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Running Start

Running Start Info Meeting - 02/13/2024

Mark your calendar!  Information Session for those interested in Running Start will be on February 13, 2024 during an Extended PASS in the Theater.


The Running Start Program in Washington State provides the opportunity for eligible high school juniors and seniors to attend college-level classes, tuition free. Students will be responsible for purchasing books and supplies, assessment and technology fees, and transportation. Upon successful completion of college level courses taken through Running Start, students will earn college credit which will also apply toward high school graduation. If you are interested in the Running Start program:

It is advisable to make an appointment with a counselor at the community college once a student has been accepted to help create the college portion of the educational plan. High school counselors assist in helping students to understand the college equivalents needed in order to complete a high school diploma, but they do not assist students in choosing courses that transfer to colleges and universities or those that will complete an Associate's degree.

START HERE - Watch the Slide presentation and read the FAQ to learn about running start.

MTHS Running Start Slide Presentation

Running Start Frequently Asked Questions

Information Specific to Edmonds College:

Link to EDC Running Start website and all info for students

Follow these 4 steps:


If you are currently a Running Start student (meaning you are enrolled in Running Start classes right now), here are some reminders:

  • You will need a Running Start Enrollment Verification Form signed by your counselor prior to the start of every quarter.  If you do not complete the form and submit it to your college, you will be charged for full tuition.  Below are the dates you should be working with your counselor on completing the form.  
    • Fall Quarter - Early June
    • Winter Quarter - November
    • Spring Quarter - February
    • Summer Quarter - May

  • Course Equivalency - It is extremely important that you familiarize yourself with this form.  This is a list of classes that you can take at Edmonds College that count for specific courses at Mountlake Terrace High School.  
    Frequently Enrolled Classes:
    • ENGL& 101 (Junior or Senior Year English)
    • HIST& 146 or 147 or 148 (US History - Junior Year Social Studies)
    • POLS& 202 (Civics - Senior Year Social Studies)
    • MGMT 180 (Personal Finance - Senior Year Required Course)
    • MATH& 141 (Math)

Summer Running Start - Edmonds College

Questions regarding Summer Running Start must be directed to your college.