Pre-College & Basic Skills

Master Achiever Center (The MAC)

The Master Achiever Center (MAC) serves as an advising and transitions center for ABE, GED®, ESOL, and I-BEST students. MAC advisers and staff provide academic advising, mentoring, encouragement and other support services to students, with the goal of increasing student success. Students are welcome to walk in during office hours or to set up an appointment with an adviser in advance.

Have you completed your 2015-2016 FAFSA? And the Green River Foundation Scholarship application?? Visit the MAC for help or with any questions.

We can help with...

Advising, I-BEST, Financial Aid, Registration, and more!

  • Learn about useful resources at Green River College
  • Identify requirements for programs.
  • Get help selecting and registering for classes.
  • Learn about I-BEST program options.
  • Clarify your education, career goals, and create an educational plan.
  • Receive information about FAFSA/WASFA, Workforce Education, and scholarships.

Workshops and Events


Next Steps Planning

The MAC offers assistance, information, and guidance to students who are planning to transition on to other programs, especially those students in GED® and ESOL classes.   The key areas to ask about and discuss with a MAC advisor before you transition are:

1) Career Exploration - What types of careers are out there? What do I want to do? What skills and talents do I want to utilize?  What training might be right for me?

2) Choosing a Program of Study - Do I want or need to get a specific certificate? Do I want to transfer to a university?  What are the options at Green River and how do I find out more about what's involved?

3) Determining Funding Options - How can I pay for classes? Are there scholarships, grants, or financial aid available to me?  What are the deadlines for applying for these?

4) Registration for Classes - Are there specific CASAS scores I need to move on?  Do I need to take the Compass?  What classes will I start with? How and when can I register? 

Start planning for your future today!  Stop in or make an appointment in the MAC -  we can help you explore options, navigate the steps you'll need to take, find resources to balance studying with your life outside of school, and reach your goals.

Next Steps Planning Resources


Useful Resources

Careers and Programs of Study

Degrees and Certificates at Green River - Education options, classes, and instructor contacts
Washington Career Bridge -  Career information, job trends, and training programs
Check Out A College - Community and Technical Colleges in Washington
My Next Move - Career information and interest assessments
WOIS/The Career Information System - Career information and interest assessments
Career & Advising Center at Green River - Career and education planning resources

Funding Options (Workforce Education, Financial Aid, Scholarships)

Workforce Education - Reduced or free tuition for qualifying students
Go2CollegeFree - Check your eligibility for Workforce Education funding
Financial Aid Office at Green River - Information and links to applications
Financial Aid Student Portal - Check your status and view and accept awards
What is the GatorChoice card? - Useful questions and answers, plus vocabulary
Green River Foundation Scholarships - Scholarships for Green River tuition, books, and supplies 
The WashBoard - Scholarship opportunities throughout Washington state
MALDEF Scholarship Resource - Scholarship opportunities for high school, college, and graduate students

Academics and Test Preparation

What is the COMPASS? - Questions and answers
COMPASS practice questions - Learn the format of the assessment
GED® testing and preparation - What to expect and how to prepare
Assessment & Testing Center at Green River - Information about services and hours of operation
Tutoring & Resources at Green River - Help with math, writing, speaking, and other subjects
Holman Library - Find materials and information

Resources and Help at Green River

Child Care Center - Fees are based on income and financial need
Counseling & Health Services - Supportive and confidential environment for students to address problems
Disability Support Services - Academic accommodations, equal opportunity, and accessibility for students with disabilities
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion - Leadership, social justice, and intellectural discourse on campus
Student Clubs & Organizations - Join multicultural, academic, and social groups
TRiO - Academic support services for eligible transfer students
Tutoring & Resources - Help with math, writing, speaking, and other subjects
Veterans Services - Resources and information for veterans


Transition Conference

The MAC hosts Transition Conference for ESOL levels 4-6 to help prepare ESOL students get into college. There are two conferences each quarter.

Date Time Location
Tuesday October 11th 9:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. River Room. SU Building
Tuesday October 18th 6:15 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. PNW Room, SU Building


The MAC has partnered with Welcome Center and Financial Aid Office to host quarterly FAFSA/WASFA workshops. If you need help filling out your FAFSA/WASFA please sign-up on the website.


Naomi Lane

Educational Planner: Transitions Specialist for the MAC
Ext. 2066

Mouy-Ly Wong

Basic Skills Transitions Advisor
Ext. 2016

Jeff Corey

South King County Program Manager for Seattle Education Access
Tel: (206) 351-0649

Angela Pierce

Seattle Education Access Advocate
Tel: (253) 948-8831


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Contact Us

Call:  253.833.9111 ext.2017

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:  RLC-123 Auburn Campus