The Running Start Program allows high school students, in participating high schools, to enroll in RVCC courses taught at their own high school by their high school teachers. This dual-enrollment program provides students with both high school and college credit for these courses. College credits may be used towards completion of a degree, diploma, or certificate at this College or credits may be transferred to other colleges and universities throughout the country. (Please note that the determination of transfer credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution.)
Running Start Program students realize significant advantages: college credit awarded in high school, reduced tuition costs ($150 per course registration), reduced time to complete higher education requirements, and increased confidence in high school to college transition.