"We are dedicated to delivering efficient, comprehensive and personalized service to the global community." - Admissions Staff
Admission at Green River is simple, fast and convenient. We offer four annual admission dates: fall, winter, spring, and summer. Admission deadlines are approximately one month prior to orientation for each month. See dates and deadlines.
Submit documents by email, mail, or fax - Please use only one method to send your documents.
Recommended: Transcript of records from last school attended, in English, sealed by school
Transfer students only: Transfer-In Form
Important! Send an e-mail to International@greenriver.edu with the student name, date of birth, amount of money and date wired.
After we receive your complete application with all required documents , an acceptance package will be created for you within two business days. This package contains a Green River acceptance letter and your I-20. Your I-20 is a very important document that confirms your acceptance as an international student in the U.S.
You are required to present the complete admissions package to the U.S. consulate in your home country. Keep your documents safe! If you lose any of your documents, please notify us immediately.
Before you make an appointment for an interview at the U.S. consular office nearest you, be sure to pay your SEVIS and visa fee online. The wait time for an interview varies from country to country. Check the US State Department website to learn about visa application preparation and how long you must wait for an interview.
As soon as you receive your F-1 visa, please let us know so that we can plan for your arrival. When you enter the U.S., you will need to show the immigration officer:
Please go to Arrival and Airport Pickup for more information.
*Interntional students transferring from other U.S. schools must present their most recent I-20 instead of a Green River I-20.
International students are required to have health insurance. They can buy it from the college for $270 per quarter.
International students can bring proof of their own health insurance from their home country. Proof of personal health insurance must be presented by the first day of the quarter, in English, and must show the following:
International students whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate proficiency in English before being admitted to the college academic program. Students who have not demonstrated proficiency are required to take classes in Green River's Intensive English Program.
English proficiency can be demonstrated by meeting any one of the following:
These additional English Proficiency measures are accepted:
Student visas are issued by U.S. Embassies and Consulates located outside the United States. The application process typically includes an interview with a consular official to determine the applicant's purpose of travel to the US. Most visa interviews are short (one to two minutes) and are conducted in English, so good preparation is essential. It is important that you plan your answers ahead of time and that you be completely honest and thorough. More on how to apply for a visa in your home country
Establish a strong personal motive to return to your country after you complete your course of study.
Show documents proving there is a valid source of funds, and explain clearly how they were obtained and/or will be obtained in the future.
Check for specific requirements in your home country. Typical documentation includes:
Examples of financial documents:
This might include:
Congratulations! Contact us to confirm your arrival plans.
Politely ask the consular official why the application was denied. Also ask when you may reapply for a visa. Then, contact your agent or Green River College. If the denial was based on a misunderstanding or on poor communication, the Green River official may be able to write a letter for you to present to the consular official during your second visa interview. Such a letter does not guarantee approval, but will serve to clarify points of possible misunderstanding.
If you have questions or concerns, please e-mail us