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You are eligible to become a Running Start student if…

  • You are registered in a Washington public school district. Private and home school students must register in a Washington State public school. Running Start students are not required to attend the public school.
  • You are in 11th or 12th grade at the beginning of the school year.

Step 1

Apply to SCC (select Spokane Community College (SCC), attend main campus and select Running Start as your admit type)

Step 2

Submit a copy of your high school transcript to

Step 3

Following the review of transcript, you will receive additional information about your eligibility from the college, including orientation, advising and campus tour. The SCC Running Start Center communicates through email provided on the submitted application.

On-Boarding Process

Step 1

Submit a Running Start Enrollment Verification Form (EVF) from your high school counselor (every quarter you attend as a Running Start student). This will determine how many tuition-free college credits you are allowed. You must pay tuition for credits above the allowable amount and for classes below the 100 level.
Your high school counselor will advise you of the classes you need, to meet your high school graduation requirements. For students not seeking a high school diploma, have your counselor indicate this option on the EVF.

Step 2

Attend your mandatory college event

  • SCC Running Start students must attend a New Student Orientation (NSO). During the NSO, you will learn Running Start details, campus expectations, meet with a counselor and enroll into classes.
  • SCC Running Start student must attend a Campus Tour coordinated through the Running Start Center.

Step 3

Your payment portion
Running Start students pay for mandatory fees, books and supplies. Most mandatory fees are waived for low-income Running Start students, who can provide a reduced lunch eligibility document/letter anytime within the last five years.

Additional Information

If you need to drop a class or withdraw from college, it is your responsibility to begin the drop/withdrawal process by contacting the Running Start Center.

Your SCC grades are the same grades for college and high school. Grades are sent to your high school after the end of the quarter. Students can find their college grades on their ctcLink student center.

Important Dates

Enrollment Verification Form (EVF) Deadlines for Current Running Start students

Fall - due by May 1
Winter - due by November 1
Spring - due by February 1

Mandatory Campus Tour Week (for Incoming Running Start Students Only)

Last full week of August

Running Start Application Deadlines

For priority enrollment to Fall Quarter the deadline is May 1
For all others, application deadlines are based on traditional student deadlines.

SCC Campus Information Open House

March 5, 2020
Location: Lair Student Center, Building 6, Sasquatch Room
Doors open 6:00 pm, event starts at 6:30 pm and ends at 7:30 pm.
Light refreshments will be available