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.
We partner with all Mid-Columbia high schools, along with surrounding school districts, including Prosser, Connell, Columbia, Kahlotus, Finley, Kiona-Benton, Omak and Grandview.
There are many benefits to students participating in the Running Start program at WSU Tri-Cities, including developing skills that support academic achievement, the ability to pursue degree interests and taking up to 15 college credits per semester – tuition free. Running Start students may attend WSU Tri-Cities full-time or combine their classes between the high school and WSU Tri-Cities.