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Running Start Information

For Running Start information and forms  click on the logo below.

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     Running Start DEADLINE for 2022-2023    

Please note that part of the process is meet with your PHS Counselor.  Counselors are available in April and May.  If you do not meet with your PHS counselor before May 31st, you will have to wait until mid-September to meet with them. 


     Running Start  Fall 2022:  What are my next steps? 

1.   Information Session

Attend a Running Start (RS) Information Session
Pierce College visit: www.pierce.ctc.edu/visit#running-start 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.  Complete the Running Start Request Form

You must complete the Running Start Request form:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=3mHsgPvyEE-_Ff_XmYCFdHE-5PNqxBNBuynvO8dH9ihUODc5RlVBNzFPMUQ0MFhTNU1KSUYxTzMySCQlQCN0PWcu

You will need to upload the following document:

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 two documents and don’t have them with you at your appointment, it will be re-scheduled








5.  Appointments with your PHS Counselor

NOTE: COUNSELORS ARE NO LONGER AVAILALBE FOR RUNNING START APPOINTMENTS. INSTEAD YOUR COUNSELOR WILL SHARE INFORMATION THROUGH EMAIL ONCE YOUR PAPERWORK HAS BEEN PROCESSED.

Please make sure you have uploaded your documents to to the MS Form 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






     Pierce College Information Sessions    

Pierce College is now offering virtual Getting Started Information Sessions via Zoom. These sessions will last roughly 30 minutes and are designed for prospective students that have not completed any of our getting started steps yet. The sessions will include:
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Applying for admissions
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Financial aid information
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Placement testing
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General Q&A

If you would like to attend one of these sessions, visit the following website for dates and to register: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 4 p.m.
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 4 p.m.


Virtual Tours and Information Sessions | Pierce College District (ctc.edu)

Pierce College Introduction Video