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Running Start

Tuition-Free College Credits for High School Juniors and Seniors



Running Start is a statewide program that allows high school juniors and seniors to take college-level courses without paying tuition. Students receive both high school and college credit for classes completed at the college level.

Running Start is for ALL juniors and seniors. We turn no one away. Regardless of your English placement or GPA, you can participate. Enroll in the program, and we will help you find classes to take that are a good match for you.

Frequently Asked Questions



Program Overview

Watch our Family Night recording to learn about all the benefits of Running Start and how it compares to other dual enrollment programs like AP and IB.

Running Start for Any Future

Running Start is flexible to each student's needs and goals, explore the options below to learn more about what you can do with Running Start at Edmonds College.



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