Pre-College & Basic Skills
Master Achiever Center (The MAC)
The Master Achiever Center (MAC) serves as an advising and transitions center for ABE, GED, ESOL, and I-BEST students. MAC advisors and staff provide academic advising, mentoring, encouragement and other support services to students, with the goal of increasing student success. MAC services are available at both the Auburn and Kent campuses. Students are welcome to drop in to either MAC location during office hours or to set up an appointment with an advisor in advance.
Have you registered for Winter Quarter yet? Classes start January 6th. Visit the MAC for help or with any questions.
What can we help you with?
- Ask questions.
- Explore education options and possibilities.
- Learn about useful services and resources at GRCC and beyond.
- Identify requirements for programs of interest to you.
- Create an education plan.
- Get help selecting and registering for classes.
- Clarify your education and career goals.
- Explore careers using online tools and resources.
- Identify the next steps to achieve your goals.
Financial aid and funding
- Explore funding options for programs and certificates.
- Receive FAFSA application assistance.
- Take advantage of scholarship application support.
Information sessions and events
- COMPASS test preparation
- Tutoring and resources at GRCC
- Scholarships and applications
- Next steps to move on to other programs
- Resume basics for job applications
Next Steps Planning
The MAC offers assistance, information, and guidance to students who are planning to transition on to other programs, especially those students in GED and ESOL classes. The key areas to ask about and discuss with a MAC advisor before you transition are:
1) Career Exploration - What types of careers are out there? What do I want to do? What skills and talents do I want to utilize? What training might be right for me?
2) Choosing a Program of Study - Do I want or need to get a specific certificate? Do I want to transfer to a university? What are the options at GRCC and how do I find out more about what's involved?
3) Determining Funding Options - How can I pay for classes? Are there scholarships, grants, or financial aid available to me? What are the deadlines for applying for these?
4) Registration for Classes - Are there specific CASAS scores I need to move on? Do I need to take the Compass? What classes will I start with? How and when can I register?
Start planning for your future today! Stop in or make an appointment in the MAC - we can help you explore options, navigate the steps you'll need to take, find resources to balance studying with your life outside of school, and reach your goals.
Careers and Programs of Study
Degrees and Certificates at GRCC - Education options, classes, and instructor contacts
Washington Career Bridge - Career information, job trends, and training programs
Check Out A College - Community and Technical Colleges in Washington
My Next Move - Career information and interest assessments
WOIS/The Career Information System - Career information and interest assessments
Career & Advising Center at GRCC - Career and education planning resources
Funding Options (Workforce Education, Financial Aid, Scholarships)
Workforce Education - Reduced or free tuition for qualifying students
Go2CollegeFree - Check your eligibility for Workforce Education funding
Financial Aid Office at GRCC - Information and links to applications
Financial Aid Student Portal - Check your status and view and accept awards
What is the GatorChoice card? - Useful questions and answers, plus vocabulary
GRCC Foundation Scholarships - Scholarships for GRCC tuition, books, and supplies
The WashBoard - Scholarship opportunities throughout Washington state
MALDEF Scholarship Resource - Scholarship opportunities for high school, college, and graduate students
Academics and Test Preparation
What is the COMPASS? - Questions and answers
COMPASS practice questions - Learn the format of the assessment
GED testing and preparation - What to expect and how to prepare
Assessment & Testing Center at GRCC - Information about services and hours of operation
Tutoring & Resources at GRCC - Help with math, writing, speaking, and other subjects
Holman Library - Find materials and information
Resources and Help at GRCC
Child Care Center - Fees are based on income and financial need
Counseling & Health Services - Supportive and confidential environment for students to address problems
Disability Support Services - Academic accommodations, equal opportunity, and accessibility for students with disabilities
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion - Leadership, social justice, and intellectural discourse on campus
Student Clubs & Organizations - Join multicultural, academic, and social groups
TRiO - Academic support services for eligible participants
Tutoring & Resources - Help with math, writing, speaking, and other subjects
Veterans Services - Resources and information for veterans
Women's Programs - Assistance, services, and resources for overcoming barriers
Fall 2013 - Upcoming MAC Workshops
More sessions coming soon!
MAC Office Assistant
I-BEST and Transitions Director
South King County Program Manager for Seattle Education Access
Fall 2013 Hours
Auburn Main Campus (RLC-123)
Friday: By Appointment
Kent Campus (KC-216)
Call: 253.833.9111 ext.2017
Stop In: RLC-123 Auburn Campus