The Running Start program is an opportunity for juniors and seniors to take college courses while still in high school.  If you are interested in participating in Running Start next year, please view the video below, attend an informational session at  Bellevue College, Renton Tech, or Lake Washington Tech, and follow the enrollment steps outlined on this page.



     Access the slidedeck and links HERE.


    PLEASE NOTE: Counselors will begin meeting with students/families to complete the Enrollment Verification Form beginning 10/24/22. See step 5 below for more information. 


    STEP 1: Complete the college's Running Start application on their website. 
      Bellevue College application can be found HERE.
      For all questions about your BC application, please contact runningstartnewstudent@bellevuecollege.edu
      *** on the Bellevue College, Start A New Application Page, under I will be enrolling as - Choose FIRST YEAR not RUNNING START ***
    STEP 2:

    Check your email for instructions from BC and complete all outlined enrollment steps, including placement, by designated deadlines.

      NOTE: Make sure to check your junk mail!
    STEP 3: After you have a BC email and student ID # (upon application completion) Request English and Math Placement.

    Visit BC's website and follow the instructions for placement. https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/testing/placement/

    * English 101 Placement: use your high school transcript if your cumulative grade point average is at least a 3.0. Students below 3.0 gpa must take the Accuplacer test. 

    * Math 107 Placement: B or better in Algebra 2. 

    Note: transcripts are requested through Parchement online. Instructions for Parchement are located on the Counseling Website under "Transcript Requests."



    STEP 4: Get an idea of the classes you wish to take using the following:
      Course Equivalency Guides
      College's course catalog,  (check college's website for availability) 
    STEP 5: Review the MSHS Running Start Participation Agreement Video and read & sign the MSHS Running Start Agreement
      NOTE:  Review the Running Start Program Eligibility Requirements & Scope to confirm that you meet the criteria to participate in the program.
     STEP 6:

    Complete the EVF form with our designated Running Start Counselor, Stacey Zachau!  Reach out to the counseling center after to set up your meeting!


    You will to prepare the following documents for your meeting. 

           1.  MSHS Running Start Agreement - initialed and signed by student & parent
           2.  Running Start Enrollment Verification Form - top portion completed
           3.  Proof of English & Math placement (i.e. email from Bellevue College confirming placement in English 101 and Math 098)
           4. A list or idea about courses you would like to take during Fall Quarter

    Once your EVF is completed you need to submit it here Bellevue College EVF Submission Portal