International Newsletter

5 Reasons to Choose Green River College Now

By Wendy Lee Stewart, Vice President, International Programs, September 30, 2021

Green River College offers both virtual and in-person classes. You can choose to attend GRC in the beautiful Pacific Northwest or from the comfort of your own home. Learn the top 5 reasons why you should choose Green River College now.

1. Comprehensive Support

  • Green River College is fully staffed.  Many other institutions have had to let staff go due to budget cuts, but GRC has maintained the same staff and support.
  • Virtual Assistance Lobbies - Students can get live support from our advisors, housing staff, and our Student Life office
  • In-Person Support - The International Programs Office is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm for students attending in person.
  • Monday Majors - Our International Student Advisors and students share their knowledge about different popular majors Monday on Facebook and Instagram. Make sure to follow us so that you can get the notifications.

2. Flexible: 

  •  If you are concerned that your English is not good enough, we can help. Take classes in person or from the comfort of your own home. 
    • Fast Track English - If you test into levels 1-3, there will be two enrollment periods each fall, winter, and spring term: Week 1 and Week 6. Students who join in week 1 must continue until the end of the term.
    • Academic Prep - Levels 4 and 5 have the opportunity to take credit classes that fulfills a general education requirement and is very transferable to most universities throughout the U.S. The class will be taught by an instructor and supported by an Intensive English Program instructor who will provide language and study skills support. 
    • College Experience and Foundation for Success  are offered in-person and at convenient times for those studying from their home country

3. Affordable:

  • Classes cost less at Green River.  Did you know that if you are enrolled in a four-year university, like the University of Washington, a 5 credit class such as English 101 will cost you $6,697. That same class at Green River College costs $1,592.10. That is a huge savings.  If you are studying online from home, you can enroll in one class if that is all you need.

4. Convenient:

  • Take classes that fit your schedule
  • Virtual Student and Parent Orientations
  • Virtual and in-person help from advisors
  • Flexibility in getting into Intensive English and some academic classes
  • Online campus tours. Email Tawnya McLavey for a tour or any questions you have about our campus.
  • Easy application process

5. High Quality

  • Green River continues to be a leader when it comes to  University Transfer. We are committed to helping students achieve their dreams, transform their lives, and make the world a better place.

We at Green River College want to make pursuing your education easy.  We are happy to assist our students.  If you have any questions, please email us at



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