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NHERC Running Start

Mark Marzan, Running Start Student in Math 100 at NHERC
High school students are able to earn both UH Hilo and high school credit through the Running Start program.

NHERC Running Start Courses

Currently, all on-site NHERC courses are available to Running Start students. Please see the credit courses page for the current course offerings.

Applying for Running Start

A complete application packet must be submitted to NHERC, including:

  1. Running Start Application - Select UH Hilo NHERC as the campus you plan to attend
  2. UH Hilo Application form - The $50 application fee is not required for Running Start students
  3. High school transcript

To qualify for Running Start, students must meet the UH Hilo Running Start admissions requirements.

Paying for Running Start Classes

Students are responsible for payment of tuition, fees and books. However, some scholarship opportunities are available. Please visit our NHERC Scholarships page for more information. For those students who qualify for free or reduced lunch, please visit the GEAR UP Hawai╩╗i web site for more information about how you may be eligible to receive a scholarship that will cover both the cost of the class as well as the books.

Contacting NHERC Running Start

Please email NHERC at with any questions about the NHERC Running start Program or call NHERC directly at (808) 775-8890.