"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. Students may enroll in summer courses at their own expense with their 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. Students should check with their 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.
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For best course availability, it is recommended that students attend a workshop before May 29th or early June. In order to register for fall quarter, ALL new Running Start students must attend a Registration Workshop.
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