NEW Summer Running Start Option >

Take classes at Renton Technical College, earn college credit for free, all while completing high school graduation requirements!

Eligibility for Running Start at Renton Technical College:

  • High School Junior or Senior
  • Enrolled in a Washington State public high school
  • Ready for college-level courses

Note: Home-school and students attending private schools may participate in Running Start. They must enroll in a public high school and be evaluated as a junior or senior.  It is not required to take classes at the public high school to participate in Running Start.

Attend an optional virtual Running Start info session!

PDF: Learn more about Running Start at RTC.

Running Start is flexible. Participate part-time (classes at high school AND RTC) or full-time (all classes at RTC). Take general education courses or begin a career training program!

Start your application today!

Apply for Running Start.

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