Important News

Running Start Book Loans

Running Start book loan applications for Fall Quarter 2020 are available now via MyPierce. The Running Start book loan program is available for students who are eligible to receive the Running Start Fee Waiver. If you have been approved for the Running Start Fee Waiver, directions for requesting books are available in the Running Start Book Loan Instructions

Fall Running Start Fees

Fall Enrollment Verification forms are being processed and fees adjusted in ctcLink daily. If your fall fees have not been adjusted, please forward a signed copy of your fall EVF to EVF@pierce.ctc.edu.

Winter Prep Sessions for Currently Enrolled Students

If you are currently enrolled in Running Start, join us for a winter prep session. Topics include:

Advance registration is required. If you would like to attend one of these sessions, please select a date below and register:

New Student Information Sessions - Winter 2021

If you are interested in attending winter quarter (starts January 4) and would like more information about the Running Start program, please select a date and register. Advance registration is required.

What Is Running Start?

Running Start is a statewide college program for academically qualified juniors and senior high school students to enroll in courses to fulfill high school graduation requirements and earn college credit.

Running Start is available fall, winter and spring quarters. Students may enroll simultaneously in high school and college classes, or solely in college classes. College tuition for eligible classes is covered through Running Start. The maximum credits a student is eligible to take is based on the student's combined high school and college enrollment. See the Running Start Enrollment Verification Form on the Forms page for credit eligibility.

Students interested in enrolling in a summer course may do so at their own expense with their high school's permission. A completed High School Release Form on the Forms page must be submitted at the time of registration for summer enrollment.

High school graduation requirements are established by each school district. Students should check with their high school counselor to confirm the courses and number of credits required in order to graduate.