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Running Start is a statewide partnership between Lower Columbia College and local high schools in Washington. The program allows high school juniors and seniors to attend LCC tuition free and have the credits count for both high school and college credit. College credits are paid for by the school; saving families money as students begin their college careers. The college credits completed in Running Start will transfer to most universities and save the student time, effort and money. Students can select a schedule that works for them and allows them to easily coordinate classes, work, family, faith and other personal commitments.
Students can still compete in athletics, clubs and be involved in their high school as much as they choose. Additionally, there is a vibrant college experience for them in Running Start; students can participate in clubs, events and activities at LCC.
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Participants are responsible for mandatory fees, books and transportation. All credits are fully transferable to any college or university in Washington State, as well as most other universities/colleges. The program was created by the Washington State Legislature RCW 28B.50.535 in order to provide students an opportunity to take college courses while still in high school.