Who Qualifies for Running Start

  • High School Juniors and Seniors under the age of 21.
  • Students who pass the College Placement Test at college level in two areas including Reading ex: Reading and Sentence skills or Reading and Math. Smarter Balanced scores at level 3 or 4 in ELA (or ELA and math) may be used for college placement. Please talk to the Running Start Coordinator to discuss this option.
  • Home schooled students must enroll at a high school to participate in Running Start, they do not have to attend, but may if they want a diploma from the high school.
  • Students who start mid-year are eligible for the remaining quarters only.
  • Students who have a GED are still eligible.