It is the policy of the College to regard Running Start students as "regular college students." The college is an adult learning community and we treat all of our students accordingly. Students are expected to be independent and responsible for their actions.
We are not allowed to give information regarding a student's attendance or progress to parents without the student's written permission. In addition, faculty will not discuss the student's progress without written permission.
All student educational records are maintained according to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) concerning information that becomes part of the permanent record and governing the conditions of its disclosure. Only name, dates of enrollment, and degrees earned can be released without student authorization. Download a copy of the Student Consent Form to release information (pdf).
The college is released to give academic information to high school counselors or administrators if necessary. If you have questions about this, contact your high school counselor or the Running Start coordinator at either the Puyallup or Fort Steilacoom colleges.
Running Start Manager (PY)
Program Specialist (FS)
Program Specialist (PY)
Advising: (253) 964-6520
Testing: (253) 964-6521
Advising: (253) 840-8431
Testing: (253) 840-8343