Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Spring 2009 E-Newsletter Isuue #5

Important Dates

May 22nd- Last day to submit pass/non-credit petition to Enrollment Services.
May 25th- Memorial Day (campus closed)
May 26th- Last day to officially withdraw from spring quarter. All registration transactions must be completed.

Tuition Increases

Starting Fall 09 qtr
Insurance is increasing from $186 to $195
Tuition – from $2650 to $2750
Fees – from $129 to $134
Please make sure to check your schedule for an updated amount before making the payment for your tuition & fees.

When is Tuition Due? Are you Confused?

Tuition is always due for international students on the first day of class. You may want to pay early to avoid the long lines at the cashier's office on the first day of the quarter, or pay online using online services.

ANGEL is Here to Help!

Are you going to apply for university this Fall or Winter? Have you done your research? Or are you overwhelmed by all the information you need for transferring? ANGEL is here to help!

Your advisors have created a website where you can have direct access to the transfer information of your need. It is on ANGEL. ANGEL is a on line system which all GRCC students have the access to.

To log on, go to http://greenriver.angellearning.com/ Your log on user name is your GRCC e-mail user name and your password is your student ID number. After you have logged on, click on "IP Advising" under "Community Group". ANGEL will save half of your time on your university research!

For detail instruction to log on http://www.greenriver.edu/elearning/newpages/angel.htm


Transferring Soon?


Come in to the IP Office to get your I-20 transferred properly. You will need a letter of acceptance from the new school and we will help you with the rest of the paperwork.


Sign up for TOEFL Now!
If you plan to start applying to Universities this fall, you should be aware that many schools require a TOEFL score. Check the school websites to know what they require. If you need a TOEFL score Register for TOEFL early to reserve your seat locally. In recent years many students who waited until fall to register were shocked that they were not able to test in WA State because the seats were full. Even some of those who registered early found that their test date was cancelled the day before testing. Always check your email before the test date. A few of those students also traveled out of State to take the test. Don't let this be your story! Register and test early!


Traveling?
Get that I-20 signature before leaving the country, if you plan to return to GRCC. Don't forget and don't wait until the last minute!


New Class Added



Psych 209 research methods course. It will be offered online this summer. This class will not be offered again until the next academic year 2010-2011, or possibly 2011-2012 if we offer it in the summer.


IP Job Opening

IP is looking for a new Indonesian Student Assistant in the Marketing department. Applications are available in the IP office now. Application deadline is May 29th.
See job description and requirements here.

UW Admission News
The notification period for all international transfer students is from May through early July. Students who applied for summer quarter will receive a decision in late May or early June and all other applicants will be notified in mid to late June. The School of Business generally makes their decisions in late May or early June.


For IESL Students
· Students can access their schedule for Summer Quarter on-line Saturday, June 20th after 12:00 p.m.
· Study Day, June 10th, IESL Classes will be in session. You must attend your finals!
· Please pay any outstanding fees (C
CA, library, parking, etc) as soon as possible. Level 5 students will not be able to graduate and Level 1-4 students cannot register until all fees have been paid.
Important Dates:

June 8-10: IESL Finals (regular Grammar class and regular Listening/Speaking class on June 8)
June 11: IESL Grade Day @ 2:30 p.m. in MDA, TOEFL Scores can be picked up in IVA-101 after you get your grades
June 12: IESL Level 5 Graduation @ 1:00 p.m. in MDA



Yard Sale
Date: Saturday, June 13th, 2009. Time: 9:30am – 2pm. **Set up starts at 9am**
Location: Outside the Campus Corner Apartment (weather permitting – otherwise CCA Community Room) which is located at the corner of 124th Ave SE and SE 320th St., right across the park and the baseball field.
Sign up fees: $5 students/ table, $8 non-students/table **2 people maximum/ table**
Sign up fees go to International Student Foundation Scholarships.
Sign up deadline: Friday June 5th 2009 at 4pm in Student Programs LSC 2nd floor.


Summer Activities


Campus Safety
Students: please avoid taking the shortcut between Gentry Walk and Campus Corner Apartments because this area is secluded. Remember, there is a Safety Ride service available
What is Safety Ride? An escort and ride Sunday-Thursday from dark to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from dark to 2 a.m.
Who is it for? Students who live at Campus Corner Apartments and students who walk to and from nearby apartment complexes
Where do they drive? To local convenience stores (Circle K and Shell). To and from CCA to neighborhood apartments
How does a student request? Contact Campus Safety Office at 253-288-3350. Please call 5-10 minutes before you need a ride.
This service is FREE.

* 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.

Campus Resources
IP Advising on ANGEL
Counseling Services
The Math Learning Center
The Writing Center
Library Reference Chat
Campus Corner Housing

Contact Information
IP Telephone 253-288-3300

Alvin Tai: ttai@greenriver.edu
Jessica Galán: jgalan@greenriver.edu
Sarah Hamilton: shamilton@greenriver.edu
John Tankersley: jtankersley@greeniver.edu

If you have any feedback or comments regarding this newsletter, please email ipadvising@greenriver.edu
Disclaimer: 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. Green River Community College does not discriminate against anyone based on race, ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, religion, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or status as a disabled person or veteran of war, in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Students needing an alternative medium for communicating must contact Disability Support Services in Educational Planning, ext. 2631. Limitation of Liability: The college's total liability for claims arising from a contractual relationship with the student in any way related to classes or programs shall be limited to the tuition and expenses paid by the student to the college for those classes or programs. In no event shall the college be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages, including but not limited to, loss of earnings or profits.

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