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Running Start

IMPORTANT: 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?

Step 1) Watch the Information Session. Click here to watch the session.

Step 2) 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.

Running Start is a program that allows incoming 11th and 12th grade students to take college courses at Washington's 34 community and technical colleges. Students earn both high school and college credits for these courses.

Running Start students and their families do not pay tuition. They are responsible for mandatory fees, books and transportation. Students receive both high school and college credit for these classes, which accelerates their progress through the education system.



Please visit us in the Van Tassell CenterVan Tassell Center image

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.