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Running Start

Welcome to CWU Running Start!

Running Start and Cornerstone (College in the High School)  allows high school sophomores*, juniors, and seniors an opportunity to earn college credit and fulfill high school graduation requirements at the same time. We have three programs: on-campus, in the high school, and online. Students are able to appreciate the academic challenges of college course work and find that the experience helps to clarify educational goals. The Running Start experience can also make the transition from high school to college easier. Classes taken through Central Washington University will transfer to any four-year public university in Washington State, as well as most in-state private universities and other universities across the country.

*Only applicable for those participating in the CWU Cornerstone model. 
 

The Washington 45

The Washington 45 is a list of college courses guaranteed to transfer for credit to other schools in Washington State.

Washington 45 Program Description