Running Start

The Running Start Program allows qualified high school juniors and seniors to enroll tuition-free in college courses as part of their high school programs of study.

Running Start is a state program for academically qualified juniors and senior high school students. You can enroll in courses to fulfill high school graduation requirements and earn college credit.

Why Running Start?

If you want the best in online and in-person learning and the best support, plus access to job training, college classes, student clubs, and so much more, consider Running Start. Did we mention Running Start students pay no tuition? You'll save thousands on transfer classes and job training programs, like nursing, welding, and diesel tech.

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Apply for Running Start

Learn how to apply for admission to the Running Start program at Centralia College.

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Running Start FAQs

You have questions? We have answers! Learn about who can see your grades, if you can play sports, and other important details about Running Start.

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Book Loans & Fee Waivers

Books can be expensive. We can help! Check if you are eligible for a book loan or fee waiver.

Alternative Program

Centralia College also offers dual credit courses at several local high schools. Those classes are offered through the College in the High School program, not Running Start. 

Contact Running Start 

Running Start
Advising/Counseling Center
TransAlta Commons, Second Floor