"Running Start" is a statewide community college program for academically qualified juniors and senior high school students to enroll in courses to fulfill high school graduation requirements and earn college credit.
Running Start is available fall, winter and spring quarters. Students may enroll simultaneously in high school and college classes, or solely in college classes. College tuition for eligible classes is covered through Running Start. The maximum credit eligible is based on students combined high school and college enrollment. See the Running Start Enrollment Verification Form for credit eligibility.
Running Start is not available during the summer. You may enroll in summer courses at your own expense with your high school's permission. A completed High School Release Form must be submitted at the time of registration.
High school graduation requirements are established by each school district. Check with your high school counselor to verify the courses and number of credits required in order to graduate. Generally, one five (5) credit class at the college earns one (1) high school unit.
Running Start Manager (PY)
Program Specialist (FS)
Program Specialist (PY)
Advising: (253) 964-6520
Testing: (253) 964-6521
Advising: (253) 840-8431
Testing: (253) 840-8343