Any Washington State high school junior or senior can enroll in Running Start, provided that they are already registered or register with a Washington public school district. The only other qualifications for enrollment are college-level Reading and Writing Compass scores. A college-level math Compass score is also required to take math related courses.
Junior or senior status by the fall of the school year they begin Running Start.
College-level math Compass score if they take a math or math related course.
The student ultimately makes the decision as to whether they are ready for college-level coursework on a full time or part time basis. The college, the student's high school, and parents cannot make the student's choice of whether to take advantage of Running Start for them. However, students are encouraged to take their guidance under consideration. For more to consider see What to Consider First.
Home School and Private School Students
Home school and private school students must register with a public school district to take advantage of Running Start.
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