Student Services at Green River Kent Campus

Student Services and Retention is fully committed to seeing students excel both academically and socially. Although education is the primary focus, we believe students grow and develop by challenging themselves, not only through academics, but also through college programs, activities and other co-curricular experiences.



Assessment & Testing The Kent Campus offers the Compass Assessment and proctored testing services for Green River students and student from other colleges. Testing at the Kent Campus is done by appointment during our business hours.

Location and Scheduling

Testing services are available at all of Green River's 3 campus locations: Main Campus: (drop-ins are welcome) Kent Campus: Due to limited space, appointments required, for an appointment, call (253) 833-9111 ext. 5000. Enumclaw Campus: Due to limited space, appointments required, for an appointment, call (253) 288-3400.


The COMPASS is a computerized assessment given to all new students. The purpose of COMPASS is to ensure that every student is placed in English and math classes that are appropriate for his or her academic skill level.

§  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.

Steps to taking the COMPASS

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 Testing Center (see the locations and hours listed below).

3.       Pay the $20 application and $20 COMPASS and fees.

4.       Take COMPASS. This assessment is not timed but allow 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.

5.       Receive your scores. Upon completion of the COMPASS you will be connected with an entry advisor to receive your scores and learn about your next steps.

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 COMPASS. 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.

Location and Hours

You may take COMPASS at any of our 3 campus locations:

Main Campus: (drop-ins are welcome)

July 2nd thru September 1st

Monday and Tuesday

8am to 7pm

Wednesday and Thursday 

8am to 5pm


9am to 12pm

Saturday and Sunday


 Kent Campus: (by appointment only)

July 2nd thru August 16th

Monday thru Thursday

7:30am to 7:30pm


7:30am to 5pm

Saturday and Sunday


 For an appointment, call (253) 833-9111 ext. 5000.

 Enumclaw Campus: (by appointment only)

July 2nd thru August 16th

Monday thru Thursday

8am to 8pm

Friday, Saturday and Sunday


 For an appointment, call (253) 288-3400.

Taking GRCC Exams at Kent Campus

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 will do this for you. The fee is $25.00, payable at the Green River Community College. 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


Students at the Kent Campus have full access to the Holman Library via remote access. Requested materials can also be delivered to the Kent Campus.

Go to Services for Remote Students

Need Money for College?

Learn more about Financial Aid.

Paper Tree Bookstore

The college bookstore (Paper Tree) provides book sales for classes held in Enumclaw during the first week of each academic quarter, Monday – Thursday from 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. You can also order your books from the Paper Tree online bookstore.

Book-Buy Back will be available in Main Campus in Auburn during finals week.