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. 



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 his or her academic skill level. This is not a test that is passed or failed - it will simply evaluate your abilities and give you a place to start your 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! 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 services for Green River students 

Many Green River instructors arrange for students to take their tests in the Kent Campus - Assessment & 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.


The Advising Center at the Kent Campus offers 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

Educational Planners at GRCC provide academic and professional/technical advising. The educational planning process will help you develop educational plans, interpret program requirements, choose a program of study, and/or plan for transfer to a 4-year institution.

Career Planning Services

Career Planners at GRCC assist students in discovering and clarifying career goals and linking them with educational and training programs. Students may take career interest assessments, explore labor market information, and obtain help in preparing their resume, planning their job search, and practicing interview skills.

Contact Us to make an appointment:


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

(253) 856-9595, ext. 5000


You can send the Career & Advising Center an email by using the link below.

Send an email.


We are located at Kent Station in Kent.  Please check-in at our Front Desk.

417 Ramsay Way, Ste 112

Kent, WA 98032

Making your way here


There is no college library available on Kent Campus. However, we are located just down the street (without a 2 minute walk) of the Kent Public Library.

If needed, students can have full access to the Holman Library via remote access. Requested materials can also be delivered to the Kent Campus and can be picked up at the Kent Campus front desk (staff is happy to help you).

Go to Services for Remote Students

Need Money for College?

Learn more about Financial Aid.

Paper Tree Bookstore

The Paper Tree Bookstore on Kent Campus

The college bookstore (Paper Tree) provides book sales for classes held on Kent Campus during the first week of each academic quarter. 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 always available on Main Campus in Auburn during the week of finals.

NEW! Tutoring

NEW! Tutoring on Kent Campus

We now offer FREE tutoring for currently enrolled Green River Community College students on Kent campus! The tutoring schedule is as follows:


10:00-2pm Monday and Thursday 

Anatomy Physiology & Biology

10:00-12pm Wednesday

11:30-12:30pm Tuesday


10:00-12pm Wednesday

11:30-12:30pm Tuesday

Come meet our tutors during their scheduled times in Room 271! Room 271 is also available as a group study space for students as available - please see the front desk to make a reservation.