Students are often referred to Shoreline by their high school counselors.  You are eligible for Running Start if you meet the following criteria:

  • You will be in the 11th or 12th grade by your first quarter of Running Start. Grade status is determined by the high school.  
  • You are currently enrolled in a public high school. Private school students must register in a public high school to be eligible for Running Start. Homeschool students must enroll with a homeschool resource center or the public school district in which they reside.  
  • You place into college-level English through the ACCUPLACER or Smarter Balanced assessment tests. 
  • There is no minimum placement for Math to be eligible for Running Start. However, if you place below college level Math and choose to take Math at Shoreline Community College, you are responsible to pay for tuition for that course.
  • You meet program application dates.