Getting Started with Running Start

Follow the steps below and email the completed application packet to

  1. Apply to Renton Technical College online.
  2. Take the English Directed Self-Placement (must have RTC student ID number) and attach scores to the application packet. The English assessment is online and free. If taking college-level math, chemistry, or if your technical program requires it, attach math placement (see page 2 of the application packet for more info).
  3. Meet with your high school counselor:
    • Complete the Enrollment Verification Form--must be signed by high school counselor, guardian/parent and you!
    • Attach a copy of your high school transcript to the application.
  4. Complete Running Start Agreement & Top Portion of the Registration Form--agreement must be signed by you and parent/guardian!
  5. Fill in your information on the bottom half of the application form.
  6. OPTIONAL: Free/Reduced Lunch Letter. Attach a copy of letter from School District Nutritional Services, if family qualifies for free/reduced lunch.
  7. OPTIONAL: Complete the Release of Information form.
  8. Email completed packet to

Start your application today!

Fill-out the Running Start application packet to get started or contact us, should you have questions.


Chelsea Good smiling

Chelsea Good
Running Start Counselor
(425) 235-2352 ext. 5714
Building I - Room 226