Running Start

Attend College While Still in High School

Running Start

Attend College While Still in High School

Running Start

Attend College While Still in High School

Get a Running Start on Your College Education

If you’re an academically motivated high school junior or senior, Running Start may be the perfect option for you! The Running Start program at SVC offers you the opportunity to take college level courses to earn credits for both your high school diploma and college degree—without paying tuition!

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.

Find out how you can apply for Running Start:

Running Start Information Sessions

Info Sessions at Mount Vernon Campus

Winter Quarter

RSVP is desired but not required.

Dec 5, 2018, 6 – 8pm, Lewis Hall, L227
(Session in Spanish/ Sesión en Español)

Dec 10, 2018, 6 – 8pm, Lewis Hall, L204

Jan 10, 2019, 6 – 8pm, Lewis Hall, L204

Feb 7, 2019, 6 – 8pm, Lewis Hall, L204

Mar 14, 2019, 6 – 8pm, Lewis Hall, L204
(Session in Spanish/ Sesión en Español)

Apr 11, 2019, 6 – 8pm, Lewis Hall, L204

Info Sessions at Local High Schools

Winter Quarter
  • Arlington High School: January 15 – 6 pm
  • Stanwood High School: January 31 – 6:30 pm
  • Anacortes High School: February 20 – 6 pm
  • Mount Vernon High School: February 27 – 6 pm
  • Sedro-Woolley High School: February 28 – 5:30 pm

Meetings at Local High Schools

Spring Quarter

  • La Conner High School
    April 11, 2018 – 6:30 pm
  • Coupeville High School
    April 13, 2018 – 8:00 am
  • Oak Harbor High School
    April 17, 2018 – 1st and 2nd lunches at high school
  • Mount Vernon High School
    April 19, 2018 – 6:00 pm

Meetings at SVC

Spring Quarter

Mount Vernon Campus

  • Wednesday, April 25th
    6:00 pm, Lewis Hall #311
  • Monday, May 21st
    6:00 pm, Lewis Hall #311
  • Wednesday, June 6th
    6:00 pm, Lewis Hall #311

Whidbey Island Campus

  • Tuesday, March 27th
    6:00–7:30 pm, Hayes Hall
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