Running Start and Dual Credit Options

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Earn College Credits While in High School

Your high school may offer college-level courses. The credit you earn in these classes may be transferable to a degree program at Green River. Ask your high school counselor for more information.

Questions? Call us at 253-833-9111, ext. 2674 or send an e-mail to us.

Running Start

Earn high school and college credit simultaneously. Eligible juniors and seniors, enrolled through a public high school district may take college level credit, tuition free. Participants can attend the college full or part-time, enrolling in both transfer oriented and Career and Technical classes. Most classes that take a year to finish in the high school can be completed in just one quarter at the college. For more information visit the Running Start Website.

Tech Prep

Enter the workforce with solid academic and technical skills You can get a head start on your future and begin to prepare for a career when you take Tech Prep courses such as accounting, automotive, business, carpentry health care, and visual communications at your high school. If you receive a B or better in these classes, you can receive college credit from Green River. For more information, see your high school career counselor or complete the transcription request form.

College in the High School

Earn college credits in your high school class where available. Classes are designated as College in the High School and go at the pace of your normal high school year. Students may choose to register for the College in the High School class and pay a reduced tuition amount and classes appear on your Green River College transcript at the end of the term. Ask your high school counselor about Green River College in the High School availability at your school. You may also email with questions about availability.