Thursday, June 11, 2009

Summer 2009 E-Newsletter Issue #1

Important Dates 

June 22nd-
Summer classes begin. Tuition is due by 5:00pm. Last day for 100% refund of tuition and fees.
June 23rd- Last day to register for summer quarter without instructor signature.
June 24th- All registrations and adds require instructor signature- no web registrations. Tuition and fees due at time of registration. Last day for 80% refund of tuition only-fees are non-refundable.
July 2nd- $35 late fee applies to each course addition. Last day for 40% refund of tuition only- fees nonrefundable.
July 3rd- Independence Day holiday (Campus Closed)
July 8th- Last day to withdraw and not have class(es) posted to permanent transcript.

Summer IP Office Hours

During the first three days of the quarter
walk in advising hours have been extended. You may see an advisor for registration help from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm from June 22nd- 24th.
Summer office hours will be as normal except on Friday. Doors open at 9:00 am. Walk in advising is available from 10:00 am until noon and again from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, and until 4:00 pm on Fridays.

Tuition Due Date

Tuition is due by the first day of the quarter (6/22/09). Students that have any amount of tuition owing at the close of the business on the first day of the quarter will receive a $95 late fee.

I-20 Signatures

Students should come in to have their I-20 signed for travel as early as one month before they leave the USA and as late as 2 weeks before they leave. Coming in less than 2 weeks before you leave the USA is not advised. From time to time students need to change their major or some other aspect of their I-20 and coming in at the last minute doesn’t allow enough time. If you’re planning to go back home, please keep this in mind.

Schedule your NSA

If this is your first academic quarter, schedule a 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 end of the quarter, you registration account will be blocked. Yikes!

Have you Moved?

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.

Vacationing this Summer in the US?

If you are eligible and taking a vacation quarter during the Summer, you will still need to pay for your insurance coverage. Please write a check for $186 to The Lewer Agency, and drop it off with the front desk at IP office.

Remember the 12 Credit Rule!

All academic students must register for a min. of 12 credits to be in compliance with the immigration regulations. If you are registered for less than 12 credits and need assistance to pick up more credits see an advisor immediately!

GRCC Student Email

If you have not set up your GRCC student email account, please click here.

Class Schedule and Instructor Contact

Don't know where to go for your classes? View your classes
here. To contact your instructor click here for GRCC staff directory.


If you are still on a wait list on 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!

Reminder to register for the TOEFL

Many students want to take the TOEFL in summer and fall for application to universities in the fall of 2010. Every year TOEFL administrations in the Seattle area fill up very quickly. Please register early and consider taking the test twice just in case you’re not happy with your first score.

Hot University Transfer Tips from Ross

Summer Activities

Volunteer for the Auburn Community Supper

Monday, June 29 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
We will set up tables and organize supplies for this event.
Wear your brown volunteer t-shirt.
Contact Student Programs to sign up.
GRCC student-$1.00
Non GRCC student-$5

Kent International Festival and Farmers Market

Saturday, June 27 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Bring money for lunch and shopping for farm fresh vegetables and crafts.
Contact Student Programs to sign up.
GRCC student-$1.00
Non GRCC student-$3

Wild Waves Theme Park

Friday, July 3 from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Bring money for lunch and a locker for your stuff.
Contact Student Programs to sign up.
GRCC student-$25.00
Non GRCC student-$37300

Vancouver, Canada Trip

Friday, August 14 to Sunday, August 16

Don’t wait to get your Canadian visa!
We will travel by train to Vancouver and stay two nights in a hotel.
Contact Student Programs to sign up.
GRCC student-$199.00-based on 4 people in a room
Non GRCC student-$250.00-based on 4 people in a room
Single, double and triple rooms available at a higher price and you must have roommates with you when you sign up. See Student Programs for details.

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.

Campus Resources

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

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