OC Running Start


The Running Start program is an opportunity for qualified high school juniors and seniors to take college-level classes tuition-free. Running Start is part of the Washington State Choice Legislation created in 1990 to expand educational options for public high school students.



  • Tuition is covered up to 15 credits per quarter as long as the combined course load between the college and high school stays below 1.2 FTE.
  • Enroll in a combination of classes at Olympic College and the high school or take classes only at the college.
  • Students with combined high school and college schedules that exceed 1.2 FTE during any college quarter must pay college tuition on the additional credits.


HumanitiesĀ & Student Services Building, Room 208

360-475-7646 or

1-800-259-6718 ext. 7646

FAX: 360-475-7643


Monday – Thursday,

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Erin Runestrand, Director
Bonnie Ollos, Coordinator & Advisor
Heather Ashley, Program Assistant