Running Start Information

Please Note:  If you are interested in doing Running Start for 20-21,  and you are new to running start for Fall 2020, you must complete steps 1-5 and submit all documents to your counselor by June 12.  If you miss this deadline, the counselors will be back in the office August 24, 2020. 
If you need a High School Release form for summer classes (Summer quarter is not covered by Running Start) please email your PHS counselor by June 12th at the latest and include the specific courses you plan to take.


Running Start Guide 2020-2021


NEW Running Start Students for Fall 2020
RSEVF Fall 2020-Blank.pdf
Pierce equivalency guide.pdf
Running Start Agreement 2020 FILLABLE PDF.pdf

1.   Start by applying 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)  

Pierce New Running Start Enrollment steps.pdf
 

  • 2.   Once you have a Pierce College student number, please email Pierce College's Testing and Placement Center at PuyTesting@pierce.ctc.edu If you are attending a different college, contact that college for testing information

    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 EVF.

  • 3.  Please open the attached EVF Blank document and rename/save with your Last name, First name

    4.  Watch the entire ppt video and complete your EVF as instructed 
                   Running Start First EVF instructional video.pptx

    5Email your PHS counselor with three separate attachments:
                  >  EVF saved with your Last, First name
                  > 
    A copy (can be a picture) of your Running Start Agreement
                  >  A copy (can be a picture) of your proof of placement (GSP, Accuplacer, etc
          > Include in the email details regarding your plans for next year:
    Do you plan to take any classes at the high school? if yes, which classes (be specific)

  •  Your PHS Counselor will finalize your EVF and send it back to you via email. Please allow 5 business days for your counselor to send the EVF back to you.  You will then proceed through the enrollment process at the college you plan to attend for Running Start. 

  • Emily Williams        Last Names A-C & AVID        williea@puyallup.k12.wa.us
    Meg Kozar                Last Names D-J                    kozarmm@puyallup.k12.wa.us
    Jaime Mercer          Last Names K- Q                   mercejl@puyallup.k12.wa.us
    Gabriela Carranza  Last Names R-Z                    carragm@puyallup.k12.wa.us 


6.   Sign up for an Advising Appointment at the College:   All students are required to meet with a college advisor prior to registration. Check your Pierce College student email for updates on scheduling an advising appointment. Bring your completed and signed EVF (with parent’s signature), Pierce College Student ID Number & copy of Assessments to your advising appointment.

If you are not attending Pierce College, check with your college to verify the next step (either Advising Appointment or Orientation).

7.  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.

Pierce College Fall Class Registration: 
Current Running Start Students: Begins June 1
New Running Start Students: begins June 8

Running Start Information Sessions

Interested students and parents/guardians can register via the Pierce College Running Start webpage https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/running-start

Continuing Running Start Students: 

Please Note:  If you are interested in doing Running Start for 20-21,  and you are new to running start for Fall 2020, you must complete steps 1-5 and submit all documents to your counselor by June 12.  If you miss this deadline, the counselors will be back in the office August 24, 2020. 
If you need a High School Release form for summer classes (Summer quarter is not covered by Running Start) please email your PHS counselor by June 12th at the latest and include the specific courses you plan to take.

  • 1.  Please open the attached EVF Blank document (top of this webpage) and rename/save with your Last name, First name

    2.  Fill out the EVF form digitally and sign it. 

  • 3.  Email your PHS counselor with your completed EVF. 
                  >  EVF filled out, signed and  saved with your Last Name, First name     
          > Include in the email details regarding your plans for next year:
    Do you plan to take any classes at the high school? if yes, which classes (be specific)

  • If you plan on taking summer classes. please let you counselor know.

  • Your PHS Counselor will finalize your EVF and send it back to you via email. Please allow 5 business days for your counselor to send the EVF back to you.  You will then proceed through the enrollment process at the college you plan to attend for Running Start. 

  • Emily Williams        Last Names A-C & AVID        williea@puyallup.k12.wa.us
    Meg Kozar                Last Names D-J                    kozarmm@puyallup.k12.wa.us
    Jaime Mercer          Last Names K- Q                   mercejl@puyallup.k12.wa.us
    Gabriela Carranza  Last Names R-Z                    carragm@puyallup.k12.wa.us 


4.   Sign up for an Advising Appointment at the College:   All students are required to meet with a college advisor prior to registration. Check your Pierce College student email for updates on scheduling an advising appointment. Bring your completed and signed EVF (with parent’s signature), Pierce College Student ID Number & copy of Assessments to your advising appointment.

If you are not attending Pierce College, check with your college to verify the next step (either Advising Appointment or Orientation).

5.  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.