Frequently Asked Questions

Career & Advising FAQ

Below are a list of questions that we hear the most from students who visit our office. If your question is now answered, please contact us at

  • When can I register?
    Each quarter, a registration access time will be issued before the registration period begins. This is not an advising appointment. To check when your registration time is, go to the Online Services page and it will be located on the right hand side of the page.
    Be sure to have your Student ID (SID) and your Personal Identification Number (PIN) on hand.

  • What classes should I take?
    Degree Audit is a great tool to help you select classes that will count towards your desired degree. Once you log in, be sure to select the most recent degree audit available. Be sure to have your Student ID (SID) and your Personal Identification Number (PIN) on hand.

  • Who is my advisor?
    Your advisor will be listed in the same place you would check your registration time.New students will have FQA as their advisor – this means you need to schedule an appointment with an advisor to create an academic plan. If you are self-advised, you are still welcome to meet with an advisor in the Career & Advising Center if you have questions.

  • What is my student email address?
    Your free and required e-mail account comes from the Associated Students of Green River College, ASGRCC. Using your student e-mail will help you keep up-to-date on Green River information and events as well as communicate with faculty and other Green River students. You can find the instructions to look up and activate your Green River e-mail here.

  • When is tuition due?
    Tuition is due in full within four business days of registration. Students may also sign up for a payment plan called STEP and make the first of three installments within four business days of registration for classes. The only exception is registration for fall quarter. Registration begins in May for summer and fall quarters. Fall tuition and fees are due in full in early August or sign up for STEP. After the early August deadline, payment is due in full within four business days of registration. Student using funding sources such as Financial Aid and Workforce Education should contact those offices within four business days of registration.

  • What textbooks do I need?
    See the online bookstore to look up textbooks for the current quarter, Paper Tree Bookstore.

  • When should I see an advisor?
    It depends. If you are assigned a faculty advisor then you can look up his/her contact information online, including office hours to schedule an appointment. If you are not assigned a faculty advisor, a great time to schedule an appointment with one of the advising staff is the second week through the fourth week of the quarter.

  • Can I change my program of study? 
    Yes, but first check with your funding source, if applicable, to make sure they will still cover your new program. Once confirmed, you can your program of study by visiting either the Career & Advising Center or the Welcome Desk.

  • Do I need to apply for graduation?
    Once you have completed the required coursework for your program of study, Green River College will post the earned certificate or degree to your transcript. It is your responsibility to verify you are enrolled in the correct program of study.

    When you are close to completing your educational program you should complete and return an Intent to Graduate form. This would be approximately two quarters before you plan to graduate. You may run an online degree audit to monitor your progress.

    To indicate your intent to graduate, please submit your Intent to Graduate form and a Green River Degree Audit to Enrollment Services.


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For questions, inquiries, and scheduling an appointment to with an advisor, please contact us!

Phone: 253-833-9111, ext. 2641

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