About Running Start

About Running Start

Running Start allows high school juniors and seniors to earn college credits and satisfy high school requirements, while taking tuition-free classes at Olympic College. Many of our students graduate with both a high school diploma and an Olympic College associate degree. 

To learn more, fill out a short form and a Running Start staff member will follow up with you right away. 

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Applying to Running Start is a two-step process. First apply to Olympic College, then apply to Running Start and complete the admissions steps. Visit our Apply to Running Start webpage for more info and instructions.

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Why Choose Running Start?

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Why Choose Running Start?

Running Start is a fantastic option for motivated students who are looking to gain experience while earning high school and college credit tuition free! Find out how Running Start can help you achieve your goals!