Friday, September 19, 2008

Fall 2008 E-Newsletter Issue #1

Hello Students,

We hope you had a great summer! We want to welcome all of you back to campus. For those new students who joined us this fall, welcome to the family. This is a new version of your E-Newsletter and we will bring you the most up to date information on things happening on campus. Bookmark this link to stay informed about what's going on: student activities, helpful workshops, job posting, volunteer opportunities important deadlines and university transfer.

Office Hours
First week of the quarter, IP has extended walk in hours (no appointments) from 8 am to 5 pm on 9/22-9/24 and 9 am to 5 pm on 9/25-9/26.

Normal hours are:
Monday - Friday
10 am to 12 pm
1 pm to 5 pm

Tuition Fee
Tuition fee is due by the first day of the quarter (9/22/08). There will be a $95 late fee who those who still have a balance due by the end of the business day. Avoid the Wait! Pay Online.

Important Dates (refer to page 3 of fall schedule for more)
9/22:- Last day for 100% refund on tuition and fees
9/24:- Last day to register for fall quarter without instructor signature
9/25:- All registrations, adds, and drops require instructor signature
9/25:- No web registrations
9/26:- Last day for 80% refund of tuition only- fees nonrefundable
10/6:- All late enrollments require instructor signature.
10/6:- $35 late fee applies to each course addition
Last day for 40% refund of tuition only- fees nonrefundable

12 Credit RuleAll academic students must register for a min. of 12 credits to be in compliance with the immigration regulations

How to Overload into Classes
If you are still on a wait list by the first day of class and you still want to be enrolled in that class, you must attend the class and get permission from the instructor. There is no guarantee that you will get in. Be polite with your request and you may have a chance!

Class Schedule
Don't know where to go for your classes? View your classes here.

Safety Alerts
Subscribe to GRCC Safety Alerts and keep informed of campus emergencies, safety issues and inclement weather emergency closures.

New Student Appointment (NSA)
If this is your first academic quarter, schedule your NSA with your assigned advisor at the IP office. If you fail to complete your appointment by the 8th week of the quarter, you registration account will be blocked. Yikes!

Address Update
If you recently moved, please click here to update your address. The immigration law requires that you update your new address within 10 days of your move.

How to find your instructor?
Click here for GRCC staff directory.

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If you are planning to transfer to a university in California in fall 2009, applications may be due in October or November.

GRCC Student Email AddressIf you have not set up your GRCC student email account, please click here.

Foundation Scholarship
The Scholarship Application for 2008-09 academic year is available on-line and in the Financial Aid Office.


MAPS testing dates for Fall Quarter 2008:
Tuesday, September 23rd 2-3:30
Tuesday, November 18th 2-3:30
Monday, December 8th 1-2:30

Paper Tree Book Store
Click here for refund policy.

GRCC Activities
Halloween Party 10/31 in LSC 7 pm to 11 pm. Sign up at Student Programs

Campus Resources
  1. Counseling Services
  2. Math Learning Center
  3. The Writing Center
  4. Tutoring and Resource Center

Contact information
IP Telephone 253-288-3300
Alvin Tai:
Jessica Galán:

Sarah Hamilton:
John Tankersley:

If you have any feedback of comments regarding this newsletter, please email

Green River Community College has made reasonable efforts to provide in this schedule information that is accurate at the time of publication. However, the college reserves the right to make appropriate changes in procedures, policies, calendars, requirements, programs, courses, and fees. When feasible, changes will be announced prior to their effective dates, but the college assumes no responsibility for giving any particular notice of any such changes. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to create any offer to contract or any contractual rights.
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