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Guide for Getting Started as a New Student

Part 1: Apply Online

Your student email account will be activated the next business day after your application is processed. All Green River communication will be sent to your Green River student email account.

Part 2: Begin Orientation

This orientation helps prepare you for success at Green River. You will need your student ID number which is provided at the bottom of your acceptance email to access online orientation.

Part 1: Explore Funding

Find all options for funding your education online at Pay for College, including:

  • FAFSA or WASFA
  • Workforce Education
  • Scholarships
  • Veteran's benefits
  • STEP payment plan

Part 2: FAFSA/WASFA

Financial aid priority processing dates:

QuarterPriority Processing Date*
Fall March 1
Winter October 1
Spring January 1
Summer April 1

A complete application requires:

Green River's school code is 003780

Check the Financial Aid Portal for the status of your application and any additional required documents. If you are receiving financial aid for the current year at another college or university, you must cancel any future aid and provide documentation to Green River’s Financial Aid Office.

* Priority will be given to applications received by these dates. Additional funding will be awarded after priority dates based on availability. 

Part 1: Check Requirements

All degrees require an assessment of a student's skill level in reading, writing and math through various placement options.

Some certificate programs do not require placement. Connect with the Welcome Desk if you are pursuing a certificate program.

Part 2: Placement

Visit the Placement site for more information on:

  • Placement options including, high school and college level coursework and assessments, and Green River placement assessments.
  • Preparation resources for Green River assessments.
  • Submitting documents for other options.

Ask Us

For questions about which placement option is best for you, please contact:

Career & Advising Center
SA 104
253-833-9111, ext. 2641
gettingstarted@greenriver.edu
Virtual Assistance Lobby

For questions about taking a Green River placement assessment, please contact:

Assessment & Testing Center
SA 148
253-833-9111, ext. 2650
assessment@greenriver.edu
Virtual Assistance Lobby

 

Part 1: Orientation

Part 2: Advising and Registration

  • Sign up for a New Student Advising and Registration session

A link to sign up for new student advising and registration will be sent to your Green River student email once you complete the steps above, including placement.

If you have earned credit at Green River, please follow these steps. If you previously applied to Green River but did not earn credit, or if you were part of the English Language Learners or Continuing Education programs, please follow the steps for new students.

Part 1: Application and Orientation

  • Call the Office of the Registrar at 253-833-9111, ext. 2500 or stop by SA 277
  • Re-activate your required student email account

All Green River communication will be sent to your Green River student email account.

Even if you recently attended Green River or another college or university, online orientation will provide you with the most up to date information on processes and resources to help you be successful at Green River.

Part 2: Transfer Your Credits

If you have earned credit other colleges or universities and would like to use those credits at Green River, you must request official transcripts from those institutions.

Official transcripts should be sent to:

Office of the Registrar
12401 SE 320th St
Auburn WA 98092-3622

Please complete and submit a Transcript Evaluation Request form to the Office of the Registrar. Results of your evaluation will be emailed to your Green River student email in approximately four weeks.

Part 1: Explore Funding

Find all options for funding your education online at Pay for College, including:

  • FAFSA or WAFSA
  • Workforce Education
  • Scholarships
  • Veterans benefits
  • STEP payment plan

Part 2: FAFSA/WASFA

Financial aid priority processing dates:

QuarterPriority Processing Date*
Fall March 1
Winter October 1
Spring January 1
Summer April 1

A complete application requires:

Green River's school code is 003780

Check the Financial Aid Portal for the status of your application and any additional required documents. If you are receiving financial aid for the current year at another college or university, you must cancel any future aid and provide documentation to Green River’s Financial Aid Office.

Priority will be given to applications received by these dates. Additional funding will be awarded after priority dates based on availability. 

Part 1: Check Requirements

All degrees require an assessment of a student's skill level in reading, writing and math through various placement options.

Some certificate programs do not require placement, connect with the Career & Advising Center if you are pursuing a certificate program.

Part 2: Reestablish Placement

If you completed classes at another college or university please submit official transcripts for evaluation. If it has been more than two years since initial placement was determined, and you did not receive credit for English and/or math classes, you may need to reestablish course eligibility.

Unofficial copies of transcripts and placement documentation can be used to establish placement. Please submit documents via email or drop-in during open hours for evaluation.

Visit the Placement site for more information on:

  • Placement options including, high school and college level coursework and assessments, and Green River placement assessments.
  • Preparation resources for Green River assessments.
  • Submitting documents for other options.

Ask Us

For questions about submitting placement documentation, please contact:

Career & Advising Center
SA 104
253-833-9111, ext. 2641
beadvised@greenriver.edu
Virtual Assistance Lobby

For questions about taking a Green River placement assessment, please contact:

Assessment & Testing Center
SA 148
253-833-9111, ext. 2650
assessment@greenriver.edu
Virtual Assistance Lobby

Part 1: Online Orientation

Finish your online orientation.

Part 2: Advising and Registration

If you recently attended Green River and know both your Student ID number and PIN, you can refresh your memory on degree requirements and registration tools in Online Orientation, including a check of your Degree Audit and then register for your classes online.

If you have been away from Green River for a significant amount of time, have earned credits at other institutions since you last attended, or would like assistance planning for your classes, please visit our scheduling page to make an appointment with an advisor.

If you have earned credit at another college or university, please follow these steps. If you previously applied to another college but did not earn credit, please follow the steps for new students.

Part 1: Apply and Begin Orientation

Your student email account will be activated the next business day after your application is processed. All Green River communication will be sent to your Green River student email account.

Even if you recently attended another college or university, online orientation will provide you with the most up to date information on processes and resources to help you be successful at Green River.

Part 2: Transfer Your Credits

If you have earned credit other colleges or universities and would like to use those credits at Green River, you must request official transcripts from those institutions.

Official transcripts should be sent to:

Office of the Registrar
12401 SE 320th St
Auburn WA 98092-3622

Please complete and submit a Transcript Evaluation Request form to the Office of the Registrar. Results of your evaluation will be emailed to your Green River student email in approximately four weeks.

Part 1: Explore Funding

Find all options for funding your education online at Pay for College, including:

  • FAFSA or WASFA
  • Workforce Education
  • Scholarships
  • Veteran's benefits
  • STEP payment plan

Part 2: FAFSA/WASFA

Financial aid priority processing dates:

QuarterPriority Processing Date*
Fall March 1
Winter October 1
Spring January 1
Summer April 1

A complete application requires:

Green River's school code is 003780

Check the Financial Aid Portal for the status of your application and any additional required documents. If you are receiving financial aid for the current year at another college or university, you must cancel any future aid and provide documentation to Green River’s Financial Aid Office.

Priority will be given to applications received by these dates. Additional funding will be awarded after priority dates based on availability. 

Part 1: Check Requirements

All degrees require an assessment of a student's skill level in reading, writing and math through various placement options.

Some certificate programs do not require placement, connect with the Career & Advising Center if you are pursuing a certificate program.

Part 2: Establish Placement

If you completed classes at another college or university please submit official transcripts for evaluation. If it has been more than two years since initial placement was determined, and you did not receive credit for English and/or math classes, you may need to reestablish course eligibility.

Unofficial copies of transcripts and placement documentation can be used to establish placement.

Please submit documents via email or drop-in during open hours for evaluation.

Visit the Placement site for more information on:

  • Placement options including, high school and college level coursework and assessments, and Green River placement assessments.
  • Preparation resources for Green River assessments.
  • Submitting documents for other options.

Ask Us

For questions about submitting placement documentation, please contact:

Career & Advising Center
SA 104
253-833-9111, ext. 2641
gettingstarted@greenriver.edu
Virtual Assistance Lobby

For questions about taking a Green River placement assessment, please contact:

Assessment & Testing Center
SA 148
253-833-9111, ext. 2650
assessment@greenriver.edu
Virtual Assistance Lobby

Part 1: Online Orientation

Finish your online orientation.

Part 2: Advising and Registration

Please the Career & Advising Center scheduling page to schedule an appointment for advising as a transfer-in student.

It is helpful to have your previously earned credits officially evaluated through the Office of the Registrar prior to seeing an advisor, however we can use unofficial transcripts to make a first quarter plan while we wait for official evaluation to be completed.