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Running Start Information

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     Running Start  Fall 2022:  What are my next steps? 

1.   Information Session

Attend a Running Start (RS) Information Session
Pierce College visit: to sign up
View Running Start Power Point here: 2022 Running Start Info Night.recording.pptx

2.  Admissions

Submit an online application for the college of choice (Pierce, TCC, Clover Park, Highline). 
After you apply to the college of your choice-you will receive an email back from the college with
a college ID number and instructions about how to complete your enrollment

3.  Placement Assessment

Take the college entrance test to be eligible to take college-level English/Math courses.

Test results must show eligibility to take college-level English/Math (Note: you must take Algebra II at PHS if you have not yet taken the class) 

Pierce College: contact the testing center at: 
[email protected] 

If you are attending a different college, contact the college directly for info

4. Email your counselor with your Running Start Documents 

Email your counselor with the following documents

You will need to upload the following documents:

  ·  RS Agreement form initialed and signed by you and your parent/guardian

  ·  Your college placement test results (Guided self– placement or other required tests

Note: If you have not uploaded these documents and don’t have it with you at your appointment, it will be re-scheduled

5.  Appointments with your PHS Counselor

Schedule an appointment with your PHS Counselor-
To schedule an appointment with your counselor, please email them directly. Your

At the Appointment:

· You will receive the RS Graduation Requirement Worksheet

· You will be responsible for meeting all High School Graduation Requirements indicated. 

· This worksheet will be used when meeting with your college advisor (Note: Colleges other than Pierce & Clover Park will also involve the Enrollment Verification Form-EVF)

Please make sure you have emailed your documents to your counselor in step #4 

If you want to meet with your counselor in person, you will have to wait until after September 12th.  


6.  Register and Pay Fees

Register for classes at the college with direction and instructions from you college advisor.

Pay student/course fees required by the college (Note: Free/reduced lunch eligible-fees may be waived by the college

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