College Experience Class

Green River College International Programs

About Your College Experience Class

The International Student College Experience Class, known as IP99, 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.

Photos of students during College Experience class

The IP99 class targets areas where students are known to struggle during their first quarters. The course is taught by one instructor and includes select sessions led by international student advisors.

Course topics include:

  • Introduction to the US education system
  • Green River classroom and study expectations
  • Critical thinking
  • Academic honesty
  • Developing educational and transfer plans
  • How to thrive academically at Green River College

At the end of the quarter, the students will have:

  • A set of new skills that will help them perform successfully in class and accelerate their academic progress
  • An indispensable list of college resources and knowledge of how to benefit the most from each
  • Very practical information and tips on how to reach academic success at the Green River College

Program information

Course Details 

Required for all new academic international students and Intensive English Program (IEP) non-graduates. All international students are required to take this course, unless they have graduated from the IEP. Students must take this course within the first two quarters at Green River College. You will automatically be pre-registered for this class during your first quarter.


The cost of the College Experience program is $100.00.


If you have any questions about the IP99: International Student College Experience class, please contact your marketer, advisor, or the lead teacher, Jamaica Moor

Student Testimonials 

"To be honest, I wondered if I needed this class at first. However, looking at the class schedule and taking the first class, I think this class is one of the essential classes to successfully graduate GRC now. I hope that I can build relationships with people who have a similar goal, learn about different culture and GRC, and achieve my goals."

-Fall 2021 Student

Virtual Classes, Summer 2020 

“Mrs. Moor has done so well in the class, making sure that we as the student understand the material... She is also very helpful with our assignments, and she creates such a fascinating atmosphere in the virtual class.” 

“Really enjoy having an ACTUAL face-to-face  class with the crew. All my other classes are online only and it’s kinda challenging. I’m glad the IP team advised me to take this class.”

“After finishing the course, I felt more comfortable with learning environment in the US and what to expect.”

“It will help me adjust quickly in USA.”

Contact Us

Phone: 253-288-3300
Fax: 253-333-4940
Zoom: Virtual Lobby

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Upcoming Dates

The application deadline for students transferring from within the U.S. is 8 a.m. on the first day of in-person orientation.

Spring Term
Classes Start:
3 April 2023
Classes End:
16 June 2023
Summer Term
Preferred Application Deadline:
1 May 2023
Orientation Student (virtual)
7 & 8 June 2023
Orientation Parent (virtual)
9 June 2023 
Arrival & Housing Move-in Day
28 June 2023
In-Person Orientation Day
29 June 2023 
In-Person Parent Orientation
29 & 30 June 2023
Classes Start:
3 July 2023
Classes End:
24 August 2023


Green River College
IVD Building
12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA USA 98092-3699

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