Running Start

Welcome to EvCC Running Start

We are excited you're interested in Running Start! The following is provided to help you learn more about the program and application process. If you have any questions, feel free to connect with us for more information.

The Running Start program provides tuition free, college-level courses for high school juniors and seniors to take at one of our EvCC campuses or online. Running Start students, full or part-time, can apply credits earned toward both high school graduation and future college degrees at the same time. 

Each year, over 1300 students participate in the program from around Snohomish County. EvCC is proud of the high quality educational experience and comprehensive services we offer our Running Start students. Our goal is to support you throughout your educational adventure! 

Upcoming Running Start Information Sessions

Check with your local high school counselor for upcoming Running Start information sessions! Information sessions are also held at Everett Community College campuses.
- October 31 at 3:30pm at EvCC Main Campus (Jackson Conference Center Rm. 106)

Spanish Sessions/Sesión informativa en español
- October 26 at 3:35pm in EvCC Main Campus (Jackson Conference Center Rm. 106)
- October 30 at 3:30pm in East County Campus (Monroe) 

Ready to Apply? Apply today!

Eligibility for Running Start

Admitted/Current Running Start Students

Running Start Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) 

EvCC's ORCA program is two-year, full-time Running Start option. Students earn college credit and complete high school requirements at the same time, while actively engaging in hands-on learning. 

For more information, contact:
Contact us runningstart@everettcc.edu. Schedule an appointment with the Running Start office located in Parks Student Union 201 (Enrollment Services) on the main campus.