Get a Running Start on college and career

The Running Start program enables high school students to take community college courses for dual high school AND college credit.

Courses offered through the Running Start program are college courses taught at high schools by teachers who have college-level teaching credentials and use a college syllabus and course materials. These courses are taken as part of the daily class schedule.

  • Tuition is only $150 per course – a huge savings from the regular cost of college courses
  • Get an affordable jump start to a college degree and career skills
  • Transfer credits to many colleges and universities

Contact your Running Start Coordinator for more information.

STEM courses can be taken at no cost!

High school students can take up to two dual credit courses per year for FREE in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, through a scholarship program through the State of NH. It’s easy to register and have the $150 cost per course waived.

Learn more about Dual and Concurrent STEM scholarships here.

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