Testimonials

Green River College International Programs

James (Yenjung) Chen Top Transfer

James (Yenjung) Chen

Taiwan

University of California - Los Angeles
Also Admitted to: UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, UC Davis, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Major: Finance/Analytics

"I received a tremendous amount of help from the Green River College advisors and instructors for my personal statements. And I think that’s what made the difference for me to get into many top universities. Beyond the wonderful staff members here, I think GRC provided me a platform filled with endless opportunities to pursue and a beautiful environment full of amazing peers to grow with. Join us here. Try hard and play hard."

 

 

Zhanna Dzhumakadyrova Top Transfer from Kyrgyzstan

Zhanna Dzhumakadyrova

Kyrgyzstan

UC Davis
Major: Business 

"Green River College has helped me in so many ways, but most importantly it challenged me. The challenges that I faced both academically and socially have truly helped me to become a more well-rounded person with solid goals. Advisors, professors, my bosses have helped me discover the skills I never knew I had. I am truly grateful and lucky for all the incredible opportunities that I was given throughout my two years at GRC. Now I truly started to believe that with hard work and dedication, but most importantly a belief in yourself you can achieve truly anything that your soul desires."

 

 

Geyu (Roy) Huang - Top Transfer

Geyu Huang (Roy)

China

UC Santa Barbara
Also Admitted to: University of Washington - Seattle, UC Riverside, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Major: Communications

"The most important thing that I learned from my time at Green River College is to be myself. Green River not only helped me to explore my interests of dancing and making videos, but it also provided me a lot of great chances to explore what I like and encouraged me to create something new besides studying. I finally found what I love and realized what kind of person I want to be in the future. I am so proud of being a Green River student and I will never forget this two-year beautiful memory at Green River College."

 

 

Ardel Kardi - Top Transfer

Pande Nyoman Ardelysti Kardi

Indonesia

University of Illinois—Urbana Campaign
Also Admitted to: University of California - San Diego, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Ohio State University
Major: Computer Science

"It’s been two years since I moved to Green River College and since I was a nervous 16-year-old who didn’t know what credit hours were. Frankly, I wasn’t well-versed in the US school system, but International Programs kept me in check with the fundamentals I needed to know to transfer to a four-year-university of my choice. I found that the College Experience program really helped me build this awareness, and the FFS mentorship program helped make my first quarter at Green River College memorable. The advisors at IP also provided me with an abundance of resources and support throughout my college journey. Advisors assist us with our classes at Green River College and my academic advisor helped me choose those that challenged me enough. I’ve learned many new things from instructors here that I actually apply in real life."

 

 

Ryu Matsuyama Top Transfer

Ryu Matsuyama

Japan

University of British Columbia
Also Admitted to: Simon Fraser University
Major: Business Marketing

"Choosing Green River College as my step to realizing my dream was one of the best decisions that I have ever made. GRC has a great environment in which you can study with people from all over the world and great instructors. Also, there are many opportunities to engage in campus activities and show your leadership as a part of this amazing community. It has been a wonderful experience for me to study and work hard here because I could learn lots of things that I would have never been able to learn without this school."

 

 

Daniel Tampubolon

Juan F. Daniel Tampubolon

Indonesia

University of Michigan
Also Admitted to: Ohio State University
Major: Mechanical Engineering

"Green River offers a tremendous amount of resources for international students and a great environment for learning. It's amazing to see how dedicated their faculty, staff, and administrators are to help students. At Green River, I got to be taught by professors who were passionate and amazing in their field. I was able to get to know my professors really well and establish great relationships with them. I believe their joy for teaching their respective subjects contributed greatly to my overall learning process. Some have even become my mentors guiding me in every way possible. Furthermore, I have had a great adviser throughout my time at GRC. There are no words to describe how helpful he was. He would always be willing to help out in any situation and answer all the questions that I would have. I wouldn't have gotten in without his knowledge of the transfer admission process. Without a doubt, I'm glad that I went to GRC."

 

 

Tin Tun Top Transfer

Tin Tun

Myanmar

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Also Admitted to: University of Maryland
Major: Aerospace Engineering

"Green River College has not only provided me an opportunity to transfer to my dream school but also prepared me for the academic environment that I will encounter there. The instructors and advisers here are very approachable. They have helped me a lot with the stuff that I probably wouldn't have figured out on my own. Green River College also has lots of outdoor activities that made my stay here really memorable. I have made lots of friends over the two years that I have stayed here. They are from all around the world.  I will miss them a lot when I transfer. Overall, I really think Green River College has provided me a path to success."

 

 

Patricia Wendy Top Transfer

Patricia Wendy

Indonesia

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Also Admitted to: UCLA, University of Washington-Seattle, UC San Diego, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Major: Civil Engineering


"Green River College offers three things that encourages students to be well-rounded and transfer-ready individuals: amazing programs of studies, supportive human resources, and limitless leadership and service opportunities. In my field of civil engineering, all the prerequisites I need to transfer are available on campus and are taught by faculties who genuinely care for their students. My advisors were knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile to help me during the application process. In addition, Green River College has numerous student organizations where I could connect with people from all over the world and build my leadership skills. For instance, as the secretary for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society on campus, I had the opportunity to give back to the community by helping the city clean up graffiti every month and hosting various volunteer opportunities for students.

Through these three things, I believe Green River has not only helped me be prepared academically to face more challenging courses, but also made me a better and more open-minded student."

 

 

Top Transfer Mitchell Zhen from China

Mitchell Zhen

China

University of Washington - Seattle
Also Admitted to: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Arizona State University, Indiana University-Bloomington
Major: Business Management

"Green River College helped me a lot when I first came to study in the US. Thanks to its unique international program and smaller class sizes, I quickly adapted to the college life in the US which is drastically different from that of my home country. With help from my advisors, I clearly mapped out a path that led me to my ideal career and my dream university. I took courses related to my major and participated in many events, clubs, and on-campus jobs. After two years, I became a successful transfer student,  familiar with college life and clear about my major. Green River saved me time, energy, and money in pursuit of my ultimate goals."

 

 

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Phone: 253-288-3300
Fax: 253-333-4940
Email: international@greenriver.edu

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Upcoming Dates

Application deadline for students transferring from within the U.S. is by 8 a.m. on the first day of the quarter.

Summer Quarter
Classes Start:
24 June 2019
Classes End:
15 August 2019
Fall Quarter
Preferred Application Deadline:
15 August 2019
Airport Arrival & Housing Move-in Day:
10 & 11 September 2019
Orientation & Testing Begins:
12 September 2019
Classes Start:
23 September 2019
Classes End:
12 December 2019

Location

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

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday
Closed

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