The Running Start program at EWU offers the opportunity for students to earn tuition-free college credit while they complete their high school education. Juniors and seniors can attend on the EWU campus or online, enrolling for either a full- or part-time schedule.
With Running Start at EWU, you can:
- earn up to 15 tuition-free credits per quarter, and up to two years of free college credit if attending full-time.
- start working on your bachelor's degree while completing your high school diploma.
- access dedicated academic advisors who will provide one-on-one quarterly advising.
- receive book loans for qualifying students.
“Running Start has been a great experience in advancing my academics and obtaining two years of my Bachelor’s in biology/pre-med. I’ve met incredible professors and students along the way and gained many skills that I will take with me as I continue my career.” –Fatima, Ferris High School
“Running Start is giving me the opportunity to get ahead faster in my education. I’m continuously developing new and useful skills that will help me advance on my career path. It’s truly one of the best decisions I’ve made regarding my academic career.” –Mahdieh, Rogers High School
“Thank you for everything you do to make the transition to Running Start so easy for both students and parents. My daughter, a junior at Ferris HS, absolutely loves it out at EWU, and we feel that this has been the best thing for her. I admit I was a little nervous but am very grateful we did this. Seeing her doing so well fills my heart with happiness!” –Jennifer, Parent, Ferris High School