​​Running Start

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Washington State

Dual Enrollment Program

The Running Start Program is a partnership between YVC  and Washington State public high schools. The program offers eligible high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to enroll in regular college classes on our campus and to receive both high school and college credit for those classes. To be eligible for Running Start, students must have at least a 2.0 high school GPA and place into English 101 and Math 085. Students may choose to attend YVC part-time or full-time. Running Start students do not pay college tuition for 15 or fewer college level credits each quarter - tuition costs are dependent on the number of high school classes the student is taking. However, all other costs must be paid by the student, including lab fees, mandatory college and student voted fees, transportation and necessary books/supplies. Tuition costs are located on the Registration site.

Program Benefits

  • Experience a college environment while in high school, easing the transition to college life

  • Earn up to two years of tuition-free college credit, getting a head start on college

  • Take courses that may not be offered at high school

  • Select from a diverse offering of classes

  • Experience college clubs and activities

  • Try a different educational setting, an advantage for those who find that the traditional high school does not fit their needs

Application Deadlines​ ​ ​
Quarter Start 
Priority Application Deadline
FINAL Application Deadline​
Class Schedule Available Online
Classes Begin
Fall 2017
May 15
​August 16
Sept. 18
Winter 2018
November 1
November 21
October 23​
January 2, 2018
Spring 2018​
February 1
February 20
February 5
March 29, 2018

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