Running Start Information

     Running Start for 2021-2022     
If you will be new to Running Start for the 21-22 school year, please complete the Course Request Sheet at PHS with 6 credits and 3 credits of alternates.  Once we receive confirmation of enrollment at the colleges in August, we will adjust schedules.

Many of your questions can be answered by reading the Running Start Guide below:

Running Start -Student & Parent Guide 2021.pdf

Info about Clover Park Technical College Running Start

Info about Pierce College Running Start

Pierce Info Sessions Spring 2021

Virtual Pierce College Running Start Information Sessions  

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 
4/28/21            6-7pm 
5/6/21              6-7pm 
5/11/21            6-7pm 
5/19/21            6-7pm 

      NEW Running Start Students Fall 2021       

Apply for admissions to the college you plan to attend for Running Start; you will receive an email back from the college a few days after completing the online application that includes your College ID# and instructions on how to complete your enrollment (each college has a different process – be sure to follow the directions from your college of choice)  

2.  If you are attending Pierce College
: Once you have a Pierce College student number, please email Pierce College's Testing and Placement Center at to complete your Guided Self Placement (GSP) testing
If you are attending a different college, contact that college for testing information.

3.  Once you have completed the placement testing steps from the college and have been approved for Running Start courses, you are ready to proceed with your Enrollment Verification Form (EVF).
NOTE: You must use your PSD Issued laptop to complete this process. 
WATCH: the entire PowerPoint video for instructions about completing your EVF -- EVF Instructional Video
COMPLETEthe MS Form for your Enrollment Verification Form (EVF) for Fall 2021
CLICK HERE to complete the MS Form & Upload your documents >>>>>    
New Running Start Student Enrollment Verification Form (EVF) Request

Be sure to have the following documents completed and ready to upload to the form.
Running Start Contract 2021
Enrollment Verification Form Filled out per instruction in the video above
GSP or Placement results from your college

4.  Once you receive your completed EVF from your counselor, be sure student and parent sign it. It is your responsibility to forward it to the college.  After your high school counselor sends completed and signed form you, be sure to download and save copy of form to desktop. Then you can add their student information and sign, parent/guardian can sign and save updated copy. Once this has been completed, you must send the EVF to  

 5.  Sign up for an Advising Appointment at the College:   All students are required to meet with a college advisor prior to registration.

6.  Register and Pay Fees:   After meeting with a college advisor at the New Student Orientation, you are ready to register for classes. Running Start students pay student and course fees each quarter after registering.

     Running Start EVF for FALL 2021-Current RS Students Only      

It is time to start planning for your FALL 2021 QUARTER EVF!

You can choose to have your Fall EVF sent to you via email from your PHS counselor OR you can schedule a meeting with your PHS counselor through the Bookings Link on the form or the PHS Counseling Website.

Be aware that your counselor will use the email and phone number you provide to reach you with any questions.

When you receive your FALL EVF signed by your PHS Counselor, you and your guardian will need to sign the EVF (physically or electronically) before you submit it to the college of your choice.

Please allow seven (7) school days for your counselor to complete your Fall EVF.


Email Address  

Online Appointment Booking 

 Emily Williams
(last names A-C & AVID)

 Meg Kozar
(last names D-J)

 Jaime Mercer
(last names K-Q)

 Kate Pearson
(last names R-Z)