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Home Issue No 48 | Fall Quarter | November/December 2010


Important Information for our Students


Greetings Prospective Student,

Information in this section is designed to assist your transition to Green River Community College. You will find information on important dates, advanced registration for classes, a question of the month, and dates you can meet with staff when they are in your country

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 Information

Important Dates

Fall Quarter: September through December 2010
Classes end Dec. 9, 2010
Winter Quarter: December through March 2011
Housing move-in date December 27, 2010
Orientation and testing December 28, 2010
Classes start January 3, 2011
Classes end March 18, 2011

Take Advantage of Early Registration for Academic Classes

Green River, like most colleges in the US, is experiencing high enrollment. It is more important than ever for international students take advantage of the opportunity to register as early as possible for academic classes.

Students who submit proof of academic English Proficiency are eligible for early registration for academic classes. You can take advantage of this opportunity by letting us know if you have taken TOEFL, IELTS or any of the accepted proof of proficiency as listed on our web site: As soon as we receive proof of English proficiency, our advisors will register you for classes for your first quarter at GRCC. You will have your classes before arriving at GRCC!

Question of the Month. Answers to questions from prospective international students:

Every month the college receives questions from prospective students around the world. A new feature in the newsletter will be the “Question of the Month”. This month’s question is:

What activities are available for International Students?


The higher education system in the USA believes there is more to college than attending classes, studying and taking exams. Much of what you learn in college comes from experiences outside the classroom. The College has a department called Student Programs that organizes and promotes out of class activities.

There is something going on every day including the weekends, It is easy to get involved with other students who share your interests. The majority of the programs provide opportunities for high quality fun at a low cost. From your first day on campus to your last day on campus there is an activity or program for you.

Partial list of programs and activities:

Sports 50 +Clubs Arts Activities Other Activities
Baseball Chess Drama Student Government
Basketball Dance Jazz Choir Student Radio Station
Cross Country Prayer Choir Intramurals
Cricket Mahjong Children’s Theater Skiing
Golf Honor Society Painting Mountain Biking
Softball Physics Pottery Pro Sport events
Soccer Vietnamese Dance Leadership
Tennis Multicultural Artist Series Student Newspaper
Volleyball Travel Arts Gallery Fitness Center

Green River Staff on the Road

Ross Jennings
China, Hong Kong: October 16 - November 23
Geoff Moody
India: November 16-24
Chis Lilyblad
Netherlands: December 11
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:

Call, e-mail or visit us on the Web at Web: Call Today! (253) 288-3300
Phone: (253) 288-3300
Fax: (253) 931-6346
Address: Green River College
12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA 98092-3622
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