Through Running Start, North Country high school students have the opportunity to earn White Mountains Community College credit. WMCC courses are taught at the high school during the regular school day by high school faculty members whose courses and teaching expertise have been certified by a White Mountains Community College professor. Currently, the Running Start program has provided 449 sophomores, juniors, and seniors the opportunity to take one or more White Mountains Community College courses at their high school campuses.

The cost of a course is $150. Books and supplies are usually provided by participating high schools. These costs are well below the per-credit tuition costs at all New Hampshire public and private institutions of higher learning and offer significant savings on college tuition and in college classroom time. Even better news: scholarships are available to students with financial need.

Governor’s STEM Scholarship for Running Start Courses!

Funding is available for students in 10th, 11th or 12th grade to take up to two STEM courses (science, technology, engineering and math) per year.

Where Did You Transfer WMCC Credits? 

If you have participated in Running Start and had your WMCC credits transferred to a college or university, please send an e-mail to Christine Grant so your information can be added to our growing list of colleges and universities that have accepted credits from Running Start alumni.

Running Start Forms

Parents and Students

Running Start Courses (PDF) 

Accessing Your WMCC Transcript Online (PDF 104 KB)

Accessing Final Grades Online (PDF 84 KB)

Transcript Request Form and Instructions (PDF 112 KB)

Faculty Partners

Faculty Partner Responsibilities (PDF 52 KB)

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) (PDF 172 KB) 

Teachers and Administrators

RS-Credential-Policy

Teacher Qualifications (PDF 70 KB)

Teacher Timeline