Running Start

Running Start provides students with the option of attending college in 11th and 12th grade, simultaneously earning high school and college/university credit.

Most Sequim Running Start students attend Peninsula College.

Running Start students and their families do not pay tuition, but they do pay college fees and buy their own books, as well as provide their own transportation. Qualification for Free/Reduced lunches may provide a waiver of college fees.

By earning both high school and college credit, students accelerate their progress through the education system. Students taking a full Running Start course load for two years may earn an associate degree by the end of their senior year of high school.

In order to participate in Running Start, you must:

- Be enrolled in public high school and have junior or senior standing in that school
- Apply in March prior to the fall quarter you plan to attend
- Enroll in courses that are approved by your high school counselor to meet graduation requirements
- Complete the college coursework and pass the class
- Maintain full-time high school enrollment so that your graduation status is not jeopardized
- Be responsible for knowing the registration date(s) and deadline(s) for district and college registration
- Be responsible for transportation, lab fees, and books
- Take a placement test administered by the college

Learn more about Running Start or contact your high school counselor.