Running Start

Public high school juniors and seniors earn dual credit tuition-free.

An Exciting Option for High School Students

Running Start allows qualified high school juniors and seniors to enroll in college courses tuition-free and earn dual high school and college credit while finishing their high school diploma. Students participating in Running Start may attend any of our colleges. Apply now for Fall 2021.

The following video provides an overview.

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Running Start at North

Information about Running Start at North Seattle College.


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Running Start at Central

Information about Running Start at Seattle Central College.


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Running Start at South

Information about Running Start at South Seattle College.