About Running Start

The Running Start program allows students in their junior or senior year of high school to attend community college tuition-free within the state of Washington while completing their high school curriculum. College courses completed as part of Running Start provide credit both for the student’s high school graduation requirements as well as their future college course requirements, giving them a head start on their college education.

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While many questions about the Running Start program can be answered by website and FAQ section, you may need more information specific to your or your student’s individual needs. If so, sign up for an online information session to find out everything you need to know.


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