What Is Running Start?
Running Start is a statewide 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 credits a student is eligible to take is based on the student's combined high school and college enrollment. See the Running Start Enrollment Verification Form on the Forms page for credit eligibility.
Students interested in enrolling in a summer course may do so at their own expense with their high school's permission. A completed High School Release Form on the Forms page must be submitted at the time of registration for summer enrollment.
High school graduation requirements are established by each school district. Students should check with their high school counselor to confirm the courses and number of credits required in order to graduate.