Running Start

Nathan Hale Running Start Information

SPS Running Start - Update July 2011  /  Running Start Information Session March 2016

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
(206) 934 3682
NSCC Running Start Application

Shoreline Community College
Maria Tungol
(206) 546 4559 or (206) 546 6906

Seattle Central College
(206) 934 3820

Cascadia College
(425) 352 8146

Bellevue College
(425) 564 2026
(425) 564 3150
(425) 564 4154

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