How it Works

The credits you earn at Renton Technical College can, with careful planning, apply to your high school graduation and college degree or certificate. Your college tuition is covered through Running Start. The maximum credit eligible through Running Start is based on your combined high school and college enrollment. See the Running Start Enrollment Verification Form for credit eligibility. Students are responsible for transportation, books, supplies and applicable fees.

Running Start is available fall, winter and spring quarters. If you want to attend summer quarter, you need meet with the Running Start Counselor. Classes taken at the College are limited to "College level courses" (Numbered 100 or above). Renton follows federal guidelines under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) which means that only students have access to their college grades and records. Releases of Information forms are available in the Running Start packet in student services. Five college credits are equivalent to one high school credit. The grades and credits earned through Running Start at Renton Technical College are part of your permanent college and high school transcripts.

Your high school calendar and breaks will not always match with Renton's academic calendar.