Getting Started with Running Start

Step 1

All potential Running Start students are required to take a college assessment test (COMPASS). The test is offered at Renton Technical College. For more information about taking the COMPASS assessment test, click here. You should allow about two hours to complete the testing. To be eligible for Running Start students' COMPASS scores must place them at college level, which will be determined by the participating college. To qualify for college transfer courses, the student must qualify for English 101 and/or Math 110.

Step 2

Make an appointment with your high school counselor to review your COMPASS results and to discuss how Running Start could work with your educational career/plans. Students must have the Running Start Authorization to Register form filled out by their counselor, which specifies which classes they are permitted to take at the college.

Step 3

Make an appointment for an advising, registration and program visitation at Renton Technical College. All students wishing to enroll in a full-time technical program must have a tour of the program prior to enrolling. Students will need to call for an appointment:
(425) 235-5840.