Running Start

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.

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!

Getting started with Running Start.

Zoom Information Sessions

All sessions start at 5 p.m.

Thursday, May 26
Meeting ID: 893 8996 1510
Password: 860874

Tuesday, June 7
Meeting ID: 849 7855 7599
Password: 698824


Chelsea Good smiling

Chelsea Good
Running Start Counselor
(425) 235-2352 ext. 5714
Building I - Room 226