Overview: Running Start
Running Start does just that: It gives high school juniors and seniors a running start on college–level classes. Those classes count twice: once towards fulfillment of high school graduation requirements and again for college credit.
- Be under 21 years of age and enrolled in any Washington State public high school or school district.
- Be a junior or senior in high school.
- Place in English 101 and / or college level math on the COMPASS TEST.
- Have parent / guardian and counselor signatures and approval to participate in the program.
Procedures for Acceptance
- Come to the Running Start office (1102 C1) with a picture ID to get a student ID number for testing. Testing fee is $19 — however, a fee waiver eligibility form for students on free or reduced lunch is available in the Running Start office (note form must be signed by student's high school counselor).
- Take the COMPASS TEST. No appointment is required.
- Take test results to the Running Start office, fill out an Enrollment Packet, and schedule an advising / registration appointment with a Running Start Advisor.
- Meet with a high school counselor and complete the Enrollment Verification Form included in the Enrollment Packet.
- Bring the completed application packet and a copy of your test scores to your advising / registration appointment.
- Attend the mandatory Running Start Orientation.
|Maki Hosoda||Curriculum Advisor||Maki.Hosoda@seattlecolleges.edu|
|Todd Haak||Manager, Running Start Program||Todd.Haak@seattlecolleges.edu|