High school juniors and seniors save money on tuition and get a Running Start on college credits!

Running Start allows 11th and 12th grade students to take college courses. Students who meet eligibility requirements have the opportunity to earn both high school and college credits, without paying tuition. Learn more.

 Contact Us:

Learn more about Running Start. Call us today at 360.442.2442


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Running Start Eligibility

High School Students

  • You will be in the 11th or 12th grade by your first quarter of Running Start.
  • You have at least a 2.5 cumulative high school GPA.
  • You have a 3.0 GPA or better in all high school English/Literature classes,

OR

  • You score a 3 or 4 on the English portion of the Smarter Balanced assessment.

Home School or Private School Students

  • You must enroll through a local public high school and have a junior or senior standing. However, you do not need to attend classes in the public high school.
  • It is the responsibility of the public high school to establish your grade placement.
  • You must live in the State of Washington.

Contact Running Start

Drop in to see us on the second floor of the Student Center during regular business hours, or call or email our Running Start staff.

  Guadalupe Rodriguez, Educational Planner

  360.442.2444
  grodriguez@lowercolumbia.edu

 Kami Collette, Educational Planner

  360.442.2411
  kcollette@lowercolumbia.edu

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