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I want to earn college credit while in high school

Looking to earn college credit while in high school?

Tacoma Community College offers several programs to help you get there: Running Start, TCC in the High School and Fresh Start.

How TCC can give you a Running Start 

If you are a high school junior or senior and are looking for the next challenge (and a less expensive way to earn college credit), check out Tacoma Community College’s Running Start program.

  • High school juniors or seniors can attend college at TCC while in high school to earn college credit.
  • Juniors or seniors have the potential to earn their two-year associate’s degree plus their high school diploma simultaneously.
  • Tuition for college-level classes is covered by the program. Students are responsible for books, fees, transportation and classes below 100-level.
  • Most courses transfer to Washington’s community colleges and public universities.
  • Tuition for college-level classes is about 45 percent less than the average cost of a TCC course and further reductions are available to students who receive Free and Reduced Price Lunch Benefits.

Is Running Start right for you? Ask us!

Take college classes at your high school

High school students can earn college credits while simultaneously earning high school credit for approved courses in the TCC in the High School program. Courses are taught by qualified high school teachers who work with TCC faculty to ensure course work is equivalent to college level.

  • High school juniors or seniors are able to engage in college-level work without sacrificing their high school experience.
  • Most courses transfer to Washington's community colleges and public universities.
  • Tuition for college-level courses is about 45 percent less than the average cost of a TCC course. Further reductions are available to students who receive Free and Reduced Price Lunch Benefits.

Is TCC in the High School right for you? Ask us!  

Contact Joe Shannon, Dean, Mathematics, Sciences and Engineering

Tia Pliskow, Faculty Instructor and TCC in the High School Intern

 

Earn your high school diploma and accumulate college credit

 

TCC's Fresh Start is designed for students who are:

  • Ages 16 to 21 
  • Who have NOT received their high school diploma and are credit deficient
  • Still eligible if they have earned their GED

 

 

Is  Fresh Start right for you? Ask us!  

Contact Fresh Start - Tacoma Campus
Bldg. 19, Room 34
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