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Running Start

New Students

Running Start is available to local high school students at the main campus in Ellensburg and at CWU Sammamish. Explore the links below to learn more about Running Start, if it's right for you, and how to apply.

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

Learn more about our programs by viewing our virtual information session.
Meet with one of our advisors in an online advising session or contact them via email.

Ellensburg and online students can email
Sammamish area students can email

Application & Testing Information

Homeschool Students

Benefits & Challenges

Online Students

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