their families do not pay tuition. They are responsible for mandatory fees, books and transportation. Students receive both high school and college credit for these classes.

Interested in applying to North’s Running Start program? Please review the information on the “Prospective Students” tab regarding eligibility and application processes. We are still accepting applications for fall 2020.

Fall 2020 – How to Contact Us
North Seattle College is operating remotely for fall quarter 2020. We’re still here to help you despite not being located on-campus! We’re happy to schedule a Zoom or phone appointment – please contact us via email or Starfish to schedule. We’re also hosting Zoom drop-in hours throughout September/early-October; instructions below.

Contact a Running Start Advisor
Phone: (206) 934-7768 or (206) 934-3368
Schedule an appointment via Starfish:

Zoom Drop-In Hours (no appointment necessary)
Advisors will be available to assist on a drop-in basis via Zoom during the times listed below during September.
August 31st – September 18th: Tuesdays from 10am – 12pm and Thursdays from 1pm – 3pm
September 21st – October 2nd: Monday – Friday from 10 – 12pm and 1 – 3pm

Click here to connect to a Zoom Drop-In Session

After-Hours Appointments
Our typical office hours are Monday – Friday, 8 – 4:30pm. If you need to schedule an appointment outside of these office hours, please email us and we will work with you individually to schedule an appointment at a time that is convenient for you.