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Green River College International Programs

High School Completion Plus

Indira Pranabudi - Indonesia

“I always wanted to go to college in the U.S. An agency in Indonesia told me that I could finish high school and go to college at the same time” ...more

  • Indira Pranabudi Indonesia
  • Transferred to: Brown University
  • Major: Computer Science
So-Dam Hong - South Korea

“I heard that I could finish high school and get college credits at the same time in Washington State. So then it came down to a choice between two community colleges, and I chose Green River ” ...more

  • So-Dam Hong South Korea
  • Transferred to: William and Mary
  • Major: International Relations

Receive dual credit for both a high school diploma and a two-year college associate degree.

In Washington State, qualified high school students can skip up to two years of high school, take college classes at a community college, and receive dual credit for both a high school diploma and a two-year college associate degree. International students must finish at least 10th Grade (Year 1) of high school before attending Green River College, although finishing 11th Grade (Year 2) is highly recommended. Students can save one or two years in earning their bachelor's degrees. Extra time will be needed if students do not have TOEFL 61 or IELTS 5.5 and must start in Intensive ESL.

Get a Washington State high school diploma plus earn transferable university credit at the same time. Take classes that count for both high school and university transfer!

Earn two degrees for the price and time of one. Graduate in just two years with a high school diploma plus a university transfer associate degree. Program typically requires no additional time.*

Enter college before completing high school and graduate from university at least one year earlier than your high school classmates.

*Depending on assessment and placement, students may need to take non-transferable, developmental classes. Students may also need to take a non-transferable class to complete the Culminating Project requirement.

Timeline for Dual Degree Options

Age 16 (High School Plus)

Finish 10th grade in home country and the come to Green River for High School Completion Plus.

  • Age 15

    10th Grade in home country

  • Age 16

    Green River College  year 1

  • Age 17

    Green River College year 2 (High School Diploma and Associate Degree)

  • Age 18

    University year 1

  • Age 19

    University year 2 (Bachelor's Degree)

Age 17 (High School Plus)

Finish 10th and 11th grade in home country and then come to Green River for High School Completion Plus.

  • Age 15

    10th Grade in home country

  • Age 16

    11th Grade in home country

  • Age 17

    Green River College year 1

  • Age 18

    Green River College year 2 (High School Diploma and Associate Degree)

  • Age 19

    University year 1

  • Age 20

    University year 2 (Bachelor's Degree)

Age 18 (No High School Plus)

Come to Green River after high school for our 2 + 2 University Transfer program.

  • Age 15

    10th Grade in home country

  • Age 16

    11th Grade in home country

  • Age 17

    12th Grade in home country (High School Diploma)

  • Age 18

    Green River College year 1

  • Age 19

    Green River College year 2 (Associate Degree)

  • Age 20

    University year 1

  • Age 21

    University year 2 (Bachelor's Degree)

Program Information

Who Takes Green River's International High School Completion Program?

  • Students who haven't yet finished high school and want to start their college study in the US.
  • High school exchange students studying in the US, Canada, Australia, the UK or New Zealand who want to continue their education in the US.
  • Students who don't want to spend their final year studying for their national university entrance exams and prefer to study in the US.

How Does the High School Plus Program Work?

Students must complete all remaining course requirements set by the State of Washington for a high school diploma as well as the following additional requirements:

  • Transcript Evaluation: Student must submit high school transcripts translated into English. Our High School Plus evaluators assess your transcripts and let you know how many classes you will need to complete at Green River to get your high school diploma. Most students can fulfill high school requirements by completing six classes.
  • English Proficiency: High School Plus classes are academic classes. You must meet English proficiency requirements in order to begin academic classes.
  • Academic Planning: Upon meeting the English proficiency requirements, you work with your assigned international student advisor to develop an individual academic plan. This plan includes the classes you need for High School Completion and University Transfer
  • Graduation: After completing the program requirements you apply for graduation and receive a Washington State High School Diploma.
  • Transfer to Universities: Academic advisors assist in class selection and university transfer planning to top US universities.

Program Eligibility

  • Applicants must be a minimum of 16 years of age.
  • Students are not eligible if they already completed high school and received a diploma in their home country or the U.S.

Admission

High School Completion students should follow the same Admissions guidelines. See Admissions. In addition, applicants should submit a transcript of any high school attending including 9th grade.

English Proficiency

All students need to demonstrate eligibility for academic classes.

Students qualify for direct admission into our academic program if they meet one our approved English Proficiency requirements: TOEFL 61/173/500, IELTS of 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0, or academic placement on Green River's English placement test. For more information go to English Proficiency Requirements for Academic Programs.

US high school exchange students who provide their US high school transcripts prior to orientation are eligible to take our academic placement test.

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