Running Start

During NSC campus closure due to COVID-19, Running Start advisors will still be available for scheduled appointments through both Zoom and phone. You can schedule an appointment with your advisor by logging into Starfish, by emailing or calling our office at (206) 934-7768.
Please note, effective Nov. 6, Student Services offices will be closed on Fridays at noon for ctcLink statewide technology conversion training.

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.

Winter 2021 - How to Contact Us

North Seattle College is operating remotely. 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.

Winter Break Hours

  • Monday, December 14 – Friday, December 18: 8 – 4:30pm
  • Monday, December 21 – 25: Running Start office and college closed
  • Monday, December 28 – Thursday, December 31: 8 – 4:30pm
  • Friday, January 1: Running Start office and college closed

Contact a Running Start Advisor

Phone: (206) 934-7768 or (206) 934-3368

Drop-In Hours via Zoom

No appointment necessary, just click the link below during our Zoom drop-in hours.

  • Tuesday, December 29: 1 – 3pm
  • Wednesday, December 30: 9 – 11am
  • Thursday, December 31: 12 – 2pm
  • Monday, January 4 – Wednesday, January 6: 10 – 12pm and 2 – 4pm
  • Thursday, January 7: 11:30 – 1:30pm

Zoom link for Drop-In Hours:

Schedule an appointment via Starfish:

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.