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Where the world meets
 

Green River College 

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Green River College

Olympia

Seattle

A Great Place to Study

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Beautiful Campus

Close to Seattle

Green River College is a two-year public

college in Washington State that offers

more than 100 different degrees and

certificates in academic and technical

programs. 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.

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 = 11,000+
International students  = 1,200
Countries = 60+

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Why Choose Green

River College?

A Leader in

University Transfer

High School

Completion

Housing

Intensive English

Student Services

How to Apply

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Why Choose Green River College?
 

top 10 reasons

A leader in university transfer
 

Recipient of prestigious

Simon Award for Campus

Internationalization
 

Individual advising to help you meet  

your goals
 

On campus student housing
 

Great programs including Intensive

English and High School Completion
 

Peer mentoring and leadership

development programs
 

University Transfer Pathway

agreements with over 40 four-year

universities
 

Beautiful campus surrounded by forest

and trees
 

Active Student Life on campus
 

New modern buildings and facilities

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A Leader in University Transfer

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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.

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.

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

Individual Transfer Plan
 

•   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

Popular Programs of Study:

More than 100  Programs of Study!
 

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.

Chih-Chieh (Jamie) Chen
Taiwan
Program of Study: Business
/

Economics
Transfer: Columbia University

 

“There were many

advantages to studying

at Green River College.

However, the International

Programs advising team

stands out to be the

most memorable. My

advisor provided me

with various assistance

ranging from academics,

encouragement in

pursuing my goals, and

even help in building my

competency as a club

president.”
 

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. *

Competitive Advantage: Apply to top

universities, including the University of California

schools, as a transfer student and skip the SAT

and ACT tests.

Fast Track: Enter college before finishing high

school and graduate from university at least one

year earlier than your high school classmates.
 

“Hearing about the High School

Completion program in the US,

I was eager to skip 2 years of

high school by attending Green

River College.” 
 

Claudia Jennifer
Indonesia
Transferred: UC Berkeley
Major: Applied Mathematics

Intensive English 
 

The Intensive English

Program (IEP) provides

strong academic English and

study skills preparation for

students entering a college

or university
 

•   20 instructional hours of class per week (summer varies)

Jiacheng Liu (Tyler)
China
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/Study Abroad
 

Gap Year/Study Abroad at Green River

provides an opportunity for students to study

in the U.S. between secondary education and

university. Depending upon the courses taken

and the policies of the receiving university,

some of these courses may be transferable.
 

Custom Short Term Programs
Inquire with
international@greenriver.edu

•   3 lower levels focus on Grammar, Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking: Basic,

     Intermediate, and High Intermediate (depending on student performance, each level could

     take less than a quarter)

•   2 upper levels focus on academic English and study skills: Academic Bridge Prep with a

     2-credit class and Academic Bridge with a 5-credit transfer class (each level takes one

     quarter to complete)

•   Graduates of IEP qualify to take academic classes without TOEFL or IELTS

Housing
 

Campus Corner Apartments (CCA)
 

•   Live on campus with American and

     International classmates
•   Enjoy residential life

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Homestay
 

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

     your English

*Airport pick-up provided for Green River

housing students

Student life

We know our students. We take the time.

Activities & Student Life: Get Involved!

Orientations: Get Connected!

•   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!

Advising: Get 

Information!

How to Apply
 

Simple, Fast, Convenient
 

Admission Requirements:
 

•   Completed application
•   Financial/Bank
•   $50 non-refundable application fee
•   Copy of valid passport
•   Applicants must be 16 years of age by

     program start date
•   Copy of valid passport

Four Annual Admission Dates
 

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

•   Individual transfer plan
•   Registration
•   Cultural adjustment
•   Academic and transfer

     advising
•   University applications
•   Personal statement

     workshops 

Every international

student is assigned an

advisor based on his

or her major. Advisors

provide personal 
help with: 

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