Orientation

Green River College International Programs

Welcome to Green River College

We look forward to meeting you at New Student Orientation for: placement tests, class registration, campus tours, an overnight camp, and a Seattle trip. With Orientation, you start your academic journey at Green River College with success!

Photo of International students at a Rodeo show at Orientation's overnight camp

What to Bring

  • Passport and current Visa
  • I-20
  • New U.S. address and phone number
  • Proof of health insurance
  • E-mail address
  • Proof of English Proficiency is submitted when you apply to Green River or as soon as possible; if you bring it to orientation, you will take the English Placement test until your scores are verified.

What to Expect

View the International Student Orientation Calendar

Assessment

All new students take an assessment during Orientation. Students who submitted English proficiency at least 3 weeks before Orientation will take assessments for academic class placement and students that haven't will take the English placement test.

For more information on placement tests see the Advising page.

 Advisor

After you are admitted to Green River College, you will be assigned an advisor. Your advisor will send you a welcome email before orientation.

Registration

Students who have met the English Proficiency Requirements and are eligible for academic classes, will meet with their advisor before registering for classes. Halfway through their first quarter academic students meet one-on-one with their advisor to develop a personal education plan. It includes their major, destination universities and a 2-year course plan.

Seattle Trip

During your first two weeks you'll visit Seattle with student leaders and staff from Green River for a fun day of sightseeing and shopping!

Overnight Camp

Green River provides a free overnight trip for new international students. You will stay in a comfortable, heated lodge and enjoy a traditional campfire and activities like swimming, boating, horseback riding, archery, games, and more with American and international student leaders!

What to Wear

Students and faculty dress casually at Green River. A typical winter outfit is jeans and a pullover or shirt; in the warm summer months, many students wear short pants to class. A light jacket is good to have any time of year.

Questions? Email us: International@greenriver.edu.

Contact Us

How to Apply

Request Information

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

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Hours of Operation

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

Location

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

Upcoming Dates

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

Winter Quarter
Classes Start:
3 January 2018
Classes End:
23 March 2018
Spring Quarter
Preferred Application Deadline:
15 February 2018
Airport Arrival & Housing Move-in Day:
27 March 2018
Orientation & Testing Begins:
28 March 2018
Classes Start:
2 April 2018
Classes End:
15 June 2018