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Update on the 2016-17 RSEVF
We have received confirmation that the change to the high school FTE will not occur for the 2016-17 school year but has been delayed until the 2017-18 school year. Accordingly, the existing Running Start Enrollment Verification form (RSEVF) can be used to plan a student’s Fall 2016 Running Start schedule.

Running Start is intended to provide students a program option consisting of attendance at certain institutions of higher education and the simultaneous earning of high school and college/university credit. Running Start was initiated by the Legislature as a component of the 1990 parent and student Learning by Choice Law.

Students in grades 11 and 12 are allowed to take college courses at Washington’s community and technical colleges, and at Central Washington University, Eastern Washington University, Washington State University, and Northwest Indian College.

Running Start Students and their families do not pay tuition, but they do pay college fees and buy their own books, as well as provide their own transportation. Students receive both high school and college credit for these classes and therefore accelerate their progress through the education system. The exercise of that right is subject only to minimal eligibility and procedural requirements, which are spelled out, in state administrative rules. See RCW 28A.600.300 for more information.

Running Start Frequently Asked Questions (Updated November 2015)

Learning by Choice - An Act Relating to Student Enrollment Options in Washington State - brochure (PDF)

2015-16 Running start Reimbursement Rates

Changes to Running Start

Associate Degrees, Running Start, and the Issuance of High School Diplomas (PDF)


Contact Running Start

Dixie Grunenfelder
(360) 725-0415

   Updated 3/31/2016

Old Capitol Building, PO Box 47200, 600 Washington St. S.E., Olympia, WA  98504-7200  360-725-6000  TTY 360-664-3631
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