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Running Start

Welcome to CWU Running Start!

CWU welcomes eligible high school juniors and seniors to participate in the Running Start program at Ellensburg and Sammamish. Students enrolled in the Running Start program on campus are able to take college courses tuition-free during the fall, winter, and spring quarters. The credits earned from these courses are generally transferable to other colleges and universities, while also satisfying high school requirements. Students may enroll simultaneously in high school and college courses, or exclusively in college courses. Participating in the Running Start program allows Running Start students the opportunity to take a wide range of courses from CWU faculty and gain the experience of a traditional college student while also enjoying the support of their family, high school, and local community.

For more detailed information about our programs, please select from the menu bar on the left-hand side of this page or view our virtual Running Start Information Session. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us or schedule an online advising appointment

Please note that the CWU Running Start offices in Ellensburg and Sammamish are working remotely at this time. We are still here to serve you and have put together a number of resources to make sure you can access our staff and the help that you need, both on campus and off. You can view these on our Online Learning Resources page

Ellensburg Phone: 509-963-1947
Sammamish Phone: 425-392-2110

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