Running Start Dual Credit Program

Running Start Dual Credit Program


Take college courses while still in high school

Save on college costs - tuition is only $150

Transfer credits to many colleges and universities


Continuing In 2019!

Funding is available for students to take up to 2 STEM courses (science, technology, engineering and math) this year.

Students in designated STEM and STEM related courses, connected to approved high schools,can take up to two FREE Running Start courses!  No charge or payment is required!  

Contact your Running Start Coordinator for more information.



New England Board of Higher Education - Excellence Award Winner

The Running Start program enables high school students to take Community College System of NH (CCSNH) courses for high school AND college credit.

Courses offered through the Running Start program are college courses taught at the high school by CCSNH college credentialed high school faculty as part of the daily class schedule




See what others have to say...

My daughter just transferred her credits this semester. She was thrilled.  I loved this program!.....Having college coursework on her resume when applying to college was very helpful. I will be sure my son participates.” 

-Mother of a daughter now attending University of Rhode Island


I found these courses to be helpful in terms of money and getting a head start on my college learning.” 

-NH High School graduate now attending Great Bay Community College


I managed to save an entire year’s tuition because of the courses I took through Running Start.” 

-NH High school graduate now attending UNH

For more information please contact
Beth Doiron, CCSNH Director of DOE and College Access Programs
Phone: (603) 230-3530  |  Email:

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Colleges That Have Accepted Credits

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Your Local Running Start Coordinator