Programs/University Transfer

University Transfer Pathway

How it Works:

Green River Community College international students have been admitted to hundreds of universities all over the US. Students gain the qualifications needed for admission at Green River Community College and transfer to top universities as third year juniors. Admission is not guaranteed, but our students have been very successful in gaining admission to top universities.

The following universities have offered the University Transfer Pathway option to any student who is admitted to Green River. The guarantee does not apply to impacted majors. This is how it works:

  1. Apply to GRCC Apply online or on paper.
  2. Select a university Choose the university from the list. Check the university on the application. The list is below. Choose one university only. Make sure the university you choose has your major.

You will receive the university conditional admission letter or statement at the same time you receive the GRCC admission letter. Learn more about Conditional Guaranteed Admission to UTP Universities

GRCC Partner Universities - Majors

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Effective March 2014

University/Major AR AV BE ED EG FV HS HO HU IT NR SM SS

American University

x x x   x x   x x

Arizona State University

x x x x x x x x x x x x x

Baylor University

x i x x x i i x x

Cal. State Univ. Northridge

i   x i x x x x i x x

Central Washington Univ.

  x x x x x x   x x x x

Embry-Riddle AU Prescott

  x x   x         x x

Illinois Inst. of Technology

x x   x         x x x

Indiana Purdue Ind'apolis

x x x x   x x x x i x x

Johnson & Wales Univ.

x x x x   x x    

Montana State Univ.

i x x x x x   x x i x x

Northern Arizona Univ.

  x x x x x x x x x x x

Oregon State Univ.

  i   i x x   x i   x x

Portland State Univ.

i x   x x x   x x i x x

San Francisco State Univ.

    x   x   x x x x i x x

Univ. of California Davis

    x x x x x   x x   x x

Univ. of California Irvine

    x   x x x   x x   x x

Univ. of California Santa Barbara

x   x x x x x   x x   x x

Univ. of Cincinnati

x   x x x x x x x x i x x

Univ. of Iowa

x x x x x x i x x

Univ. of Nevada Las Vegas

x x x x x x x i x x

Univ. of Oregon

x   x x     x   x x   x x

Univ. of Victoria (Canada)

    x x x   x x x x   x x

Univ. of Washington Tacoma

    x   x       x x i x x

Washington State Univ.

i   i x x x x x x x i x x

Western Washington Univ.

  x x i x i x i x

Impacted Majors: Majors indicated with an "i" are "impacted majors", meaning that there may be higher or additional requirements for admission in those majors. Majors can become impacted without prior notice, and so it is good to check with the UTP universities on this when applying to them.

Majors:

  • AR - Architecture
  • AV - Aviation
  • BE - Business and/or Economics (including finance, accounting, and marketing)
  • ED - Education
  • EG - Engineering (including mechanical, electrical, civil, aerospace and other specialties)
  • FV - Film/Video
  • HS - Health Sciences (Medicine, Allied Health)
  • HO - Hospitality (Hotel Management, Events Management, Tourism, etc.)
  • HU - Humanities (Art, Communication, Journalism, Languages, Music, Philosophy, etc.)
  • IT - Information Technology/Computer Science
  • NR - Nursing
  • SM - Science & Mathematics (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, etc.)
  • SS - Social Sciences (Anthropology, Geography, History, Psychology, Sociology, etc.)

Conditions for Admission

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Effective March 2014

University/Criteria Degree or number of transferable credits required English/other class requirements Minimum GRCC GPA

American University

Associate Degree

E101 and E126/7/8 2.0

3.0

Arizona State University

90 transferable credits
36 transferable credits
+ HS diploma

90 cr: 2.5
36 cr: 3.0

Baylor University

45 transferable credits

45 transferable credits

2.5

California State University Northridge

90 credits preferred by not required

Engl &101 and Math 106 or higher

2.0

Central Washington University

Associate Degree

Engl &101 and Engl 126/7/8 3.0

2.0

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ

45 transferable credits and completion of a Transfer Admission Agreement

Engl&101 2.0

2.0

Hawaii Pacific University

90 Transferable credits

Engl&101 2.0

2.0

Illinois Institute of Technology

45 transferable credits

Engl&101 3.0 and Math 106+

3.5

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Associate Degree or 90 transferable credits

Engl&101 2.0

2.0

Johnson & Wales University

Associate Degree

Engl&101 2.0

2.4

Montana State University

90 transferable credits

waived if 90 transferable credits

2.0

Northern Arizona University

36 transferable credits

Engl&101 2.5

2.5

Oregon State University

90 transferable credits

E101 and Math 106+ both 2.0

2.0

Portland State University

90 transferable credits

Engl&101, Engl 126/7/8 2.0 if overall gpa 2.5

2.25

San Francisco State University

90 transferable credits

Engl &101, Comm 100, Math 106 or higher, and Phil &106 all 2.0

2.4

University of California, Davis

90 transferable credits

Engl &101, Engl 126/7/8 and Math 106+ all 2.0 or higher

2.8

University of California, Santa Barbara

90 transferable credits

Engl &101, Engl 126/7/8 and Math 106+ all 2.0 or higher

3.5

University of Cincinnati

Associate Degree or 90 transferable credits

Engl &101 2.0

2.0

University of Iowa

36 transferable credits

T80/17, I6.5/6.0.
T54-79 may qualify
for conditional admission

2.5

University of Nevada Las Vegas

Associate Degree or 90 transferable credits

E101 2.0,
Hotel Majors TOEFL 80
IELTS 6.5

2.5

University of Oregon

36 transferable credits

Engl &101, E126/7/8 2.0

2.5

University of Victoria, Canada

45 transferable credits

Engl &101

2.33

University of Washington, Tacoma

Associate Degree

English &101 and Engl 126/7/8 3.0, Math 97 pass or higher

2.75

Washington State University

80 transferable credits

Engl &101 and Engl 126/7/8 3.0

2.5

Western Washington University

Associate Degree

Engl &101 and Engl 126/7/8 3.0

3.0

Notes:

  1. Conditions of admission Each cooperating university issues its own admissions letter with its conditions clearly outlined therein. The conditions of admission indicated in the letters can change without notice, and take precedence over the information contained in this chart.
  2. Impacted majors Impacted majors are those in very popular fields where there are special admission requirements in addition to the guaranteed conditional admission requirements above. Architecture and nursing are often two such fields. Check the websites to see which majors are impacted, and what their special requirements are.
  3. Transferable credits These refer to college-level courses which generally transfer to universities. Most but not all academic classes numbered 100 or higher transfer. Read 104 and Engl 100 are two commonly-taken GRCC courses numbered 100 or higher that do not transfer. Classes numbered lower than 100 are considered developmental courses and do not transfer. Most college students can earn 90 transferable quarters in two years, although they may need a summer quarter to do so.
  4. Associate Degree This can mean Associate in Business Administration, Associate of Arts or Associate in Science.
  5. English composition courses Engl &101 and one of English 126, 127 or 128, two classes in total, are the standard freshman and sophomore composition classes required by all US colleges and universities. English 126 is writing for humanities, 127 writing for social sciences, and 128 for science/engineering/business. Most international students take Engl 128.
  6. Minimum GRCC gpa The minimum gpa required to earn a GRCC Associate Degree is 2.0. Most international students do far better. In Spring 2011, the median GRCC international student gpa was 3.50.

Frequently Asked Questions

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It may help, but the main purpose of the program is to help you plan your academic program in the US. You should be familiar with both GRCC and the university when you apply for a visa. Visas cannot be guaranteed.

No. You can transfer anywhere you want.

Yes. GRCC will provide your contact information for the university to contact you.

It's free.

Yes. You can use UTP to transfer to any UTP partner school at anytime.