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Running Start Program

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STEPS FOR NEW RUNNING START STUDENTS

[updated 6/15/2021]

 

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

Pierce College Info Session dates visit:

 

https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/visit#running-start



·         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

 

STEP 3:  YOU MUST SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR RHS COUNSELOR  FOR THE ENROLLMENT VERIFICATION FORM (EVF) TO SUBMIT TO THE COLLEGE:  

You can schedule an appointment with your counselor when we return to school in the fall either by coming into the RHS Counseling Office or calling at (253)841-8722.


You will need to bring the following two documents to your appointment. Counselors will not be able to provide an EVF until BOTH documents are received.

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



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 - CURRENT RUNNING START JUNIORS

[updated 6/15/2021]

 

*You must schedule an appointment with your counselor for your EVF

 

* You can schedule an appointment with your counselor when we return to school in the fall either by coming into the RHS Counseling Office or calling at (253)841-8722.

 

 


 

 

 





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.