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Running Start

image of young african american male student looking at computer screenEarn college credit at TCC while you finish high school!

Running Start is a nationally recognized program that allows eligible high school juniors and seniors to take college-level courses for double credit—high school requirements and general university requirements.

Running Start is a great program for highly motivated students who are ready to take on introductory college-level concepts, classrooms, and assignments.

2013–14 Application Deadlines

Quarter you
will attend
New Student
Class
Registration
Begins...
Last Day
to
Turn in
Paperwork
Fall 2014May 29Sept. 17
Winter 2015Nov. 6Dec. 29
Spring 2015Feb. 26March 25

College courses fill very quickly and are first come, first serve.
For the best selection, turn in applications by the suggested deadline.

Information Night

These presentations include information on eligibility and entrance requirements, admission procedures, how Running Start credits can be used, and how to determine whether Running Start is right for you. Your questions are welcome. Dates for 2014-2015 year will be announced in fall.

About Running Start

TCC's Running Start Program gives you the unique benefits of experiencing a college environment while in high school. With Running Start, you can:

  • Clarify and plan to meet your educational goals
  • Save money on college tuition
  • Choose from more elective courses than provided at the high schools.
  • Broaden your perspective and challenge yourself with college-level classes
  • Keep up with your high school activities while you're in college

Contact

Running Start, Bldg. 7
253.566.6061 or RunStart@tacomacc.edu
Office hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Running Start Advisor schedules vary, please call for an appointment.

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