Running Start

Running Start

Running Start is a program that allows 11th and 12th grade students 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.

Steps to enroll in a Running Start Program
Becoming a Running Start student is a big decision and taking college courses during your high school years is not for everyone.  Please spend some time to thoroughly read through the Running Start program information on the college website listed below, as this will help you determine if you are ready for college level work during your junior and/or senior years.

After you’ve decided that you want to enroll in the Running Start program, you MUST complete steps 1-4 before scheduling a follow up appointment with your counselor to discuss Running start options and sign paperwork.

Step 1 - Attend our Running Start Informational session in the PAC on March 6, 2019 at 12:30pm or an informational session offered by the community college.

Step 2 - Complete the online college application

Step 3 - Set up your college email and obtain your Student ID

Step 4 - Take the placement assessment in English and Math or provide the college proper placement information.
One way to determine placement is by sending your RHS transcript or SBA Scores to the college, if you need a copy of your transcript please email your counselor.

Once Steps 1-4 are complete, then you can make an appointment to meet with your counselor starting in May. At this meeting, we will go over everything that Running Start entails and the process for completing the enrollment verification form (RSEVF) each quarter.

Starting May 1st

Step 5 - Set up a meeting with your high school counselor to sign the verification form along with RHS Running Start documents

Step 6 - Attend the Mandatory Registration Orientation (@BC) OR make an appointment with your college running start advisor (@LWTech) to sign up for your classes.

Below are links to help you find more information about the Running Start Program and enrollment process:

Bellevue College – Applications for Fall 2019 priority registration are due by May 1st
Phone: 425.564.2026
Email: hsprograms@bellevuecollege.edu
https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/runningstart/

Cascadia College
Phone: 425.352.8146
Email: runningstart@cascadia.edu
http://www.cascadia.edu/advising/running_start.aspx

Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Phone: 425.739.8336
Email: Matthew.allen@lwtech.edu
https://www.lwtech.edu/academics/high-school/running-start/