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Come Study in the USA
GREEN RIVER COLLEGE 
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
Where the world meets
Near Seattle
A GREAT PLACE TO
STUDY
BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS
 

Green River College is a two-year public college in Washington State that offers more than 75 different degrees and certificates. The campus is located on 186 acres of forested land and is known for its beautiful park-like setting, and its safe, friendly and peaceful study environment.

CLOSE TO SEATTLE
 

Seattle is about 45 minutes north of Green River. This major international city is home to Microsoft, Boeing, Amazon, and Starbucks Coffee. A trip to Seattle is included in the new student orientation each quarter.

STUDENT POPULATION
 

Total students = 8,000+
International students  = 1,700+
Countries = 64+

TABLE OF CONTENTS
WHY CHOOSE 
 
GREEN RIVER COLLEGE?
TOP 10 REASONS

1.   A leader in university transfer
2.   Recipient of prestigious US Senator Simon

      Award for Campus Internationalization
3.   Individual advising to help you meet your

      goals and create a transfer plan
4.   On campus student housing
5.   Innovative programs such as High School

      Completion and Intensive English Program
6.   Peer mentoring and many student

      leadership opportunities
7.   Beautiful campus surrounded by forest and

      mountains
8.   University Transfer Pathway agreements

      with over 40 four-year universities
9.   Active Student Life on campus

10.  New modern buildings and facilities

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A  LEADER IN 
 
UNIVERSITY TRANSFER

Transfer to Top U.S. Universities Through our 2+2 program, students take the first two years* of their bachelor’s degree at Green River. 

*Depending on assessment and placement, students may need to take non-transferable, developmental classes and the program may take longer than two years.

US 

University

Green River

College

Green River

College

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Our students have been admitted to many top universities including:
• Brown University
• California State University 
• Cornell University
• Indiana University
• Johns Hopkins
• Purdue University
• UC Berkeley
• University of Pennsylvania
• University of Washington 

UNIVERSITY TRANSFER PATHWAYS
 

Students can receive a University Transfer Pathway letter from one of more than 40 universities at the time they are admitted to Green River.

Years

Pre-college developmental academic classes

If needed

Academic English Program

+2

Years

Specializing 

in Major

General 

Education

Introductory 

Classes in Major

High School 

 Completion

2

Years

+2

Years

If needed

INDIVIDUAL TRANSFER PLAN
 

A key to success at Green River and beyond is the individual transfer plan. Students work with their assigned advisor to develop a plan that includes: student’s major, destination transfer universities, and Green River course plan.
 

More than 100 Programs of Study!

Indonesia

Ivania Livia Hartanto
 

Program of Study: Food Science
 

Transfer: Cornell University
 

“Studying at Green River has been a great experience! Green River not only offered a great education, but also offered a warm and welcoming community where I could grow and feel a sense of family. Green River really pushed me to be the very best that I can be.”

POPULAR PROGRAMS OF STUDY:

• Business, Management,

   Marketing
• Computer Science
• Engineering
• Aviation – Air Traffic and Flight 

   Training
• Economics
• Accounting
• Psychology
• Communication, Journalism,

   Broadcasting
• Hospitality
• Biological and Biomedical 

   Sciences
• Fine, Applied, Visual and 

   Performing Arts
• Information Technology
• International Relations

   And more!
 

Years

Pre-college developmental academic classes

If needed

Academic English Program

Years

Specializing 

in Major

Introductory 

Classes in Major

High School 

 Completion

Years

Years

If needed

HIGH SCHOOL 
COMPLETION
FOR HIGHLY MOTIVATED STUDENTS

SAVE TIME AND MONEY:  Get a Washington State High School Diploma plus earn transferable university credits at the same time.

EARN DUAL DEGREES: Earn two degrees for the price and time of one. Graduate in just two years with a high school diploma plus a university transfer associate degree.

FAST TRACK: Enter college before finishing high school and graduate from university at least one year earlier than your high school classmates.

South Korea

So-Dam Hong

Transferred to William and Mary

Major: International Relations

“I heard that I could finish high school and get college credits at the same time in Washington State. So then it came down to a choice between two community colleges, and I chose Green River. ”

Green River 

High School 

Completion 

Students

High School 

Graduates

Arrive at 

Green River 

High School 

Diploma + University 

Transfer Credits

Bachelor’s 

Degree

Start

High School 

in

Home 

Country

Earn credits at 

Green River for 

High School Diplo

ma and University 

at the same time

University

Save 

Time & 

Money!

Start 

your 

Career!

University

University

Transfer

Credits

Finish

High School in

Home Country

China

INTENSIVE ENGLISH

The Intensive English Program (IEP) provides strong academic English preparation for students entering a college or university.
• 20 instructional hours of class per week (summer varies)
• 5 Levels: Basic to Academic Bridge (each level takes one quarter to complete)
• Course Content: Grammar, Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking and academic

   credit in level 5.
Graduates of IEP qualify to take academic classes without TOEFL

Jiacheng Liu (Tyler)

Program of Study: Electrical Engineering

Transfer: UCLA

“Green River College offers a great program that is open to every level of student. You can start from Intensive English classes and transfer to a top university.” 

GAP YEAR
CUSTOM SHORT TERM PROGRAMS
 

The Gap Year at Green River provides an opportunity for students to study abroad in the U.S. during the “gap year” between secondary education and university. Depending upon the courses taken and the policies of the receiving university, some of these courses may be transferable.

HOUSING
CAMPUS CORNER APARTMENTS (CCA)
 

• Live on campus with American and International classmates
• Enjoy residential life

 

HOMESTAY

• Live with an American host family
• Share US customs & culture; improve your English

STUDENT LIFE
WE KNOW OUR STUDENTS. WE TAKE THE TIME.
ACTIVITIES & STUDENT LIFE: GET INVOLVED!
 
ORIENTATIONS: GET CONNECTED!
 
ADVISING: GET INFORMATION! 
 

•    One-week orientation
•    CORE overnight retreat
•    Seattle trip
•    Register for classes
•    Meet your advisor, American and 
      International Student Leaders,

      instructors and more!

•    Student Clubs and Government 
•    Sports and Recreation
•    Volunteer in the Community
•    Trips to local events & attractions
and more!

Every International Student is assigned to an advisor that provides personal help with:
• Individual Transfer Plan
• Registration
• Cultural Adjustment
• Academic and Transfer Advising
• University Applications
• Personal Statement Workshops

  And much more
 

More Information
Airport pick-up provided for Green River housing students

 


 

FOUR ANNUAL 
ADMISSION DATES
 

Fall – September start
Winter – January start
Spring – March start
Summer – June start

 

HOW TO APPLY
SIMPLE, FAST, CONVENIENT

• Completed application
• Financial/Bank

   Statement
• $50 non-refundable

   application fee
• Applicants must be 16

   years of age by 

   program start date
• Copy of valid passport

 
 More information

 

Admission Requirements:
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Green River College
International Programs
12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA 98092-3622
Telephone: +1 (253) 288-3300
Fax: +1 (253) 333-4940

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