Academics

Kent Student Affairs and Resources

Green River Student Affairs and Resources is fully committed to seeing students excel both academically and socially. Although education is our primary focus, we believe students grow and develop by challenging themselves. This is accomplished not only through academics, but also through college programs, activities and other co-curricular experiences. 


 

Testing

The Kent Campus offers:

  • WAMAP: Math assessment
  • College Success: English and reading assessment
  • Proctored testing services for Green River students
  • Proctored testing services for student from other colleges
  • Spelling Test for Green River students (required by some courses)

Testing at the Kent Campus is done by appointment only during our business hours. Please call in advance to check for availability.

The WAMAP Math Assessment

Math placement can achieved through online Math Entrance exams using the Washington Mathmatics Assessment and Placement (WAMAP) testing platform.

This test requires a pre-test to determine placement. This pretest must be completed before you make a testing appointment at the Kent Campus. For instructions, please click here. When you call to make your WAMAP appointment, we will ask for the pre-test results. 

Testing Fee: $10.00

Required when you arrive to test:

  • A physical copy of photo ID
  • If the test is being taken with intent to become a Green River student, a Green River student ID number is required. This can be obtained by applying for admissions online
  • $10.00 for the testing fee
  • Completion of the WAMAP pretest and the results.
  • Please note that no celluar phones, electronic devices, and additional materials (purses, backpacks, etc.) are not allowed in our testing room. All items must be surrendered for safe storage while the test is being completed.

Note: We provide appropriate calculators (except for testers testing below Math 070), pencils, and scratch paper for all testers. 

Retake Policy: There is a seat waiting period of 1 day, 30 days, and 90 days between attempts at each level.

  • Between the initial test and the 1st retake of that level, there is a 1 day waiting period.
  • Between retake 1 and retake 2, there is a 30 day waiting period.
  • Between retake 2 and retake 3, and any additional retakes, there is a 90 day waiting period.

The College Success English Assessment

Placement in English and reading can be determined through an assessment called College Success. To practice for College Success, students are encouraged to take the sample exam online

Testing Fee: $10.00

Required when you arrive to test:

  • A physical copy of photo ID
  • If the test is being taken with intent to become a Green River student, a Green River student ID number is required. This can be obtained by applying for admissions online
  • $10.00 for the testing fee
  • Please note that no celluar phones, electronic devices, and additional materials (purses, backpacks, etc.) are not allowed in our testing room. All items must be surrendered for safe storage while the test is being completed.

Retake Policy: There is a seat waiting period of 1 day, 30 days, and 90 days between attempts.

  • Between the initial test and the 1st retake, there is a 1 day waiting period.
  • Between retake 1 and retake 2, there is a 30 day waiting period.
  • Between retake 2 and retake 3, and any additional retakes, there is a 90 day waiting period.

Proctored Testing for Green River Students 

Many Green River instructors arrange for students to take their tests in the Kent Campus Testing Center rather than in the classroom. If your instructor plans to use the Testing Center, he or she will need to send the test to the Kent Campus front desk. Once your test has arrived at the Kent Campus you may schedule an appointment to take your test.

Proctored Tests for Students of Other Colleges

If you are taking a distance-ed or  online course through another college and need a site to proctor an exam, we are happy to meet your proctoring needs. There is a testing fee of $25.00, payable to Green River College (payment is collected at the front desk prior to testing). Please call (253) 856-9595 ext. 5000 to make an appointment or for more information.

ESOL and Transistional Studies Advising

Pre-College & Basic Skills

Are you interested in:

  • earning a high school diploma or preparing to test for an equivalent?
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)?
  • basic skills courses to bring skills up to college level?

At Green River College Kent Campus, we have a specialized advisor on site to serve you!

Please bring photo ID for meeting with the advisor. If you are not an ESOL student, you will also need to apply for admissions prior to your visit. 

You can meet with an advisor 5 days a week on Kent Campus:

  • Monday: 9:30 a.m. through 8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. through 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

No appointment is required - just walk in during advising hours!

Zulfiya Kadimova 
Program Assistant
zkadimova@greenriver.edu

Our advisor can also be reached by phone during the above times - (253) 856-9595 ext. 2323

For more information about the programs Green River college offers, please explore the Pre-College & Basic Skills page.

Academic Advising for Transfer and Professional Technical Programs

Academic Advising for Transfer and Professional Technical Programs

Need to meet with a Green River academic advisor for college classes? Green River College Kent campus offers general academic advising for college classes from transfer degrees to professional technical programs. 

  • Program requirements
  • Pre-requisite infomration for majors at universities
  • Transfer information
  • Registration
  • Career Planning/Strong Interest Inventory
  • SOAR (New Student) Orientation
  • General information regarding Green River programs

The educational planning process will help you to:

  • Identify and evaluate your academic skills and interests
  • Develop realistic educational plans
  • Interpret institutional and program requirements
  • Interpret requirements for transfer to 4-year institutions

Transfer advising is designed to prepare students for a successful transition to a four-year college or university. Our goal is to provide you with the advising tools and resources that are necessary for navigating the transfer process. If you intend to transfer to a university, the transfer advisors (along with the College Transfer Center) can offer you the following:

  • Overview of the transfer timeline and process from exploring majors to university transfer
  • Resources and information (university websites, course equivalency guides, and admissions deadlines)
  • Calendar of university and Green River transfer events, including transfer fairs and workshops

See a list of our current of Transfer Degrees.

The services provided:

  • Unofffical transcript evaluation
  • Development of an academic plan ot complete your educational goal
  • Interpretation of placement test (WAMAP and College Success)
  • Referral to college and community resources

You can meet with an advisor 5 days a week on Kent Campus:

  • Monday: 8:00 a.m. through 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. through 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 


V. Tina Christian, MSW
Educational Planner
vchristian@greenriver.edu


Call to schedule an appointment today! (253) 856-9595 ext. 5000

BAS in Information Technology / Marketing & Entrepreneurship

BAS in Information Technology:

Information coming soon!

BAS in Marketing and Entrepreneurship:

Request a meeting to learn more about the Bachelor of Applied Science in Marketing & Entrepreneurship at Green River College - Kent Campus. Our hybrid program features classes just one night a week and is designed to be completed in as little as 18 months. The program manager provides one-on-one advising services to understand individual interests and goals, and can help create a solid game plan to start each student on the path to success. 

Leanna Patricio
Program Manager
lpatricio@greenriver.edu

Bookstore

The College bookstore, the Paper Tree, provides book sales for classes held on Kent Campus during the four days of each academic quarter except Summer quarter, during which they are only on Kent Campus for two days. Be sure to check with the front desk staff - hours and days may vary from quarter to quarter.

You can also order your books from the Paper Tree online bookstore. Book Buy-Back is available only on Main Campus in Auburn during the week of finals. 

Tutoring and Resource Center

The Kent Campus offers free tutoring to currently enrolled Green River College students! No appointment necessary, just drop in during scheduled tutoring hours! Watch for the schedule to be posted on campus.