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Running Start Program

STEPS FOR NEW RUNNING START STUDENTS [updated 3/15/2021]

STEP 1: APPLY TO A COLLEGE

  • Read the Running Start Guide and view Running Start PowerPoint:

Running Start Guide(21).pdf
RHS Running Start PowerPoint

  • Attend College Running Start Info Sessions (highly recommended, details below)

  • AFTER YOU APPLY TO THE COLLEGE OF YOUR CHOICE - You will receive an email back from the college with a College ID number and instruction about how to complete your enrollment

PIERCE COLLEGE RUNNING START QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT runningstart@pierce.ctc.edu

Pierce College students can apply here: https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/apply-admission
If you have questions about applying: 
districtadmissions@pierce.ctc.edu

STEP 2: PLACE INTO COLLEGE-LEVEL ENGLISH AT YOUR COLLEGE

  • Take the college entrance test to be eligible to take college-level English courses

-Pierce College: you must contact the testing center at: PuyTesting@pierce.ctc.edu

-If you are attending a different college, contact the college directly for testing information

  • After you have completed the testing process and have a copy of your results, you will need to complete the EVF Questionnaire.

STEP 3: REQUEST AN EVF FROM YOUR HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELOR USING THIS ONLINE QUESTIONNAIRE

1) Running Start Agreement Form initialed and signed by you and your parent/guardian 
2) Your college placement test results (Guided Self Placement, or other required test)
 

  • RS Agreement (Fill-20).pdf

    STEP 4: SEND YOUR SIGNED EVF TO THE COLLEGE

    • Contact your college advising office to set up an appointment with a college advisor and complete new student orientation requirements
    • Submit your EVF signed and dated by parent/guardian and student

    -Pierce College submit EVF to evf@pierce.ctc.edu

    -If you are attending a different college contact that college for instructions

    STEP 5: REGISTER FOR CLASSES AT THE COLLEGE

    • Register for Running Start college classes with direction from the college advisor.
    • Pay student and course fees – if you are eligible for free/reduced lunch fees are waived by the college



FALL EVF - STEPS FOR CURRENT RUNNING START JUNIORS [updated 3/15/2021]

Fill out this online questionnaire to request an Enrollment Verification Form (EVF):   
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=3mHsgPvyEE-_Ff_XmYCFdJEo2D8E5LdCp2Kfp9p6WzdUNldVS1JHSlRUNDZaQzI5UkZZSzBLWEdGNi4u

For the questionnaire, make sure you are logged into your PSD Microsoft account: https://puyallupsd.ss11.sharpschool.com/departments/technology/parents_and_families/office_365
 


Virtual Pierce College Running Start Information Sessions 

TO REGISTER VISIT– www.pierce.ctc.edu/visit#running-start 

A Pierce College representative will cover the following topics in the session:

  • Overview of the Running Start program (e.g., eligibility requirements, costs associated with college, grades, fee waiver)
  • How to get started for fall
  • Benefits of Running Start
  • Things to consider
  • Time management
  • Q&A

Date                Time

3/11/21            6-7pm

3/16/21            6-7pm

3/24/21            6-7pm

4/14/21            6-7pm

4/20/21            6-7pm

4/28/21            6-7pm

5/6/21              6-7pm

5/11/21            6-7pm

5/19/21            6-7pm

If you are interested in Running Start please view the instructions below:




Running Start is a statewide program intended to provide students a program option consisting of attendance at certain institutions of higher education and the simultaneous earning of high school and college/university credit.