What is Running Start?

Running Start allows eligible high school juniors and seniors to take tuition-free college-level classes at SCC, SFCC or an IEL education center. These students can earn college credit AND high school credit simultaneously. Running Start students can attend college full or part time.
Running Start gives students who possess good study skills, self-discipline and motivation a wonderful opportunity to seek greater academic challenges through a wide variety of classes at SCC, SFCC or one of our off-campus education centers in Colville, Inchelium, Ione, Newport, Pullman or Republic.
It also provides a great alternative to students who find that the traditional high school experience is not meeting their needs. After two years in Running Start, your students can graduate with both their high school diploma AND their associate of arts degree!

Note: As of 2012, Running Start students who take more than 15 credits will be charged tuition for those extra credits. In most cases, students who take 15 credits or less can still attend Running Start tuition-free.

Educators Running Start Resources