Running Start

Start early on your college education.

About Get Started Contact

All in-person student services are temporarily suspended from January 18-28. Remote services are still available Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. You can schedule an appointment with your advisor by logging into Starfish, by emailing or calling our office at (206) 934-3682.

As a Running Start scholar, you can take college-level courses that count towards your future degree at any of the Seattle College campuses alongside your high school coursework, tuition-free.

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About Running Start

Attend community college tuition-free within the state of Washington.

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Get Started

Explore the application process to the Running Start program.

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Upcoming Events

Running Start drop-in sessions are open to current or prospective students.

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What to expect and how to be successful.

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Parents and Families

Resources and information for Running Start families.

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High School Counselors

Access essential Running Start resources.

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After Running Start

As high school graduation nears, consider your options at Seattle Colleges.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Need more information? The answers to many common Running Start questions can be found here.

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Get in touch with Running Start staff.