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Home Issue No 63| Spring Quarter | June/July 2012


Important Information for our Students


Move-in Day at Campus Corner Apartments.

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, airport pick-up, dates you can meet with staff when they are in your country and information on the College Athletic Program.

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

Michael McIntyre
Educational Planner, International Programs

Important Dates

Summer Quarter: June through August 2012
Housing move-in date June 18, 2012
Orientation and testing begins June 19, 2012
Classes start June 25, 2012
Classes end August 16, 2012
Fall Quarter: September through December 2012
Housing move-in date September 12 & 13, 2012
Orientation and testing begins September 14, 2012
Classes start September 24, 2012
Classes end December 13, 2012

International College Experience Class - Required for All New Academic Students Starting Fall 2012

International College Experience prepares all new international students for academic success at Green River and beyond. It provides students with essential information and practical skills that will help make their transition to Green River College and the US as seamless as possible.

  1. Introduction to the US education system
  2. Green River classroom and study expectations
  3. How to thrive academically at Green River College

All international students will be required to take this course starting fall 2012, unless they have graduated from GRCC Intensive ESL program (Level 5). Students must to take this course within the first two quarters at Green River College. They will be automatically pre-registered for this class. The cost is $100. However, all Fall 2012 students enrolled in this program will be given a scholarship. Students will be charged as of Winter 2013.

Foundation for Success - Required for 16 and 17 old First Quarter Students

Many young and motivated students are attending Green River. We know and parents know that these younger students need extra care and support to thrive in a college environment. Foundation for Success supports younger students and at the same time provides assurance for their parents. The program includes:

  • Regular Meetings with Mentors - Students will attend a weekly workshop with Peer Mentors and program staff to support their academic and social progress.
  • College Success Skills - Students will participate in weekly learning modules including: Student Life; Personal Health/Safety; Effective Decision Making; and Time Management
  • Reports to Parents - Parents will receive a progress report detailing student well-being and performance.

The program is required for all first quarter 16 and 17 year old students enrolling in the Intensive ESL program or the academic program. The cost is $100. However, all Fall 2012 students enrolled in this program will be given a scholarship. Students will be charged as of Winter 2013.

 Visit our website for more formation about the Foundation for Success Program.

Green River Staff on the Road

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. 

Important Contact Information

Info requests:
Business (payment):
Visa confirmation:
Pre registration:
Emergency: (253) 740-8422

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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