Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Spring 2009 E-Newsletter Issue #2

Important Dates

April 13th- All late enrollments now require instructor's signature. $35 late fee applies to each course addition.
April 17th- Last day for 40% refund of tuition only- fees nonrefundable. Last day to withdraw and not have classes posted to your permanent transcript.
April 21st- In-Service Day (no day classes)

Your NSA

If this is your first academic quarter, schedule your New Student Appointment with your assigned advisor at the IP office. Your advisor will help you plan your education at GRCC and answer any questions you have. If you fail to complete your appointment by the 8th week of the quarter, you registration account will be blocked. Yikes!

Dropping Classes

There has been a major change in the process for dropping a class beginning this quarter (spring 09). The ability to drop classes online without instructor signatures now exists. However, because of immigration requirements, International Students should not drop any classes after the 3rd day of the quarter without approval from an International Programs advisor.

If you drop below 12 credits without prior authorization, you will be out of status with immigration no matter when you drop the class or for what reason!! You should always meet with your IP advisor BEFORE dropping any class to make sure you are not missing any degree or transfer requirements or jeopardizing your immigration status.

Have you moved? Don't Forget to 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

Common Course Numbering is Arriving this Summer

Read this explanation on the GRCC website and check this equivalency chart.

Job Opportunity!

Position title:Student Advising Assistant
Commitment:Assist the advisors in advising tasks;must be able to work through Spring 2010 or Summer 2010
Work time:Average 16 hours/week
Pay rate:$8.55/hour
Applications are available in IP front desk now,and are due by 5:00 p.m. April 30,2009.

GRCC Commencement

7:00 pm, Friday, June 12 at the White River Amphitheatre.

Spring Quarter Transfer Fair

Wednesday April 29 2-4 p.m. in the LSC Dining Room!
This is a great opportunity for transfer students to explore different universities and get information on transfer and admissions requirements.

Lost IPod? Other Items Missing?
Please come to IP office to claim. Bring student ID and be prepared to describe it in great detail (color, size, language, case, etc.). See Jessica. There are also other lost and found items held. If you left something in IP come claim your lost items!

Talk Time On Cmpus

Tour the Capital of Washington State

Wednesday, May 6, 2009
11:45 am to 5:00 pm
Sign up in the Student Programs Office

Pool Party (Swimming)Date: May 9th 2009 (Saturday)
Price: $1 for student and $3 for non-student
Location: YMCA Auburn Valley Branch
Time: 6:30-9:30 PM (BE AT THE BUS CIRCLE BY 6:40)
17 max capacity of students. Be fast. First come first serve! Sign up in Student Programs!
For more info please contact Revy Saerang ( ) or Eric Januar (
) or call Students Programs Office 253-833-9111 ext 2400.

Student Success Series of Workshops

College doesn’t have to be a struggle. What you’ll learn in these workshops is what most college students wish they would have known when they started college. Get the info and you’ll be ready for the challenges of college! All workshops are from 12:00 pm to 12:50 pm.

Mastering Time and Procrastination
4/13/09, Rainier Room
Even the smartest students have to figure out how to make the clock work in their favor. No more cramming for tests or missed assignments.

Study Skills of Successful Students

4/14/09, Rainier Rooms
Why reinvent the wheel? Come find out how the best students make getting good grades look easy.

Test Anxiety is in the Past4/15/09, Baker Rooms
When you take tests do you get the shakes, blank out, or have sweaty palms? After this workshop you’ll be acing tests in no time.

Self-Care for the Busy Student
4/16/09, Olympus/Baker Rooms
You’ll learn how to get better sleep, eat brain foods, get your body moving, and keep connected with friends (all part of a great college experience) to be the best student you can be.

Five Secrets of Great Relationships4/17/09, Rainier Rooms
Come find out why some relationships last a lifetime and others fizzle before the icing dries on the wedding cake.

Campus Safety

* GRCC Safety Alert- Subscribe to GRCC Safety Alert and keep informed of Campus emergencies, safety issues and inclement weather emergency closures. This is a FREE service available to all GRCC students. Click here to learn more and to subscribe. * Send a Red Flag- GRCC has an information reporting system. Please click here to report any suspicious behavior or security threats on campus. In a true emergency please call 911 first to contact the police, the fire department or to get emergency medical help. * Safety Ride is available for transportation between campus and the nearby apartments after dark.. You may call for a ride from dusk to 11pm on Thursday through Sunday, and from dusk to 2am on Friday and Saturday. 253-797-4868.

Campus Resources
Counseling Services
The Math Learning Center
The Writing Center
Library Reference Chat

Contact InformationIP Telephone 253-288-3300
Alvin Tai:
Jessica Galán:
Sarah Hamilton:
John Tankersley:
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