Who's eligible for Running Start?
  1. Students who are registered in a Washington public school district. Private and home school students must register, but not necessarily attend, at the public school in the district where you live.
     
  2. They are in 11th or 12th grade by the first quarter of Running Start.
     
  3. They meet eligibility by one of the following:
  • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.0
  • ACT score of 19 or above (average of English and reading scores)
  • SAT score of 530 or above (average of English and reading scores)
  • Smarter Balance score of 3 or 4
(Submit a transcript and/or scores to the SCC/SFCC Testing Center. There is a processing fee.)
  • A writing test will be given for those who do not meet eligibility by one of the above options.
(Schedule a placement test with the SCC/SFCC Testing Center. There is a processing fee.)