Student Affairs

Enrollment Services


Registration is the final step to securing classes for upcoming quarters. Once you have completed the admissions process and have been assigned a registration access time, you can register online or in person.

Dates to register for classes are announced by the college each quarter and published in the quarterly class schedule and on the Green River website. 

Once the New Student Orientation, Advising and Registration Session, or SOAR, has been completed new students are assigned a PIN number.  The PIN number and Student ID Number (SID) are used for all online transactions through Green River's Online Services webpage.

Registration Tools:

Quarterly Class Schedule

The quarterly class schedule lists important information you need in addition to class information: policies, procedures, and the quarterly calendar. You will need to refer to the quarterly calendar for important dates, such as when tuition is due, the last day for various registration activity, campus holidays, and many more important dates.

  • Quarterly calendar
  • Web registration instructions
  • Office hours 
  • Tuition rates
  • Withdrawal and refund policy 

and much more...

College Catalog

The college catalog is another important tool. It contains course descriptions, degree requirements, official policies and other information. You can pick-up a copy of the catalog at the Paper Tree for a fee or access it on-line by selecting the link above.

Online Services

Students have access to many online services:

  • Web Registration
  • Schedule Planner
  • Change Student Address
  • View Schedule 
  • Class Information
  • Student PIN 
  • Registration Appointment
  • Unofficial Transcript 

and more...

Online Bookstore

After registering for classes, you can order you textbooks from the Paper Tree, Green River's online book store.


Registration Appointment Access Times

New students who have applied to the college will be assigned a registration appointment during the new student registration cycle.

Currently enrolled students and returning students who have re-applied for admission, will be issued a registration access time determined by the number of credits earned at Green River and by any transferred-in credits from other institutions that have been evaluated by Green River.

Dates to register for classes are announced by the college for each quarter and published in the quarterly class schedule.

Registration access times are available online when:

  • Returning students-not currently enrolled who have re-applied for the quarter: may access their registration appointment time online two weeks prior to the start of the registration cycle or within 48 hours of re-applying once the registration cycle begins for the quarter. 
  • Currently enrolled students: may access their registration appointment time online, two weeks prior to the start of the registration cycle.


If you are applying for the next quarter and we are in a registration cycle, please wait the 48 hours for processing. If your registration access time has not been posted within 48 hours, please call Enrollment Services, at (253)-833-9111, ext. 2500 for assistance.

If you are applying for a future quarter, we will not start posting registration access times until two weeks prior to the start of the registration cycle. Please see the quarterly class schedule for registration dates.

Waitlist Process

Manage My Waitlists - Automated System  

Students attempting to register for a class that is full have the option to place themselves on a waitlist.

How do they get into a class that is full?

Entry codes will not allow them to by-pass the waitlist option and register into a full class. The waitlist process works as follows:

  • Web or in-person registration will provide the option to waitlist into a full class. All pre-requisites must be met to be added to a waitlist 
  • Students can add their name to three separate waitlists - an example would be math, English, and chemistry 
  • Students should review their schedule every few days via the web to see if they have been added to the class they were waitlisted for 
  • Enrollment Services will notify students by e-mail when they have been moved off the waitlist and into the class. Tuition is then due within four business days 
  • Students are responsible for making sure their schedule is accurate by dropping any unwanted classes. Failure to do so will result in a 0.0 grade being posted to their transcript and possible additional tuition and fees 
  • Students can remove their name from a waitlist through Online Services, selecting Waitlist Inquiry and Update, or by contacting Enrollment Services to request that they be removed from a class waitlist 
  • Waitlists are deactivated two (2) days prior to the start of the quarter to allow schedules and class rosters to be printed the day before the quarter starts
  • If any students have not received notification by the first day of the quarter that their waitlist status has changed, they need to attend the first class session and/or send an email for online classes to identify themselves to the instructor 
  • Attending the first class session will not guarantee admittance into the class 

If a student is registered into a class they no longer plan to attend, see Enrollment Services for procedures to withdraw from the class. Students are responsible for the accuracy of their class schedule, all tuition and fees.

Students that default on any financial obligations to Green River College are responsible for collection fees, attorney fees, court fees, and other reasonable costs and expenses incurred in the collection of any debt, in accordance with RCW 28B.10.293 and RCW 19.16.500.

No-Show Replacement Procedure

*New procedure as of spring quarter 2015*  

It is essential you attend your classes on the first day of the quarter. Beginning the first day of the quarter, faculty may replace students who are not in attendance and add students from the waitlist who are attending the class. The student not attending will be withdrawn from the class and notified via student e-mail. 

If you think you will miss the first class session, be sure to notify your instructor(s). You can find your instructor's contact information here.  


The instructor will complete, sign and date the form. 

The student who wishes to enroll in the class must process the No-Show Replacement form with Enrollment Services within 24-hours of the instructor's signature and date. 

The instructor may post-date a form if necessary.

Students who obtain a No-Show Replacement form must be prepared to pay in full the same day.

Withdrawal & Refund Policy

Credit Classes

The refund period for fall, winter and spring quarter is the first 15 calendar days of the quarter. It is the student's responsibility to withdraw from the college or from individual courses. Students must withdraw online or submit a withdrawal/change of schedule form to guarantee the accuracy of their permanent records and to begin refund procedures when applicable. The student may receive a refund under the following conditions:

• 100 percent refund of tuition and fees - When courses or programs are canceled by the college.

• 100 percent refund of tuition and fees - Through the fifth instructional day of the quarter when a student officially withdraws from class.

• 40 percent refund of tuition only (no fees will be refunded after the 100% refund period ends) - When official withdrawal occurs on the sixth instructional day of the quarter through the end of the refund period (see next bullet).

• No refunds - After the 15th calendar day of the quarter. The 15th calendar day is the end of the refund period.

• Short term classes - 100 percent refund of tuition and fees - when official withdrawal occurs prior to or on the first day of class only. Short-term classes are indicated by dates published with the class listing.

• Refunds of less than ten dollars ($10.00) will not be made.

• Appeals to the refund policy must be submitted to the Enrollment Services Office in written form with a Policy Exception Request, including supporting documentation. Refund appeals must be received by the Enrollment Services Office within one year of the quarter in question.

• A separate refund policy applies to students receiving financial aid. Tuition refunds must be returned to the financial aid account and not to the student.

For summer quarter refer to the summer quarterly class schedule for refund dates and policy.

A separate refund policy applies to students enrolled in continuing education non-credit classes.