Future Students

Future Students

It's easy to get started today

Are you new to Green River College or returning after some time away? Learn how you can take that next step and become a Green River student today. Green River offers tours, program information sessions and various workshops to give you a clear view of what is offered at Green River. If you have questions during this process a Getting Started Specialist in the Welcome Center would be happy to help. Stop by ZWC, call us at (253) 333-6001, or email gettingstarted@greenriver.edu.

First Time Green River Student

Funding

1. Determine your funding

  • Find all options for funding your education at greenriver.edu/moneyforcollege, including the STEP payment plan, Veterans benefits, WASFA, and Workforce Education.
  • Financial aid priority deadlines: fall (March 15), winter (October 15), spring (January 15), summer (April 15). A complete application requires:
  • Questions? Contact Financial Aid at (253) 833-9111, Ext. 2449 or finaid@greenriver.edu.
Admissions

2. Admission

Course Placement

3. Determine your course placement

  • Course placement can be determined through various means including high school coursework or assessments, college level coursework, and placement assessments visit greenriver.edu/placement for more information including preparation resources.
  • Placement assessments are available on a drop-in basis at the Welcome Center and by appointment at the Enumclaw or Kent Campus. Find more information at greenriver.edu/testing.
  • Questions? Contact the Welcome Center at (253) 333-6000 or gettingstarted@greenriver.edu.
Advising and Registration

4. Complete advising and registration

  • All students new to Green River must complete Student Orientation to Advising and Registration (SOAR). SOAR sessions are available in-person and online; visit www.greenriver.edu/soar for more information and to sign up.
  • Questions? Contact the Welcome Center at (253) 333-6000 or gettingstarted@greenriver.edu.
Confirm Online

5. Confirm online

  • View your schedule to confirm your official registration record.
  • Remove yourself from any unwanted class waitlists.
  • Confirm tuition and fees are paid in full OR your funding source is in place.
  • Check your Green River student e-mail on a regular basis.

Returning Green River Students

 

Funding

 

1. Determine your funding

  • Find all options for funding your education at greenriver.edu/moneyforcollege, including the STEP payment plan, Veterans benefits, WASFA, and Workforce Education.
  • Financial aid priority deadlines: fall (March 15), winter (October 15), spring (January 15), summer (April 15). A complete application requires:
  • Questions? Contact Financial Aid at (253) 833-9111, Ext. 2449 or finaid@greenriver.edu.
Admissions

 

2. Re-apply for Admissions by calling Enrollment Services

  • Call Enrollment Services at (253) 833-9111 ext. 2500 or stop by the office on the 2nd floor of the SA building.
  • Activate your required student email account at: greenriver.edu/student-emailAll Green River communication will be sent to your Green River student e-mail account.
  • Questions? Call Enrollment Services at (253) 833-9111, ext. 2500 or EnrollmentServices@greenriver.edu.
Course Placement

 

3. Determine your course placement

  • If you have attended other colleges or universities and would like to use those credits at Green River, you must request official transcripts from the other colleges or universities attended to be sent to Green River. Transcripts can be sent to: Enrollment Services - 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn, WA 98092-3622.
  • Submit a Transcript Evaluation Request form to Enrollment Services. Results will be emailed to your Green River student email in approximately four weeks.
  • Returning students may need to reestablish course eligibility if they did not receive credit for an English or math class or if it has been more than 2 years since initial placement was determined.
    • Course placement can be determined through various means including high school coursework or assessments, college level coursework, and placement assessments visit greenriver.edu/placement for more information including preparation resources.
    • Placement assessments are available on a drop-in basis at the Welcome Center and by appointment at the Enumclaw or Kent Campus. Find more information at greenriver.edu/testing.
  • Questions? Contact the Welcome Center at (253) 333-6000 or gettingstarted@greenriver.edu.
Advising and Registration

 

4. Complete advising and registration

Confirm Online

 

5. Confirm online

  • View your schedule to confirm your official registration record.
  • Remove yourself from any unwanted class waitlists.
  • Confirm tuition and fees are paid in full OR your funding source is in place.
  • Check your Green River student e-mail on a regular basis.

Incoming Transfer Students

Funding  

1. Determine your funding

  • Find all options for funding your education at greenriver.edu/moneyforcollege, including the STEP payment plan, Veterans benefits, WASFA, and Workforce Education.
  • Financial aid priority deadlines: fall (March 15), winter (October 15), spring (January 15), summer (April 15). A complete application requires:
  • Questions? Contact Financial Aid at (253) 833-9111, Ext. 2449 or finaid@greenriver.edu.
Admissions  

2.Apply for Admissions

  • Call Enrollment Services at (253) 833-9111 ext. 2500 or stop by the office on the 2nd floor of the SA building.
  • Activate your required student email account at: greenriver.edu/student-emailAll Green River communication will be sent to your Green River student e-mail account.
  • Questions? Call Enrollment Services at (253) 833-9111, ext. 2500 or EnrollmentServices@greenriver.edu.
Course Placement  

3. Determine your course placement

  • If you have attended other colleges or universities and would like to use those credits at Green River, you must request official transcripts from the other colleges or universities attended to be sent to Green River. Transcripts can be sent to: Enrollment Services - 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn, WA 98092-3622.
  • Submit a Transcript Evaluation Request form to Enrollment Services. Results will be emailed to your Green River student email in approximately four weeks.
  • Request and print an unoffical copy of your transcript and connect with a Getting Started Specialist in the Welcome Center. Getting Started specialists are available on a drop-in basis during the Welcome Center's open hours.
  • Transfer students may need to establish course eligibility if they did not receive credit for an English or math class.
    • Course placement can be determined through various means including high school coursework or assessments, and placement assessments visit greenriver.edu/placement for more information including preparation resources.
    • Placement assessments are available on a drop-in basis at the Welcome Center and by appointment at the Enumclaw or Kent Campus. Find more information at greenriver.edu/testing.
  • Questions? Contact the Welcome Center at (253) 333-6000 or gettingstarted@greenriver.edu.
Advising and Registration  

4. Complete advising and registration

  • All students transferring to Green River must complete Student Orientation to Advising and Registration. SOAR sessions are available online for transfer students. If you prefer to do an in-person SOAR, contact the Welcome Center at (253) 333-6000.
  • To access online SOAR, use your Green River student email to send a message to soar@greenriver.edu. Include: your name, Student ID#, and the reason for taking online SOAR (transferring to Green River).
  • Complete online SOAR and pass the quiz at the end to receive your PIN number in your Green River student email.
  • Once you complete online SOAR and have your PIN number, you are able to register for classes.
  • If you need additional advising assistance you can make an appointment with an advisor in the Career and Advising Center, (253) 833-9111 ext. 2641
Confirm Online  

5. Confirm online

  • View your schedule to confirm your official registration record.
  • Remove yourself from any unwanted class waitlists.
  • Confirm tuition and fees are paid in full OR your funding source is in place.
  • Check your Green River student e-mail on a regular basis.

Running Start and Dual Credit Options

Earn College Credits While in High School

Your high school may offer college-level courses. The credit you earn in these classes may be transferable to a degree program at Green River. Ask your high school counselor for more information.

Questions? Call us at (253) 833-9111 ext. 2674 or send an e-mail to us.

Running Start

Earn high school and college credit simultaneously. Eligible juniors and seniors, enrolled through a public high school district may take college level credit, tuition free. Participants can attend the college full or part-time, enrolling in both transfer oriented and Career and Technical classes. Most classes that take a year to finish in the high school can be completed in just one quarter at the college. For more information visit the Running Start Website.

Tech Prep

Enter the workforce with solid academic and technical skills You can get a head start on your future and begin to prepare for a career when you take Tech Prep courses such as accounting, automotive, business, carpentry health care, and visual communications at your high school. If you receive a B or better in these classes, you can receive college credit from Green River. For more information, see your high school career counselor or complete the transcription request form.

College in the High School

Earn college credits in your high school class where available. Classes are designated as College in the High School and go at the pace of your normal high school year. Students may choose to register for the College in the High School class and pay a reduced tuition amount and classes appear on your Green River College transcript at the end of the term. Ask your high school counselor about Green River College in the High School availability at your school. You may also email with questions about availability.

Pre-College & Basic Skills

Pre-College and Basic Skills classes prepare students for college. Classes are offered for people who want to improve their English language, reading, writing, and math skills and/or finish high school.

For more information about Pre-College & Basic Skills, call (253) 833-9111, ext. 2315 or visit the Pre-College & Basic Skills Website.

International Students

Students who are living in another country and wish to study at Green River.

For more information go to the International Programs Website.

Continuing and Community Education

At Green River, we don't believe education stops with getting a degree. We really believe learning is a lifelong process. That's why we offer continuing education programs for everyone.