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Running Start Information

     Running Start for 2021-2022     

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

      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).
WATCH: the entire PowerPoint video for instructions about completing your EVF -- EVF Instructional Video

Email your counselor with your full name, PHS Student ID Number, College ID Number and include the documents listed below

Be sure to have the following documents completed and attach them to the email to your counselor. 
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-B,  AVID & Exchange Students)

Kelsey Wiest

(last names C-G)

Meg Kozar
(last names H-L)

Jaime Mercer
(last names M-R)

Kate Pearson
(last names S-Z)