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.

PDF: Learn more about Running Start at RTC.

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!

Virtual Running Start Information Sessions Available via Zoom:

Date/Time (click to join) Meeting ID Phone
April 27 at 5 p.m. 842 1175 8398 (253) 215-8782
May 12 at 5 p.m. 828 6868 1544 (253) 215-8782
May 25 at 5 p.m. 816 2574 8138 (253) 215-8782
June 2 at 5 p.m. 815 7130 3219 (253) 215-8782

If you have any questions about the virtual information sessions, please contact Chelsea Good at or by phone at (425) 235-2352 ext. 5714.

Start your application today!

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

Running Start Enrollment Verification Form


Chelsea Good smiling

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