Running Start

Take classes at Renton Technical College, earn college credit for free, all while completing high school graduation requirements!

Eligibility for Running Start at Renton Technical College:

  • High School Junior or Senior
  • Enrolled in a Washington State public high school
  • Ready for college-level courses

Note: Home-school and students attending private schools may participate in Running Start. They must enroll in a public high school and be evaluated as a junior or senior.  It is not required to take classes at the public high school to participate in Running Start.

Running Start is flexible. Participate part-time (classes at high school AND RTC) or full-time (all classes at RTC). Take general education courses or begin a career training program!

Learn more at our Info Sessions!

All sessions are at 6 p.m. in Building C, Room 110 on the following dates: 

  • February 5
  • March 4
  • March 25*
  • April 1*
  • April 22*

*Due to the current social distancing procedures, the in-person Running Start information sessions are cancelled. We are working to create a recorded version of the information sessions and will post them to this website as soon as possible. Stay Tuned!

In the meantime, please email Chelsea Good at if you have questions.

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