Programs/University Transfer

University Transfer Pathway

How it Works:

Green River Community College international students have been admitted to hundreds of universities all over the US. Students gain the qualifications needed for admission at Green River Community College and transfer to top universities as third year juniors. Admission is not guaranteed, but our students have been very successful in gaining admission to top universities.

The following universities have offered the University Transfer Pathway option to any student who is admitted to Green River. The guarantee does not apply to impacted majors. This is how it works:

  1. Apply to Green River online or on paper.
  2. Select a university Choose the university from the list. Check the university on the application. The list is below. Choose one university only. Make sure the university you choose has your major.

You will receive the university conditional admission letter or statement at the same time you receive the Green River admission letter. Learn more about Conditional Guaranteed Admission to UTP Universities

University Transfer Pathway Institutions by Type

Top 100 Ranked Universities (US and/or World)

  • American University
  • Arizona State University
  • Baylor University
  • University of California Davis
  • University of California Irvine
  • University of California Santa Barbara

Branches of Top 100 Ranked Universities

  • Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
  • University of Washington Tacoma

Northwest Universities (Washington and Oregon)

  • Central Washington University
  • Oregon State University
  • Portland State University
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Victoria (Canada)
  • University of Washington Tacoma
  • Washington State University
  • Western Washington University

California Universities

  • California State University Northridge
  • San Francisco State University
  • University of California Davis
  • University of California Irvine
  • University of California Santa Barbara

Universities with specialty programs

  • Embry Riddle Aviation University, Prescott, AZ (Aviation)
  • Illinois Institute of Technology (Science, IT, Engineering)
  • Johnson & Wales University (Hospitality, Culinary Arts)
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas (Hotel or Events Management)

Good Regional Universities

  • Montana State University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Victoria (Canada)

Green River CC Partner Universities - Majors

University/Major AR AV BE ED EG FV HS HO HU IT NR SM SS

American University

x x x   x x   x x

Arizona State University

x x x x x x x x x x x x x

Baylor University

x i x x x i i x x

Cal. State Univ. Northridge

i   x i x x x x i x x

Central Washington Univ.

  x x x x x x   x x x x

Embry-Riddle AU Prescott

  x x   x         x x

Illinois Inst. of Technology

x x   x         x x x

Indiana Purdue Ind'apolis

x x x x   x x x x i x x

Johnson & Wales Univ.

x x x x   x x    

Montana State Univ.

i x x x x x   x x i x x

Northern Arizona Univ.

  x x x x x x x x x x x

Oregon State Univ.

  i   i x x   x i   x x

Portland State Univ.

i x   x x x   x x i x x

San Francisco State Univ.

    x   x   x x x x i x x

Univ. of California Davis

    x x x x x   x x   x x

Univ. of California Irvine

    x   x x x   x x   x x

Univ. of California Santa Barbara

x   x x x x x   x x   x x

Univ. of Cincinnati

x   x x x x x x x x i x x

Univ. of Iowa

x x x x x x i x x

Univ. of Nevada Las Vegas

x x x x x x x i x x

Univ. of North Texas

x x x x x x x x x

Univ. of Oregon

x   x x     x   x x   x x

Univ. of Victoria (Canada)

    x x x   x x x x   x x

Univ. of Washington Tacoma

    x   x       x x i x x

Washington State Univ.

i   i x x x x x x x i x x

Western Washington Univ.

  x x i x i x i x

Impacted Majors: Majors indicated with an "i" are "impacted majors", meaning that there may be higher or additional requirements for admission in those majors. Majors can become impacted without prior notice, and so it is good to check with the UTP universities on this when applying to them.

Majors:

  • AR - Architecture
  • AV - Aviation
  • BE - Business and/or Economics (including finance, accounting, and marketing)
  • ED - Education
  • EG - Engineering (including mechanical, electrical, civil, aerospace and other specialties)
  • FV - Film/Video
  • HS - Health Sciences (Medicine, Allied Health)
  • HO - Hospitality (Hotel Management, Events Management, Tourism, etc.)
  • HU - Humanities (Art, Communication, Journalism, Languages, Music, Philosophy, etc.)
  • IT - Information Technology/Computer Science
  • NR - Nursing
  • SM - Science & Mathematics (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, etc.)
  • SS - Social Sciences (Anthropology, Geography, History, Psychology, Sociology, etc.)

Conditions for Admission

University/Criteria CGA or DP* Degree or number of transferable credits required English/other class requirements Minimum GRCC GPA

American University

CGA

Associate Degree

E101 and E126/7/8 2.0

3.0

Arizona State University

CGA

90 transferable credits
36 transferable credits
+ HS diploma

90 cr: 2.5
36 cr: 3.0

Baylor University

CGA

45 transferable credits

45 transferable credits

2.5

California State University Northridge

CGA

90 credits preferred by not required

E101 and Math 106+

2.0

Central Washington University

CGA

Associate Degree

E101 and E126/7/8 3.0

2.0

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ

CGA

45 transferable credits and completion of a Transfer Admission Agreement

E101 2.0

2.0

Illinois Institute of Technology

CGA

45 transferable credits

E101 3.0 and Math 106+

3.5

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

CGA

Associate Degree or 90 transferable credits

E101 2.0

2.0

Johnson & Wales University

CGA

Associate Degree

E101 2.0

2.4

Montana State University

CGA

90 transferable credits

waived if 90 transferable credits

2.0

Northern Arizona University

CGA

36 transferable credits

E101 2.5

2.5

Oregon State University

CGA

90 transferable credits

E101 and Math 106+ both 2.0

2.25

Portland State University

CGA

90 transferable credits

E101, E126/7/8 2.0 if overall gpa 2.5

2.25

San Francisco State University

CGA

90 transferable credits

E101, Comm 100, Math 106+ or higher, and Phil &106 all 2.0

2.4

University of California, Davis

DP

90 transferable credits

E101, E126/7/8 and Math 106+ all 2.0 or higher

3.2

University of California, Irvine

DP

90 transferable credits

E101, E126/7/8 and Math 106+ all 2.0

3.5

University of California, Santa Barbara

DP

90 transferable credits

E101, E126/7/8 and Math 106+ all 2.0

3.5

University of Cincinnati

CGA

Associate Degree or 90 transferable credits

E101 2.0

2.0

University of Iowa

CGA

36 transferable credits

T80/17, I6.5/6.0.
T54-79 may qualify
for conditional admission

2.5

University of Nevada Las Vegas

CGA

Associate Degree or 90 transferable credits

E101 2.0,
Hotel Majors TOEFL 80
IELTS 6.5

2.5

University of North Texas

CGA

45 transferable credits

Associate Degree or E101, E126/7/8 3.0 (both courses)

2.0

University of Oregon

CGA

36 transferable credits

E101, E126/7/8 2.0

2.5

University of Victoria, Canada

CGA

45 transferable credits

E101

2.33

University of Washington, Tacoma

CGA

Associate Degree

E101 and E126/7/8 3.0, Math 97 pass

2.75

Washington State University

CGA

80 transferable credits

E101 and E126/7/8 3.0

2.5

Western Washington University

CGA

Associate Degree

E101 and E126/7/8 3.0

3.0

Notes:

  1. Conditional Guaranteed Admission (CGA) means admission is guaranteed if the conditions listed are fulfilled. A Designated Pathway (DP) means that the university has designated conditions by which admission is very likely, but not guaranteed, if the conditions are fulfilled.*
  2. English requirements - "T" = TOEFL; "I" = IELTS. E101 and E126/7/8 represent the two English composition courses that are generally taught by all colleges and universities in the US. Students must complete both of these classes to earn Associate Degrees in most majors, so they are not classes taken especially for admission to UTP partner schools. E101 is known at Green River as Engl&101. The English 126/7/8 are composition classes geared to humanities, social sciences and business/science respectively. Students would choose the right one for their majors.
  3. Conditions of admission - Each cooperating university issues its own admissions letter with its conditions clearly outlined therein. The conditions of admission indicated in the letters can change without notice, and take precedence over the information contained in this chart.
  4. Impacted majors Impacted majors are those in very popular fields where there are special admission requirements in addition to the guaranteed conditional admission requirements above. Architecture and nursing are often two such fields. Check the websites to see which majors are impacted, and what their special requirements are.
  5. Transferable credits - These refer to college-level courses which generally transfer to universities. Most but not all academic classes numbered 100 or higher transfer. Read 104 and Engl 100 are two commonly-taken GRCC courses numbered 100 or higher that do not transfer. Classes numbered lower than 100 are considered developmental courses and do not transfer. Most college students can earn 90 transferable quarters in two years, although they may need a summer quarter to do so.
  6. Associate Degree - This can mean Associate in Business Administration, Associate of Arts or Associate in Science.
  7. English composition courses - Engl &101 and one of English 126, 127 or 128, two classes in total, are the standard freshman and sophomore composition classes required by all US colleges and universities. English 126 is writing for humanities, 127 writing for social sciences, and 128 for science/engineering/business. Most international students take Engl 128.
  8. Minimum Green River gpa - The minimum gpa required to earn a GRCC Associate Degree is 2.0. Most international students do far better. In fall 2013, the median Green River international student gpa was 3.50.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will a University Transfer Pathyway letter or statement help me get a US student visa?

It may help, but the main purpose of the program is to help you plan your academic program in the US. You should be familiar with both Green River Community College and the university when you apply for a visa. Visas cannot be guaranteed.

Do I have to transfer to the university which issues me the letter?

No. You can transfer anywhere you want.

Will the UTP partner school contact me?

Yes. Green River will provide your contact information for the university to contact you.

How much does this program cost?

It's free.

Can I apply to a different UTP school later?

Yes. You can use UTP to transfer to any UTP partner school at anytime.