The Running Start program is one of many dual enrollment options available at Lake
Washington Institute of Technology. Students classified as high school juniors and
seniors may apply. Eligible students may attend college full-time and/or take classes at the high school and the college. Students earn high school and college credit
simultaneously for college level courses. Tuition is covered through Running Start, therefore Running Start saves money. In addition, Running Start students get started
on college early, so they save time as they work towards their educational goals.
See the Assessment Center page (West Building, W207) for testing hours. Please bring valid ID. (Students must get a permission slip from the High School programs office in West Building, W210 first.) Immediately following the assessment, please bring the results to the High School Programs office, West Building, W210.
If qualified, we will give you the Running Start paperwork. Please contact us for an application.
Eligible students are admitted Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters. Please see the LWTech academic calendar for quarter start dates. Registration usually opens up around two months prior to the start of the quarter (except for Fall Quarter enrollment which opens in May). Students must be registered no later than one week prior to the start day of the quarter. Students are responsible for transportation, course fees, and some books.
Eligibility for Running Start at LWTech requires the approval of the student's high school and parents, qualify for English 101 based on the LWTech Self Guided Placement Assessment or one of the other options for English placement described under LWTech Placement Options. The evaluation of the above items, along with student goals, will determine eligibility for Running Start at LWTech.
In order to have your college tuition paid through Running Start funds, you first need to enroll in your local public high school. Since districts can have different enrollment processes, it is best to inquire at the district office about how to enroll your student for the purpose of accessing Running Start.
Once enrolled, you can complete the process for taking college classes through the Running Start program. Also, while your private school staff can advise you about which college courses meet graduation requirements, the public school counselor or other designated staff must sign off on your Running Start Enrollment Verification Form each term.
For further information, call (425) 739-8336 or send us an email.
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Mon-Fri, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sat, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.