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Running Start

Allows highly motivated high school Juniors & Seniors to access college courses while receiving high school credit.

Running Start gives you the unique benefits of experiencing a college environment while in high school. You can:

  • Work toward your college degree while preparing for high school completion
  • Save money on college tuition
  • Learn from a wide and enriching selection of college courses
  • Broaden your perspective and challenge yourself with college-level classes
  • Keep up with your high school activities while you're in college

Application Deadlines: 2018-2019

Courses fill up quickly and are first-come, first-serve - don't delay

Quarter You Want to Attend

New Student Class Registration Begins

Last Day to Turn in Paperwork

Winter 2019

November 14, 2018

December 19, 2018

Spring 2019

February 19, 2019

March 27, 2019

Fall 2019

May 20, 2019

September 4, 2019

Running Start FAQs



Learn more at a Running Start Information Session -- open to students and their families. No RSVP required.


6pmGig Harbor Campus

6pmTacoma Campus, Bldg. 2

6pmTacoma Campus, Bldg, 16, Room 106


Any Other Questions?

We're here to help!
Running Start
Building 7
Monday-Thursday, 8am-6pm