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Running Start

Important Running Start Info

WVC campuses are closed. The Running Start staff is working remotely. We are still available by email at

Interested in Running Start for the 2020-2021 School year?
  1. Watch the Information Session. Click here to watch the session.
  2. Click here to see how to qualify.
  3. Send qualifying documentation to the Running Start office. Wenatchee Campus send documentation to: Omak Campus send documentation to

ATTENTION: New qualifying method has been posted 3/26/2020 9:49AM. The Accuplacer is not being offered at WVC at this time. Click here to see how to qualify for Running Start. For questions contact the Running Start office:

Last day to apply for Running Start for Fall quarter 2020 is September 9, 2020.

Is Running Start Right For You?

Are you an 11th or 12th grade high school student who wants to:

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Pay No Tuition

Running Start students and their families do not pay tuition. They are responsible for mandatory fees, books and transportation. 

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Earn Your Two-Year Degree

Earn your two-year degree and high school diploma at the same time.

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4-Year Ready

Students receive both high school and college credit for these classes, which accelerates their progress through the education system.


We are located in the Van Tassell Center in room 5004J, which is next to the bookstore.


Our office is open for walk-ins Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm and Friday by appointment only.