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Running Start

If you're an academically motivated high school junior or senior, you may be able to take college courses for free, earning credit for both high school and college!

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Get a Running Start on your College Education

Running Start is a collaborative, state supported program offered by SVC and area public high schools. The program allows qualified juniors and seniors to enroll in college courses for high school and college credit.

As a Running Start student, the classes you take help meet your high school graduation requirements and can count toward a college or university degree! You can get a head start on your college education, decrease the amount of time you spend in school, make a smoother transition to college,  and reduce educational costs for yourself and your family.

Steps to Apply for Running Start


Running Start Info Nights

Interested in enrolling in Running Start but not sure how to get started? Want to learn more before enrolling? Then come to one of the upcoming Information Nights.

SVC – Mount Vernon Campus

Sessions are not scheduled at this time.  Check back for sessions starting in January 2017.


Info Nights at Local High Schools

Sessions are not scheduled at this time.  Check back for sessions starting in January 2017.


Requestion Information

For more information, contact:

Rose Brierley – Mount Vernon Campus
Faculty Counselor
360.416.7632
Rose.Brierley@skagit.edu
Lewis Hall L-113M

Erin Shiflett – Whidbey Island Campus
Educational Planner
360.679.5326
Erin.Shiflett@skagit.edu
Old Main B-101

Get information on Running Start at Skagit Valley College.