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Running Start

With more in-person classes and flexibility, it’s the perfect time to become a Running Start student!

Through Running Start, high school juniors and seniors can attend SPSCC tuition-free and earn college credits. Thousands of high schoolers have graduated from SPSCC with an associate degree and high school diploma, then transferred to a 4-year university as a junior.


  • Save $8,000 or more toward your bachelor’s degree.
  • Fee Waivers and Book Loans are available to qualifying students
  • Enjoy more independence and meet people you won’t meet at your high school.
  • Join clubs, student leadership, or get a job on-campus and make extra money.
  • Explore classes that aren’t offered at your high school.
  • Set yourself up for a smoother transition into a 4-year university.

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Recent High School Graduate

It's time to get loud... push play on your education! Amplify your college experience close to home at one of the country’s top 50 community colleges. We’re a trusted and smart choice for recent high school graduates who want to transfer to a 4-year university or get into a trade career.


  • Free to apply; no essay required; no delayed admission decisions.
  • Tuition is just 1/3 of the price of a public university, and 1/6 the price of a private university.
  • Pick from newly added in-person classes, plus a large selection of online and hybrid classes.
  • Earn a 2-year university transfer degree or take English, math, humanities, and science classes that are highly transferrable.

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