Washington State University Tri-Cities is proud to offer the Running Start program for qualifying high school juniors and seniors. The Running Start program allows students to attend classes on the WSU Tri Cities campus and receive both high school and college credit simultaneously.
Students can take up to 15 credits per semester, tuition free. Students may attend WSU Tri-Cities full-time or combine their classes between the high school and WSU Tri-Cities.
Assistant Vice Chancellor
for Academic Affairs
As the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, it is my pleasure to oversee the Running Start program on campus. This avenue for dual credit provides students with the opportunity to earn affordable college credit while earning their high school diploma. Students in the region have access to rigorous course work with highly talented faculty who are invested in their success.
As a Running Start student at WSU Tri-Cities, you will engage in an authentic college experience that puts you on the path to a successful academic career. I invite you to visit campus, meet our helpful staff, and explore the possibility of getting a head-start on your college education.
WSU Tri-Cities Running Start Information Nights are a great way to familiarize yourself with the program and to ask questions.
|RUNNING START INFORMATION NIGHTS FOR 2018-19|
|1/18/2018||Thursday||Mid Columbia Partnership||6:00 PM|
|1/31/2018||Wednesday||Southridge HS||6:00 PM|
|2/8/2018||Thursday||Kamiakin HS||6:00 PM|
|2/13/2018||Tuesday||Kennewick HS||6:30 PM|
|2/15/2018||Thursday||Pasco HS||6:00 PM|
|2/20/2018||Tuesday||Richland HS||6:00 PM|
|2/21/2018||Wednesday||Columbia HS||6:00 PM|
|2/22/2018||Thursday||Chiawana HS||6:00 PM|
|2/28/2018||Wednesday||Hanford HS||6:00 PM|
|3/1/2018||Thursday||Three Rivers Link||5:00 PM|
|3/5/2018||Monday||Othello HS||6:00 PM|
|3/13/2018||Tuesday||Prosser HS||11:05 AM|
|3/19/2018||Monday||Connell HS||5:30 PM|
|3/20/2018||Tuesday||Benton City HS||9:00 AM|
1) Students who have a 3.50 or higher cumulative, unweighted high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale) are admissable after submitting their high school transcript.
2) Students who have a 3.30 to 3.49 cumulative, unweighted high school GPA are reviewed for admission by a WSU faculty committee. Additional information is requested to assist the committee in making their determination, including:
3) Homeschool students are reviewed for admission by a WSU faculty committee on an individual basis. Additional information is requested to assist the committee in making their determination, including:
4) Students whose cumulative high school GPA is below 3.30 at the time of application are not eligible for consideration but are encouraged to improve their GPAs and apply the following academic year.
Students will be contacted by US mail and email upon acceptance to WSU TC Running Start
Buy or Rent your Textbooks WSU TC Bookie https://tricities.wsu.edu/bookie/
Pay Course Fees Course fees, if applicable, are due by the end of the first week of classes https://tricities.wsu.edu/studentaccounts/
Note: All forms must be submitted before admission status can be determined. Completed documents can be submitted within the online application or in-person to the Running Start Office (CIC 201D)
All Running Start students are required to meet with an advisor in order to set up their course schedule each semester.
Students will work closely with their WSU advisor and with their high school counselor to ensure they are on track for high school graduation and a successful academic year.
Join us for an in-depth look at Running Start!
– Running Start 411
– Faculty Presentation
– Student Presentation
March 29, 2018 @ 6 pm
2710 Crimson Way, East Auditorium