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Guide for Getting Started as a New Student

Part 1: Apply Online

Under "I will be enrolling as a" select First Year

At the bottom of the page click Activate Your Account

Part 2: Begin Orientation

This orientation helps prepare you for success at Green River. You will need your ctcLink 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*
Summer April 30
Fall April 30
Winter November 30
Spring January 31
  • Find out which application is right for you - FAFSA or WASFA
    • Fill out the application on line FAFSA or WASFA and include Green River's school code: 003780
  • Check CTCLink 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.

Processing updates are posted on the announcements section of the Financial Aid website.

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

Many courses require an assessment of a student's skill level in reading and/or math for enrollment.

Check your Area of Study for English and math course requirements, as well as enrollment requirements for other subjects.

Connect with a Getting Started Specialist in the Career & Advising Center for questions about requirements.

Part 2: Placement

  • We strongly encourage students to explore all available placement options including high school and college level coursework and assessments on our Placement site.
    • Placement documentation must be submitted to the Placement and Course Eligibility form on the GRC Secure File Upload page.
  • Placement assessments are completed online if no other placement option is available to you.

Ask Us

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

Career & Advising Center
SA 104
253-288-3482
gettingstarted@greenriver.edu
Virtual Assistance Lobby

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

Placement & Testing Center
SA 148
253-288-3449
assessment@greenriver.edu
Virtual Assistance Lobby

Submit placement documents to our Secure Document Upload tool.

 

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

If you have earned credit at Green River, and have taken a break from your studies:

Under "I will be enrolling as a" select Reapplying

At the bottom of the page click Activate Your 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 at 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 through our Secure Document Upload tool. Results of your evaluation will be posted on your student account 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*
Summer April 30
Fall April 30
Winter November 30
Spring January 31
  • Find out which option is right for you - FAFSA or WASFA –
    • Fill out the application online FAFSA or WASFA and include Green River's school code: 003780
  • Check ctcLink for the status of your application and any additional required documents
    • Submit any required documents or forms through the Secure File Upload tool and choose Financial Aid for the department
  • If you are receiving financial aid for the current year at another college or university, you must cancel any future aid and submit documentation to Green River’s Financial Aid Office.

Processing updates are posted on the announcements section of the financial aid website.

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

Many courses require an assessment of a student's skill level in reading and/or math for enrollment.

Check your Area of Study for English and math course requirements, as well as enrollment requirements for other subjects.

Connect with an advisor in the Career & Advising Center for questions about requirements.

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 through our Secure Document Upload tool.

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
253-288-3482
beadvised@greenriver.edu
Virtual Assistance Lobby

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

Placement & Testing Center
SA 148
253-288-3449
assessment@greenriver.edu
Virtual Assistance Lobby

Submit placement documents to our Secure Document Upload tool.

Part 1: Online Orientation

Finish your online orientation.

Part 2: Advising and Enrollment

If you recently attended Green River, you can refresh your memory on degree requirements and registration tools in Online Orientation, and then register for your classes online through ctcLink.

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 schedule an appointment with an advisor in the Career and Advising Center.

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

Under "I will be enrolling as a" select Transfer

At the bottom of the page click Activate Your 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 at 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 through our Secure Document Upload tool. Results of your evaluation will be posted to your student account 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*
Summer April 30
Fall April 30
Winter November 30
Spring January 31
  • Find out which option is right for you - FAFSA or WASFA –
    • Fill out the application online FAFSA or WAFSA and include Green River's school code: 003780
  • Check ctcLink for the status of your application and any additional required documents
    • Submit any required documents or forms through the Secure File Upload tool and choose Financial Aid for the department
  • If you are receiving financial aid for the current year at another college or university, you must cancel any future aid and submit documentation to Green River’s Financial Aid Office.

Processing updates are posted on the announcements section of the Financial Aid website.

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

Many courses require an assessment of a student's skill level in reading and/or math for enrollment.

Check your Area of Study for English and math course requirements, as well as enrollment requirements for other subjects.

Connect with an advisor in the Career & Advising Center for questions about requirements.

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 to the Career and Advising Centter through our Secure Document Upload tool.

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
253-288-3482
gettingstarted@greenriver.edu
Virtual Assistance Lobby

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

Placement & Testing Center
SA 148
253-288-3449
assessment@greenriver.edu
Virtual Assistance Lobby

Submit placement documents to our Secure Document Upload tool.

Part 1: Online Orientation

Finish your online orientation.

Part 2: Advising and Registration

Please schedule an appointment in the Career and Advising Center 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.