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Home Issue No 72| Summer Quarter | August/September 2013


Important Information for our Students


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Greetings Prospective Student,

Information in this section is designed to assist your transition to Green River College. You will find information on important dates, arrival information, 2 + 2 Transfer Program Planning, staff members visiting countries around the world and contact information.

Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions... Looking forward to meeting you soon at Green River!

Michael McIntyre
Educational Planner & Student Advisor
International Programs

Important Dates

Summer Quarter: June through August 2013
Classes end August 15, 2013
Fall Quarter: September through December 2013
Housing move-in date September 11 & 12, 2013
Orientation and testing begins September 13, 2013
Classes start September 23, 2013
Classes end December 13, 2013

Arrival: Move-in Days September 11 and 12

Please let us know as soon as possible when you confirm their flight information. You can email Also, could you please let us know if you have made other plans and have decided not to attend GRCC this fall?

Parent and Family Orientation and Hotel Reservation

We invite parents and family members to attend a special orientation. Here are the events for family members:

  • Friday, September 13, 2013

    7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. - Green River Shuttle pick up from Auburn hotels
    Location - Student Center at Green River College

    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Meet International Program Staff; Overview of Services; Tour of Campus; Lunch; Driving Tour of Auburn and Surrounding Areas

  • Monday, September 16, 2013

    10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - Green River Shuttle pick up from Auburn hotels

    12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m. - Buffet Lunch with Advising Staff for a Question and Answer Session
    Location: Copper Falls Restaurant, 29630 Green River Road SE; Auburn, WA 98092

If you need assistance with your hotel reservation, please email: Tawnya McLavey.

2+2 Program - You Can Go Anywhere From Here

Your initial meeting with you advisor is very important in helping you plan your academic future. Most international students come to Green River College with plans to transfer to top ranking four-year universities within the U.S. They take their first two years of general education requirements at Green River and then transfer those credits to a four-year university. Academic Advisors assist students in making the transition to a university easy - they assist in selecting university options that meet your needs and help in planning the right courses so no credits are lost in the transfer process.

Last year Green River international students were admitted to over 60 top universities in the USA. Universities included: University of California- Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania, University of Washington, American University, University of Michigan, Ohio State University and Brown University.

You can go anywhere with a dream and a little planning...

"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours."
- Henry David Thoreau

Green River Staff on the Road

Wendy Stewart Wendy Stewart
Norway: September 14 - 20
Bjorn Myhre Bjorn Myhre
Indonesia: August 19 - September 2
September 27 - October 7
Tara Compton Tara Lunde Compton
Netherlands, Bulgaria - October 1 - 13

Important Contact Information

Info requests:
Business (payment):
Visa confirmation:
Pre registration:
Emergency: (253) 740-8422

Let us Know How We Can Help

We are committed to delivering outstanding personal service to our students. We need your help to continually improve. Please send me your comments and let us know how we can better serve you:

Call, e-mail or visit us on the Web at Web: Call Today! (253) 288-3300
Phone: (253) 288-3300
Fax: (253) 931-6346
Address: Green River College
12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA 98092-3622
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