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    Nathan Hale Running Start Information

    Are You Eligible? You must be...

    • Enrolled at a Washington State Public School,
    • A high school Junior or Senior and
    • Place into college level English or Math on the placement test.

    Student Steps for Application to Running Start

    1. Visit the website for the community college you plan on attending (see below). Look at their requirements for Running Start and application process.

    2. Attend an information session on Running Start through the Hale Counseling Office and the college you plan on attending.

    3. Apply to Running Start through the college online application. Shortly after you will receive a student ID number, you will need this number if you are taking the COMPASS test.

    4. Provide proof of placement into college-level English or Math course using one of the following: COMPASS test, 11th grade SBAC scores, SAT/ACT scores.

    5. Meet with your high school counselor with your parent/guardian. You will need compass test results and an enrollment verification form.

    Additional Important Information

    • The Hale schedule takes priority over Running Start schedules.
    • Students are responsible for their own transportation and withdrawal/drop from
      Running Start.
    • Students need to meet with counselors every quarter to make sure they are
      meeting Hale requirements.
    • If you earn college grades below 2.0 you will be put on Academic Probation and
      given one additional quarter to improve your grade before you lose your standing.

    Running Start Information Contacts:

    North Seattle College
    NSCCRStart@seattlecolleges.edu
    206-934-3682
    NSCC Running Start Application

    Shoreline Community College
    Maria Tungol
    mtungol@shoreline.edu
    206-546-4559 or 206-546-6906

    Seattle Central College
    runningstart.central@seattlecolleges.edu
    206-934-3820

    Cascadia College
    runningstart@cascadia.edu
    425-352-8146

    Bellevue College
    jane.barry@bellevuecollege.edu
    425-564-2026
    esther.boguslavasky@bellevuecollege.edu
    425-564-3150
    Linda.kepler@bellevuecollege.edu
    425-564-4154​