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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Mon - Fri: 8 am - 4:30 pm

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Running Start Information Nights!

Running Start Information Nights!

Come and learn about Olympic College's Running Start program eligibility requirements, the application process, the benefits and considerations in this hour long presentation. 

  • In-Person Information Session
    • November 16, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
    • December 7, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

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  • Virtual Information Session

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Winter 2024 Application Deadline  - December 15, 2023

Application deadline includes submission of the Running Start Enrollment Verification Form.

Enrolling as a Running Start student is a multi-step process.

  1. Apply to Olympic College and email required documents to the Running Start office.
  2. Once you've been accepted, complete all of the new student enrollment steps listed in your acceptance email. 

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Click a tile for more information and instructions based on where you are at in your educational journey. And do not hesitate to reach out if you need assistance at any point.

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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!