Partners Newsletter - Keeping you Informed

Important Information Issue No 73| Summer Quarter | August/September 2011


Important Information

Green River has a vibrant Student Life program that all students, both domestic and International, are encouraged to join. - Read

Important Dates

Summer Quarter: June through August 2011
Classes end August 11, 2011
Fall Quarter: September through December 2011
Housing move-in date September 7 & 8, 2011
Orientation and testing begins September 9, 2011
Classes start September 19, 2011
Classes end December 8, 2011
Winter Quarter: December 2011 through March 2010
Housing move-in date December 27, 2011
Orientation and testing begins December 28, 2011
Classes start January 4, 2012
Classes end March 22, 2012
Spring Quarter: March through June 2012
Housing move-in date March 26, 2012
Orientation and testing begins March 27, 2012
Classes start April 2, 2012
Classes end December 8, 2012

Housing Placements - August 8th

Housing placements are made one month before orientation. For fall quarter, orientation begins on September 9th. So for fall quarter, housing placements will be made starting on August 8th. Housing placement notification will go out that week.

Campus Corner Apartment Placement

Our popular Campus Corner Apartments fill every quarter and have a waiting list. Fall quarter will be no different. Housing placement priority is based on receipt of completed housing application and placement fee. Students who requested CCA and do not get a spot for fall quarter, will be placed in host family.

Arrival: Move-in Days September 7th and 8th

Please let us know as soon as possible when students confirm their flight information. You can email Also, could you please let us know if any students have made other plans and have decided not to attend GRCC this fall.

NEW Foundation for Success – Learning Living Community

We recently launched the Foundation for Success Program for families wanting to ensure their students get a solid learning foundation and a get off to a good start to their academic college life.

The Foundation for Success is designed for students who could benefit from a bit more guidance, particularly during their first quarter. It is also allows parents to be more involved in their children’s well being and progress as they transition into college life

The program includes a special living and learning community at our Campus Corner Apartments.

Space is limited. So if you know of students coming fall quarter who would be good candidates for this program, encourage them to apply right away. Priority consideration will be given to those who apply by August 8th. See the Foundation for Success webpage for more details

English Proficiency Change: IELTS 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0

Effective for entrance into the academic program winter 2012, we will accept IELTS of 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0. Previously, it was 5.5/4.5. We increased the IELTS level we accept based on a review of student performance for students accepted at that lower level.

Note that the new accepted level is reflected on the International Admission Requirements webpage.

Costs for 2011-2012

(3 months)
Academic Year
(9 Months)
Tuition $3,100 $9,300
Estimated Expenses
Living Expenses $2,421 $7,263
Fees* $144 $432
Books $200 $600
Total Cost for One Academic Year: U.S. $17,595

See a complete listing of costs.

Green River Staff on the Road

MacKenzie Hizon MacKenzie Hizon
Switzerland: September 12-13
Denmark: September 14-17
Wendy Stewart
Norway: September 16 - 24
Ross Jennings Ross Jennings
China: October
Geoff Moody Geoff Moody
Indonesia: October 20-27
Leo Harten Leo Harten
Our Recruitment Representative, is currently living in Indonesia. If you would like Leo to assist you with any promotional activities, please let us know. 


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