Earn College Credit in High School!

Gain experience with college level coursework.
Save money – tuition cost is only $150.
Transfer credits to many colleges and universities.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

The Running Start program is a concurrent enrollment program that provides high school students with the opportunity to earn college credit while also completing the requirements for high school graduation.

  • Gain experience in college-level work and expectations
  • Receive college and high school credit simultaneously
  • Earn college credits at a fraction of the cost of college tuition
  • Credits may be transferred into many other colleges/universities across the country
  • Many courses offered through Running Start meet the criteria for the NH Scholars Program

Tuition is $150 per course, plus books and supplies if not provided by the high school. Scholarships, which cover half of the cost of tuition, are available for students with a financial need.

Course offerings are restricted to juniors and seniors or sophomores enrolled in junior and senior level courses.  Further restrictions may apply as determined by the college. For information regarding the eligibility requirements of a specific course, contact the Guidance Counselor at your high school. 

To enroll in some Math courses, students may be required to take a placement test. The test is available online through Aleks and requires payment of fee.

High school teachers will teach the courses. These teachers meet or exceed the hiring qualifications for CCSNH faculty, and are partnered with a CCSNH faculty member.

Course availability varies by high school. Contact your school counselor for additional information regarding your high school.

Students can register and pay for their college class using Dual Enroll by the specified deadline (usually early October for fall courses and early March for spring courses). Students cannot retroactively enroll in a college course.  All college prerequisites must be met.

Transcripts can be requested through the National Student Clearinghouse website.

College Accommodations for Running Start High School Students with Disabilities

  • High school students with disabilities interested in taking a Running Start course or who are currently enrolled in one should must do the following if they wish to be considered for college accommodations:
  • Contact the College Accessibility Coordinator, Jaime Laurent, at 366-5243.
  • Disclose their disability to her and provide appropriate documentation as requested.
  • The Accessability Cordinator will then determine what accommodations may be appropriate after reviewing the documentation. 

It is important for high school students with disabilities to know the following:

  • College curriculums will not be modified.
  • All students must demonstrate the same level of understanding and mastery of the course material.
  • Neither high school IEP’s nor 504 plans are applied to college courses. However, the college Accessibility Coordinator may provide accommodations as outlined above.
  • Modified/alternate testing, use of an aide or para educator and reduction of course requirements (i.e., fewer problems, pages or lessened assignments) are not permissible. Other high school accommodations also may not be permissible, contact the college Accessibility Coordinator with any questions.
  • Other important differences between high school and college accessibility include the following:
  • For further information about the college’s accommodations for students with disabilities, please contact the LRCC Accessibility Coordinator, Jaime Laurent, at 366-5243.