Winter Quarter
Issue No. 3
February 2007

Sarah Cunningham:
Alvin Tai:
Jessica Galan:

Help Center/Tutoring
Math Learning Center
Writing Center

Advising Schedule

  • Advisors will not be available on Friday, February 2
  • Alvin and Jessica will not be available on Wednesday, February 7. Sarah and Carla will be in the office to assist students.
  • The IP office will be closed on Thursday, February 8 for in-service day
  • If you need to see a specific advisor during these times, please plan ahead. Thank you!

Academic Student Registration

Registration Access Times are now available. Don't forget to check your registration time and plan your spring schedule now. Registration begins on February 12.

Schedule Planner is now available for spring quarter. Class schedules are also available in the IP office.

Academic Students: If you have a block on your registration, come to the IP office immediately to get the block removed so you can register for classes. Do not wait until the end of the quarter to take care of it!

First Quarter Academic Students: If you have NOT created a degree or transfer plan with your advisor, you need to schedule an advising appointment right away. If you did not attend a group advising session or an advising appointment with your advisor this quarter you will NOT be able to register for spring quarter!

Get Help with Your Taxes

If you are a student employee and need help with your income tax return, please see the information below on where to get assistance. Unfortunately, the advisors and staff in the IP office cannot assist students with income tax returns.

FREE Income Tax Return Assistance - locations listed below

  • Auburn Valley YMCA
    1620 Perimeter Road SW
    Assistance available through April 15 on Tuesdays, 5:00-8:00 pm and Saturdays, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, no appointment necessary
  • Maple Valley Food Bank
    21415 Maple Valley Highway
    Assistance available through April 15 on Wednesdays, 5:00-8:00 pm, no appointment necessary
  • Federal Way Multi Service Center
    1200 S. 336th Street, 206-315-8722
    Assistance available through April 15 on Wednesdays, 5:00-8:00 pm and Thursdays, 5:00-8:00 pm, no appointment necessary

Click here to find out what you need to bring with you.

Transfer Information

Important Update - Change to the UW Business Requirements
All UW Business prerequisites must be completed by the end of spring quarter for fall admission. You can no longer finish these courses during summer quarter. If you are currently planning to finish these courses in summer quarter, please meet with an advisor right away. We will either change your plan or assist you in getting an exception from the UW.

UW Business Information Session
A representative from the UW Business school will be on campus to answer all your questions about their admission process. This is a very important and informative session for all students interested in applying the the UW Business school.

  • February 8 (in-service day-no classes), 10:00-11:00 am, TC 208

New Process for Updating Your Address

It is no longer necessary to come to the IP office to change your address if you move. You may now update your address online, using Online Services. You will need to use your student ID and PIN. Please be sure to update your email and phone numbers as well!

If you are moving from a host family, homeshare, or CCA, please email the Housing office to let them know: (

New Advisor

We are excited to announce that we have hired John Tankersley as our new full time advisor! John will start in February and will become the advisor for all students from Japan.

Dear Students,

I'm excited to be moving to Auburn and working at a wonderful college like Green River. I'm from Tennessee, but I have lived in California, Poland, and Japan. I look forward to meeting everyone very soon!


Job Opening

International Programs Student Receptionist

You must meet the following requirements to apply:

  • Current academic student in good academic standing
  • Must be a GRCC student for at least one more year and intend to stay through spring quarter 2008
  • Good computer and phone skills
  • Enjoy meeting and working with people
  • Customer service experience helpful, but not required

Applications and a more detailed job description will be available in the IP Office at the front desk. (Please do not call for information)

All applications are due on Monday, February 5 by 5:00 pm.

Activities and Volunteering

Ice Skating
Saturday, February 10, 12:45-5:00 pm
$10 student, $20 non-students: price includes admission, transportation, skate rental, food and drink. Sign up in Student Programs

Chinese New Year Celebration
February 21, 1:00, Commons (or the Main Dining Area of the LSC if it rains)
FREE Lion Dance and Kung Fu performance

Piano Concert
February 23, 1:00-2:00, Rehearsal Room of the Performing Arts Building
FREE, sign up in Student Programs
Still looking for pianists: Contact Yuki at (

ISA Talk for Valentine's Day
Send a love letter or thank you note to someone special. Your note will be in the next ISA Talk.
Check out the latest ISA Talk or contact Yuki at ( for more information on how to submit your letter.
All letters must be submitted by February 7 at 4:00 pm in Student Programs

Visit the GRCC Events Calendar for more activities and events.

Contact Information

Phone: (253) 288-3300
Fax: (253) 931-6346
Address: Green River Community College
International Programs
12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA 98092-3699