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, so 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.
Students are responsible for transportation, course fees and some books. 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 enrollment which opens in May). Students must be registered no later than one week prior to the start day of the quarter.
Eligibility for Running Start at LWTech requires the approval of the student's high
school and parents, placement into English 101 based on assessment of Smarter Balanced
scores and completion of a Math assessment. The evaluation of the above items, along
with student goals, will determine eligibility for Running Start at LWTech.
See the Assessment Center for a testing calendar. Assessment is generally offered each Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in West Building, W207. 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.
For further information, call (425) 739-8107 or send us an email.