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Posted Nov. 23 - Serving and supporting students and the community remotely. Please do not come to campus unless you have an in-person class or a child at the Center for Families. Text us your questions at 425.243.0867.
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Running Start

Tuition Free College Credits for High School Students

March 6: Update regarding coronavirus (COVID-19)

Out of an abundance of caution and to slow the spread of the virus in the greater community, the Running Start office will be serving students online and remotely until further notice. While we will not have a physical office presence, we welcome your questions via email or phone at 425.640.1761. Please leave a message and we will return your call promptly. Scan or take screenshots of forms and paperwork and email to runningstart@edcc.edu. Please check this site for Running Start updates and edcc.edu/coronavirus.

Live Information Sessions

Mondays, Nov. 16, 5:30 p.m., Nov. 23 and 30, 1:30 p.m., and Wednesday Dec. 9, 1:30 p.m.

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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.

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University Transfer

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Direct Employment

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Experience the College Environment

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Office Hours

Working Remotely

Mon. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tues. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wed.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m.-2 p.m.*

Office Location

Lynnwood Hall, Second Floor, Room 235