Running Start


Get a Running Start on Your College Education and Save Money!

Running Start is an amazing program for high school juniors and seniors to take college classes and earn high school and college credit at the same time.  Join us at North Seattle and start your college education while saving money on tuition.

We look forward to meeting you soon! 

 You're eligible if you are...

  • Enrolled at a Washington state public school
  • A High School Junior or Senior 

  • Placed into college level English OR math on placement test

Steps to Getting Started

  1. Print Running Start Application Packet
  2. Apply to NSC online --No application fee
    (Running Start students are not required to answer questions about residency.  Please complete a paper application at the Admissions office if you do not want to provide residency information.)
  3. Provide proof of placement into college-level English or math.
  4. Meet with high school counselor
  5. Submit completed Application Packet, including test scores, to RS Office
  6. Meet with RS advisor and register for classes

Please Note: 

If you are a current Running Start student at another campus, please complete all of the steps above except the placement testing.  Please submit your unofficial college transcripts and original placement test scores.

Running Start Contacts

Running Starts Contacts

Phone: (206) 934-3682
Fax: (206) 934-3958

View Hours of Operation

Running Start is located in
College Center Building CC 2346


CC 2346 (Northwest section of the East wing of the College Center, 2nd floor)
Northwest section of the East wing of the College Center, 2nd floor



North is the reason I got my internship as a software developer at Microsoft and am pursing advanced mathematics, physics and computer science without being limited by my high school curriculum. I look forward to all my classes.

—Endrias Kahssay
North and Nathan Hale High School



Running Start has given me a chance to grow, while I accumulate college credits. I've made so many new friends and experienced so many new things, that I can't imagine my life if I hadn't done the program.

—Andrea Chen
North and Roosevelt High School

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