running startThe 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 – see where Running Start credits have transferred (PDF)

Running Start offers college courses at the high school taught by CCSNH-credentialed high school faculty as part of the daily class schedule.

Contact NCC’s Dual Enrollment Coordinator for details

Michelle Grimm

Dual Enrollment Coordinator
[email protected]

NCC Serves:

  • Academy for Science & Design
  • Alvirne
  • Campbell
  • Conant
  • ConVal
  • Hollis-Brookline
  • Mascenic
  • Merrimack
  • Milford
  • Applied Tech Center at Milford
  • Nashua North
  • Nashua South
  • Nashua Technology Center
  • Pelham
  • Region 14 Applied Technology Center
  • Souhegan
  • South Merrimack Christian Academy
  • Wilbur H. Palmer Vocational /Technical Center
  • Wilton-Lyndeboro
  • Windham

STEM and CTE Courses Can Be Taken at No Cost!

High school students can take up to two dual credit courses per academic year for FREE in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and CTE (career and technical education) 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 and CTE 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 managed to save an entire year’s tuition because of the courses I took through Running Start.”
NH High school graduate now attending UNH

Gain Experience With College Level Coursework | Save Money, Tuition Cost Is Only $150 | Transfer Credits To Many Colleges And Universities!

More Dual Enrollment Opportunities: Early College

Early College offers discounted courses on the college campus for eligible high school students. Learn more on the Early College webpage

More Dual Enrollment Opportunities: eStart

eStart offers discounted courses fully online for eligible high school students. Learn more on the eStart website