Tap into Your Potential! Earn College Credit While in High School.
You'll thank yourself later.
College costs a lot less when you start early. Choose one of these programs — or any combination of them — to achieve your goals and increase your earning potential.
College in the High School: earn college credit at your school
Take academic transfer classes offered at your high school for college credit. Ask your high school counselor to find out which classes are available at your school.
Reduced tuition (less than half price). Students pay an application fee.
Running Start: start college early, tuition-free
Get started on the classes you'll need for a bachelor's degree or a professional/technical degree or certificate on the college campus – or online. We'll help you learn about resources to help you succeed as a college student. What do you need to do? Take advantage of these resources, and be ready for college-level classes.
Tuition waived. Students pay an application fee and quarterly fees, buy textbooks, and pay for transportation.
Tech Prep: cut college costs and prepare for today's jobs
Earn college credit in your high school career and technical training classes. Start your college certificate or degree now. Credit is available in courses such as health care, business, computers, culinary arts, horticulture, engineering technology, and visual communications.
Tuition waived and no fees.
Find out which option is for you.
See the program comparison.
“Running Start was a great opportunity for me to finish high school and my AA at the same time.”
– Selma Tanjo
Running Start, Associate of Arts