Running Start

Prospective Students


Currently Enrolling Students for Spring quarter 2017 and Fall quarter of 2017-18 academic year.
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Am I Eligible?

Criteria for Running Start

Junior or Senior high school students are eligible to participate in the Running Start program at Edmonds CC and take college classes.

Students must:

  • Be enrolled through a public high school in Washington state. Private and home school students must register with a public school, but not necessarily attend.
  • Be under the age of 21 at the beginning of the school year.

Placement Requirements

All students are welcome and able to participate in Running Start at Edmonds Community College.

In order to determine classes that will be a good match for you, you will need to determine your placement in English, and Math (if you plan to take a Math class or science class that has a Math pre-requisite).

See Step 2 Determine English/Math Placement for details on the "How Do I Enroll?" page.

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How Do I Enroll?

To enroll in the Running Start, view the Running Start Enrollment Page and complete the four steps.

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How Much Does Running Start Cost?

What Running Start Covers

Tuition for eligible college level classes. This amounts to a savings of over $500 per 5 credit (i.e. English, Math, History) class. Tuition is not covered for classes below 100 level.

Student Costs (2016-17)

A full-time (15 credits) student will expect to pay an estimated $200-$300* per quarter in Associated Student Fees and Class Fees.

Cost Amount
Associated Student Fees $9.86* per credit, per quarter
Class Fees Varies per class
Books Estimated at $150* per book per quarter
Transportation Orca Bus Pass: $35* first quarter, $26* each additional quarter.
Gas for driving (student parking permits are free*).


* All costs are subject to change without notice.

Fee Waiver (Financial Assistance)

Fee waiver is available for students experiencing financial hardship. Qualified students get most fees waived for college level courses and are eligible to receive a small amount of credit in the college bookstore to help pay for textbooks. Fee waiver is valid for one academic year only and juniors must re-apply their senior year.

For more information, visit the Fee Waiver page and complete the Fee Waiver Application.

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Information Sessions

Visit Edmonds CC and meet with Running Start staff members.

Have a question about Running Start?  Stop by the Running Start office at Edmonds Community College  to learn more about the program. Students and families are welcome.  The Running Start office is open year round.   Please check the office hours.

Meet with a representative from Edmonds CC at your high school*:

Check with your High School Counselor or the Career Center at your high school for a schedule of when a Edmonds Community College representative will be at your high school. Also, feel free to contact the Running Start office and we will be able to tell you when a representative will be at your high school to talk to you.