Academics

Kent Student Affairs & Resources

Green River Student Affairs and Retention 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:

  • Compass Assessment Testing
  • Proctored testing services for Green River students
  • Proctored testing services for student from other colleges

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

The Compass Assessment Test

The Compass is a computerized assessment given to all new students. The purpose of having our students take the Compass test is to ensure that they begin college taking classes that are appropriate for their academic skill level. This is not a test that is passed or failed - it simply evaluates abilities and give students a place to start their education!

Tips, Suggestions, and More:

  • Familiarize yourself with the format of the Compass assessment by going online and try some sample questions.
  • There are also multiple copies of the book "Chart your success on the Compass test" available for check out in the Holman Library. The call number is 378.1662 C734c 2006
  • If you feel you need some practice before taking the math section of the Compass, try our Sample Entrance Exams. Here you will find problems pertinent to each of our math class levels (Math 070, Math 072, Math 097, Math 102, and Math 124). Please note that each Entrance Exam Sample contains prerequisite material for that course. For example, the Math 070 Entrance Exam Sample includes topics covered in courses prior to Math 70.

BEFORE you make your appointment to take the Compass, be sure you have completed the following:

  1. Fill out an application for admission online (the $20 non-refundable fee can be paid along with the COMPASS fee)
  2. Bring your Student ID number (SID) and a picture ID to the front desk of Kent Campus - we do our testing behind the counter.
  3. Pay the $20 Compass testing fee -(retakes are $10 a section, never more than $20)
  4. Take the Compass- this assessment is not timed but allow around 1.5 to 2 hours for test taking.
  5. Receive your scores -upon completion of the Compass one of our front desk staff will be happy to review your scores with you and explain your placement in core Reading/Writing/Math classes. Then we will sign you up to meet with an advisor to further review these scores and learn how to register for classes!

Note! We do provide basic calculators, however, you are encouraged to bring your own calculator as long as it meets ACT guidelines.

Reassessment:If you think your Compass placement scores do not accurately reflect your academic ability, you may retake the Compass test. Reading and Writing retakes are limited to once per calendar quarter (Jan-Mar, April-June, July-Sept, Oct-Dec). There is no limit on Math retakes. You will be required to pay a retake fee of $10 per section/$20 maximum.

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 Kent Campus. Once your test has arrived at the Kent Campus you may schedule an appointment to take your test.

Proctored Tests

If you are taking a distance-ed or online course through another college and need a site to proctor your exam, we are happy to meet your needs! There is a testing fee of $25.00, payable to Green River Community College (payment is collected at the front desk prior to testing). Please call (253) 833-9111 ext. 5000 to make an appointment or for more information.

Advising

The Advisers at the Kent Campus offer career and education planning resources for current and prospective students, alumni and community members. We look forward to meeting you in person.

Educational Planning Services

Career Planning Services

Types of advising available at Kent Campus:

  • Educational Planning for Credit Students -  advisor Tina Christian
  • Educational Advising for Pre-College & Basic Students (ABE, GED® Prep ClassesESOL, I-Best) - (on a limited basis) advisor Leslie McNelius
    • For more information about advising available in these areas at Kent Campus, please review our flier!
  • Career & Strong Interest Inventory Workshops - check our calendar
  • Transfer Fairs (for those interested in transferring to a 4-year institution) - check our calendar
     

Contact us to make an appointment with one of the above advisors:

Call.

If you need assistance, please call the number shown below.

(253) 856-9595, ext. 5000

Email.

You can send the Career & Advising Center (on main campus in Auburn) an email by using the link below.

Send an email.

Visit.

Come see us on the Kent Campus - please check-in at our Front Desk.

417 Ramsay Way, Ste 112

Kent, WA 98032

Making your way here

Library

There is no college library available on Kent Campus. However, we are located just across the street from the King County Kent Public Library and have access to many of the services available from the Holman Library on main Auburn campus.

If you need a book from the Holman Library, requested materials can be delivered to Kent campus and picked up at the front desk (staff is happy to help you should you have any questions about this process). Also, you can also  access the electronic resources available at the Holman Library via remote access on the Kent Campus - go to Services for Remote Students for more information.

Money for College

Paying for college is a challenge for most students. We can help. Green River provides the following funding options to help eligible students with their college expenses.

Start the Process Today! 
If you have questions about these programs or need help filling out the forms, call us today. We want to help you get the money you need to pay for your college education.

Learn more

Bookstore

The college bookstore (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 & Resource Center

The Kent Campus offers FREE TUTORING to currently enrolled Green River Community College students! No appointment necessary, just drop in.

Our Tutoring and Resource Center is located in room 271. All tutoring is in 271, unless otherwise noted.

The new tutoring schedule for summer is coming soon!