* Weekly Minutes based on high school bell schedule.
⊗ For community and technical colleges only, students qualifying for 0.60 FTE
college enrollment and registered for exactly 10 credits, will be granted a 1
credit waiver for the 10th credit. For four-year baccalaureate colleges, students
who qualify for 0.60 FTE may only register for 9 credits.
• A student enrolled in both high school and skill center classes and claimed for
more than a combined 1.0 FTE qualifies for 0.20 Running Start FTE. When a
student is enrolled in both the high school and skill center and taking less than
1.0 FTE, the standard Running Start calculation applies.
Δ For the fall college quarter and students enrolled in a high school with a
trimester schedule, use the student’s first trimester schedule. For the winter
college quarter and students enrolled in a high school with a semester schedule,
use the student’s second semester schedule.
Available for meeting district, charter school, or tribal compact school’s
graduation requirements only (WAC 392-169-055(4)).
PURPOSE: The RSEVF ensures that a student’s monthly enrollment does not exceed
the allowable combined 1.20 full-time equivalent (FTE) limitation. This form
provides the college the FTE available for Running Start enrollment, provides the
high school with the enrolled colleges classes, and notifies the student and their
parents/guardians if tuition charges will occur.
The RSEVF is required to be completed each college term for each student enrolling
in college classes through the Running Start program, including home-based and
private school students. Students attending more than one college for any college
term are required to have a separate RSEVF for each college. When a student will
be attending multiple colleges, the appropriate box in the upper right hand corner
of the RSEVF must be checked.
If the student’s high school or college enrollment changes during the college term, a
revised RSEVF must be completed and the appropriate box in the upper right hand
corner of the RSEVF must be checked.
FTE AND ANNUAL AVERAGE FTE (AAFTE) LIMITATIONS: Running Start students may
not be claimed for a combined high school and college enrollment that exceeds 1.20
FTE for any month except in limited cases for December and January. Neither the
high school nor college enrollment can individually exceed 1.00 FTE, except for
students enrolled in a high school and skill center.
When a student is enrolled in both a high school and a skill center and claimed for
more than a combined 1.0 FTE, the available Running Start enrollment is limited to a
0.20 FTE. When a student’s combined high school and skill center enrollment is less
than 1.0 FTE, the standard Running Start calculation applies.
This 1.20 FTE limitation applies to the annual average FTE (AAFTE), where a Running
Start student may not be claimed for a combined high school and college
enrollment that exceeds 1.20 AAFTE for the school year. High school and skill center
AAFTE is the 10-month average of the FTE reported for the months September
through June. Running Start AAFTE is the 9-month average of the FTE reported for
the months October through June.
Students that exceed the 1.20 FTE or AAFTE may be charged tuition by the college
for the credits in excess of this limitation.
EXCEPTIONS WHEN STUDENT’S MONTHLY FTE CAN EXCEED 1.20: For high schools
on a trimester calendar, when the high school second trimester and the college fall
quarter overlaps in December, a Running Start student can be claimed for more
than a 1.20 FTE for the month of December only. When planning for the fall college
quarter, counselors should use the first trimester to determine the available FTE for
For high schools on a semester calendar, when the high school first semester and
the college winter quarter overlaps in January, a Running Start student can be
claimed for more than a 1.20 FTE for the month of January only. When planning for
the winter college quarter, counselors should use the second semester to
determine the available FTE for winter quarter.
When a student who is claimed for more than a 1.20 FTE in either the month of
December or January for the reasons above, the student may be subject to a
reduced FTE or to paying tuition for the spring college quarter, if the 1.20 AAFTE
would be exceeded. Completion of the Spring Quarter Eligibility Adjustment Form
(SQEAF) will identify students at risk of exceeding the 1.20 AAFTE and will calculate
the reduced available FTE for the spring quarter. For students whose spring quarter
available FTE is reduced, a completed SQEAF must be attached to the spring quarter
RSEVF and the appropriate box in the upper right hand corner of the RSEVF must be
checked. Students attending more than one college for the spring quarter must
have the SQEAF attached to each college’s RSEVF.
For more information refer to the annual bulletin regarding the 1.20 Running Start
FERPA STATEMENT: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 provides
that FERPA rights transfer from the parent to a student who is at least 18 and/or
who has enrolled in a college, even while still enrolled in high school. Students 18
and older and/or who have enrolled at a college must give permission in writing to
the college in which they have enrolled in Running Start classes for another
individual to speak to the college staff about their Running Start academic records,
which could include grades, billing, attendance, and registration records.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING THE RSEVF
STUDENT SECTION: The RSEVF begins with the student completing the first section
of the form. Students who are under the age of 18 at the beginning of the college
term, must provide their parent/guardian information. The student’s high school
student identification number (SSID) is available at the high school guidance office.
If the student does not know their college student identification number (SID), refer
to earlier completed RSEVFs. If the student is new to the program, the college SID is
available on the processed college application.
HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELOR & RUNNING START ADVISOR/REP SECTION:
The high school counselor and Running Start advisor or representative complete this
Free and Reduced-Price Lunch (FRPL) Status: The high school counselor would
check the appropriate box indicating if the student is currently eligible for FRPL or
had been FRPL eligible any time in the past five school years. The counselor will
initial – certifying the accuracy of this statement and the parent/guardian will
provide their signature and date when the answer is “Yes.” This data is now
required as part of RCW 28A.600.310. If districts choose not to use this form, they
will need to develop another tool to share this information with their partner
School Year: Indicate the school year during which courses will be taken.
College Term: Select the college term that the student will be enrolling in. For
colleges on a quarter calendar, indicate which quarter – Fall, Winter, or Spring. For
colleges on a semester calendar, indicate which semester – 1st or 2nd.
High School and School District: Fill in the student’s primary high school and
resident school district. If the student is enrolled in a charter school or tribal
compact school, leave “School District” field blank.
Grade Level: Indicate the student’s grade level. Students in 11th and 12th grade are
eligible to enroll in a Running Start program. Fifth year seniors are limited to only
taking Running Start classes that will fulfill the student’s district, charter school, or
tribal compact school’s graduation requirements only, pursuant to WAC 392-169-
055(4) and must have participated in Running Start during their 11th or 12th grade
Determining the Student’s High School FTE: FTE in high school and skill center
classes is calculated based on a class’s weekly enrolled minutes and eligible passing
time. One thousand, six hundred and sixty five (1,665) weekly minutes equal 1.0
FTE. Refer to the high school and skill center master bell schedule available at the
registrar or business administration office for the exact weekly minutes and the FTE
for each class. Add the FTE for each enrolled class to determine the student’s total
high school and skill center FTE.
Determining the Student’s Available Running Start FTE: Running Start FTE is based
on the enrolled college credits. Fifteen college credits equal 1.0 FTE. Use the
Running Start Funding Limit Table on the front page to determine a student’s
available Running Start FTE. Find the row with the student’s high school and skill
center FTE. Refer to the Max FTE column to determine a student’s maximum
Running Start FTE. The Max Credits column converts the maximum Running Start
FTE to Running Start credits.
Recommended Running Start Classes: The student, with the help of the high school
counselor and Running Start advisor or representative, should fill out the requested
college courses. The high school equivalency portion of the table can be completed
by the student if an official high school list of equivalencies is available. Otherwise,
this section is completed by the high school counselor.
Signatures of High School Counselor and Running Start Advisor or Representative:
Both the high school counselor and Running Start advisor/representative should
review the form for accuracy, enter their printed name, date, phone number, and
STUDENT & PARENT/GUARDIAN SECTION: The student and parents should review
the completed form for accuracy and understanding, then sign and date the
acknowledgement at the bottom of the form. Students 18 and older are not
required to provide a parent signature.
DISTRIBUTION OF RSEVF AND RECORDS RETENTION: Copies of the completed form
should be retained by both the high school and college. The original form is kept by
the student and their parent or guardian.
FORM SPI 1674 by Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction is
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