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Home Issue No 69| Spring Quarter | April/May 2013


Important Information for our Students


Students enjoy the sunshine outside Salish Hall, one of Green River's new classroom buildings.

Greetings Prospective Student,

Thank you for your interest in studying at Green River Community College

Information in this section assists your transition to Green River College. You will find information on important dates, GRCC activities program 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 Dates

Spring Quarter: March through June 2013
Classes end June 14, 2013
Summer Quarter: June through August 2013
Housing move-in date June 17, 2013
Orientation and testing begins June 18, 2013
Classes start June 24, 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

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

Learning to Succeed in College

The two primary opportunities GRCC offers for international students to get prepared for the college environment are orientation and student success courses. The key word is offer. You must participate in orientation. Studies show that students who participate in orientation do better in their first quarter courses than students who do not participate in orientation. Get off to a great start by fully participating in orientation. Orientation consists of English and math skill assessment for class placement, advising to review major and select courses, class registration, a trip to Seattle and an overnight camping experience to meet and enjoy new friends and learn more about the College.

International Student College Experience is a special course designed for all new international students for academic success in college. You will gain essential information and practical skills that will help make your transition to GRCC and the USA as easy as possible.

In addition to orientation and College Experience, Green River College offers a Math Learning Center, A Writing Center, a Public Speaking Center and a Tutoring Resource Center. Student Success is our number one goal. Your success is our success... Be sure and discover all the centers for academic assistance.

Green River Staff on the Road

Ross Jennings Ross Jennings
China: April

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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12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA 98092-3622
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