Partners Newsletter - Keeping you Informed

Important Information Issue No 91| Summer Quarter | July/August 2013


Important Information

In this section, I highlight dates, events, and campus news. Please let me know if there is anything that you would like me to post or cover.

Wendy Lee Stewart
Dean, International Programs

Important Dates

Summer Quarter: June through August 2013
Classes end August 15, 2013
Fall Quarter: September through December 2013
Housing move-in date September 11 & 12, 2013
Orientation and testing begins September 13, 2013
Classes start September 23, 2013
Classes end December 13, 2013

Foundation for Success Expanded for All Intensive English Students

Starting fall 2013 all new students enrolled in the Intensive English Language Program will be required to take Foundation for Success (FFS). Program students are paired with Peer Mentors during their first quarter. The FFS program was initially designed for 16 & 17 year old students to help them get a strong start at Green River. It was so successful that we have expanded the program to all new Intensive English Language Program students. The cost for FFS is $100. Learn more about the Foundation for Success program.

New Payment Timeline for Current Students

Effective fall 2013, currently enrolled and returning academic international students will follow the same tuition payment and class drop schedule as domestic students.

Exempt Students: All new international students (academic and IESL) and current and returning full-time IESL students are exempt from this timeline. Their payment deadline will continue to be the first day of class.

Here is the fall quarter registration and payment timeline:

  • May 7 - Registration begins for currently enrolled and returning students
  • May 20 - Registration begins for new students
  • Aug 5 - Fall tuition is due in full

Apply Early for Campus Corner Apartments for Fall Quarter

If Campus Corner Apartments is the first choice for housing for your fall quarter applicants, encourage them to apply for housing as soon as possible. Placement priority is based on date of received completed housing application, including the $300 placement fee. We typically have a waiting list for fall quarter. Apply early!

Green River Staff on the Road

Alvin Tai Alvin Tai
Vietnam, Hong Kong, Singapore - July
Kimberley Houde Ms. Kimberly C. Houde
Venezuela, Colombia - July - August
Brazil, Mexico - August

Important Contact Information

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


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