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How Can We Help You?

I want to earn college credit while in high school

Looking to earn college credit while in high school?

Tacoma Community College offers programs to help you get there: Running Start and Fresh Start.

How TCC can give you a Running Start 

If you are a high school junior or senior and are looking for the next challenge (and a less expensive way to earn college credit), check out Tacoma Community College’s Running Start program.

  • High school juniors or seniors can attend college at TCC while in high school to earn college credit.
  • Juniors or seniors have the potential to earn their two-year associate’s degree plus their high school diploma simultaneously.
  • Tuition for college-level classes is covered by the program. Students are responsible for books, fees, transportation and classes below 100-level.
  • Most courses transfer to Washington’s community colleges and public universities.
  • Tuition for college-level classes is about 45 percent less than the average cost of a TCC course and further reductions are available to students who receive Free and Reduced Price Lunch Benefits.

Is Running Start right for you? Ask us!

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Earn your high school diploma and accumulate college credit

TCC's Fresh Start is designed for students who are:

  • Ages 16 to 21 
  • Who have NOT received their high school diploma and are credit deficient
  • Still eligible if they have earned their GED

Is  Fresh Start right for you? Ask us!  

Contact Fresh Start - Tacoma Campus
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