A tuition-free program that allows highly motivated high school Juniors & Seniors to earn high school and college credit.
Structured online learning that is close to home, offers free college tuition and embraces community.
Spring Quarter admissions open January 30th
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 - tuition is free.
- 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
We welcome students who wish to get ahead, save money, and experience college life.
Application Deadlines: 2022-2023
Courses can fill up quickly and are offered in a "first-come, first-served" basis-- do not delay!
Quarter You Want to Attend
New Student Class Registration Begins
Priority Application Deadline
Last Day to Turn in Paperwork
|Spring 2023||February 21, 2023||March 21, 2023||March 23, 2023||April 3, 2023|
|Fall 2023||May 22, 2023||May 17, 2023||September 8, 2023||September 25, 2023|
Attend an Information Session
Prospective students and family members are encouraged to attend an information session on Zoom to learn about Running Start at TCC and how to apply to our program.
Join Zoom Info Session5:30pmOpen to All
Join Zoom Info Session5:30pmTacoma Public Schools (geared towards TPS but all interested students/parents are welcome)
Running Start FAQs
Still Have Questions?
Reach out to us using one of the following methods below:
Emails are reviewed:
Monday - Friday
8AM to 5PM
Messages received will be responded to within 2 business days.
*Emails received on weekends and/or holidays may not be reviewed for up to 72-hours.
Phones are monitored:
Monday - Friday
8AM to 4PM
Running Start Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 834 5173 9239
Noon to 3PM