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Home Issue No 43 | Spring Quarter | May/June 2010


Important Information for our Students


Greetings Prospective Student,

All the information in this section is designed to assist you in your transition to Green River College. You will find important dates, some excellent reasons for attending and a chance to win a gift certificate.

Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions... Looking forward to meeting you soon at GRCC!

Michael McIntyre
Educational Planner & Student Advisor, International Programs

Important Dates

Spring Quarter: March through June 2010
Classes end June 14, 2010
Summer Quarter: June through August 2010
Housing move-in date June 16, 2010
Orientation and testing begins June 17, 2010
Classes start June 21, 2010
Classes end August 12, 2010
Fall Quarter: September through December 2010
Housing move-in date Sept 8 & 9, 2010
Orientation and testing begins Sept 10, 2010
Classes start Sept 20, 2010
Classes end Dec. 9, 2010

University of Washington President Featured Speaker at GRCC Graduation

University of Washington President Mark Emmert will be Green River's Graduation Speaker. This will be particularly special event since President Emmert is a Green River alumna.

President Emmert attended Green River from 1971 to 1973 before transferring to the UW where he graduated with a degree in political science in 1975. Emmert became the 30th president of the UW in 2004

Five Excellent Reasons to Begin at Green River

  1. Nearly 30% of students graduating from the University of Washington and the University of California started at a Community College?
  2. Research shows that students from a community college do just as well academically or even better than students who began at a university right out of college.
  3. There is a greater focus on instruction. The average class size at GRCC is 30 while many of the freshman classes at the university are up to 700 students. Green River professors appreciate the smaller class sizes and engaging learning environment.
  4. Attending Green River before transferring to complete a bachelor’s degree can save a student thousands of dollars.
  5. There are five full-time transfer specialists to ensure a smooth transition to a university for all Green River international students. Individual meetings with your advisor, transfer workshops and individual meetings with university representatives are all available to help you determine the best course of study and university for you.

Questions for the student advisor – Win $25.00 Amazon Gift Certificate

Send a question about Green River Community College. The best question of the month wins a $25.00 gift certificate at Send questions to

Green River Staff in Your Country

Geoff Moody
Indonesia: May 1-10
Leo Harten Leo Harten
Our Recruitment Representative, is currently living in Indonesia. If you would like Leo to assist you with any promotional activities, please let us know. 

Let us Know How We Can Help

We are committed to delivering outstanding personal service to our students. We need your help to continually improve. Please send me your comments and let us know how we can better serve you:

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