Running Start

RS front page imageRunning Start is a partnership between Everett Community College and public high schools. The program provides academically qualified Juniors and Seniors the chance to take college-level courses, tuition free, at any EvCC campus site. Participants may enroll as either full or part-time students. Running Start students can apply credits toward both high school graduation and future college degrees at the same time.

In 1990 EvCC was one of the first colleges in Washington to host the Running Start program. As the program has grown, over 800 students per year now participate in the program. EvCC is proud of the high quality educational experience and comprehensive services we offer high school participants. Our goal is to support the success of high school students who wish to accelerate their educational achievement.

Running Start Information Session

High School sophomores and juniors who are interested in the Running Start program should first attend an Information Session.  You can view a 23- minute Running Start Information Session by clicking on this link (please note, the video will not work with Google Chrome): Watch the Running Start Information Session


Application Process

Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA)

ORCA is a unique opportunity using the framework of Running Start and the resources of Everett Community College.

Current Running Start Student Information and Policies 

This link contains useful information, forms, tips for success and policies created to help students achieve academic success.  We hope you find this information helpful.

Running Start Frequently Asked Questions

For more information, contact:

  • Amy Hammons, Coordinator of High School Relations
    Phone: 425-388-9073
  • Tove Price, Program Coordinator
    Phone: 425-388-9008