Dual Credit Programs

Students attend college-level courses while enrolled in high school. Students become eligible for transcribed college credit based on Walla Walla Community College program criteria. These dual credit courses become a part of a student’s pathway shortening the amount of time it takes to progress through the college postsecondary system. To ensure student success, refer to the Dual Credit Comparison Chart.

Running Start

509.527.4262 (Walla Walla) 509.758.3339 (Clarkston)

The Running Start program provides an opportunity for juniors and seniors in public high schools to enroll in courses at WWCC. This program provides eligible students an opportunity to attend college courses and earn college credits while completing high school graduation requirements. Home-schooled and private school students must enroll in a public high school to participate in this program. Running Start students qualify by completing the placement assessment process and placing/testing into college level course work.  Once determined eligible, students must meet with their high school counselor, in addition to a WWCC advisor to identify and enroll in appropriate courses. Running Start students are required to pay quarterly fees and provide their own textbooks. Students may qualify for fee waivers and textbook assistance by providing documentation to their Running Start advisor by the first day of the quarter.

College in the High School

509.529.5553 (Walla Walla) 509.758.3339 (Clarkston)

College in the High School is a program for academically capable high school students to take college courses on the high school campus. Participating qualified high school teachers deliver a quarter long WWCC course over one semester, based on the high school’s academic calendar. The high school teachers work closely with WWCC faculty liaisons to insure that the work their students perform in the high school course is equivalent to the comparable course taught on the College campus. This program allows students to accelerate their academic studies without sacrificing their high school experience or impacting school, sport, or club participation. Students are co-enrolled at their high school and WWCC, which provides the opportunity to fulfill college and high school course credit requirements at the same time.

CTE Dual Credit

509.527.1876 (Walla Walla) 509.758.3339 (Clarkston)

CTE Dual Credit program emphasizes a rigorous and focused course of study that includes academic and workplace skills. High school students simultaneously earn course credit at their local high school/skills center and at WWCC. The approved course is taught on the high school campus by a qualified CTE high school instructor whose curriculum is equivalent to the matching college professional technical course. To earn college course credit, high school students must enroll in an approved high school course and successfully complete the course requirements with a “B or above”. After these requirements are met, the student who chooses to have the CTE Dual Credit transcribed at WWCC should complete a “Request Transcribed Credit” online form available on the College website. After the request has been approved by WWCC staff, the credits will be placed on a WWCC transcript.