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 Winter 2019 International Student Orientation Calendar.

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.

Parent Orientation

Family members of new students are invited to join a special parent orientation at the beginning of each quarter. The family orientation includes meeting international programs staff, a campus tour, and a tour of the area. 

Contact Us

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

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Upcoming Dates

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

Fall Quarter
Classes Start:
24 September 2018
Classes End:
13 December 2018
Winter Quarter
Preferred Application Deadline:
15 November 2018
Airport Arrival & Housing Move-in Day:
26 December 2018
Orientation & Testing Begins:
27 December 2018
Classes Start:
2 January 2019
Classes End:
22 March 2019

Hours of Operation

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

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Location

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

Download:
International Programs Main Campus Map