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Running Start


The Running Start Program in Washington State provides the opportunity for eligible high school juniors and seniors to attend college level classes, tuition free. Students will be responsible for purchasing books and supplies, assessment and technology fees, and transportation.  To be eligible for Running Start, students must:

  • Be a junior or senior. 
  • Complete application for the community college.
  • Pay a fee for the placement test.
  • Score at a designated level on the placement test.

Upon successful completion of college level courses taken through Running Start, students will earn college credit which will also apply toward high school graduation. If you are interested in the Running Start program, you should see your counselor to review equivalencies for college courses that will fulfill high school requirements.

Interested in taking Running Start courses at Edmonds CC or Shoreline CC? Please click the links below to view more information about the school options. If you have questions or concerns, or if you would like to sign up, please set up an appointment with your counselor to get the process started.
Counselor is by student last name:
         Lynn Willman (A - H)
         Debby Walters (I - Z)

Edmonds Community College. 

Edmonds Community College

Shoreline Community College.

Shoreline Community College