Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Summer 2009 E-Newsletter Issue #2

Important Dates

July 8th-
Last day to withdraw and not have class(es) posted to permanent transcript.

Student News

Check out these great GRCC international student transfer success stories! Click here You may recognize some of these students!

Immigration Requirements and the 12 Credit Rule

All academic students must register for and complete a min. of 12 credits each quarter 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! If you want to be on a vacation quarter you must also see an advisor to check eligibility and register for that option.
If you are on a vacation quarter, you may legally work (only on campus) up to 40 hours a week. You may not work off campus including from home. Please beware of work from home internet scandals.

New Transcript Request Form, plus $3 Cost per Transcript

As of July 1st there is a new Outgoing Transcript Request Form and process.
Click here for the new form. Please note the changes with this form:
1) There is a $3.00 fee per transcript ordered. Students may pay by cash (in person only), or by check, money order or credit card to the Cashiers department (mailing address included on form).
2) The Cashiers Office will be collecting the requests rather than Enrollment Services. Requests will not be processed without payment.
3) Requests can take up to 3 days for processing. All transcript requests will now be mailed back to the address listed on the form.

ETS Makes Changes for TOEFL Testing Fees

The following changes will take effect July 1st (all fees are shown in US$):
• Test fee increase: The minimum fee is $150, and prices range from there, depending on testing location. Some countries experienced no fee increase.
• Late registration fee: $35 (was $25)
• Reschedule fee: $60 (was $50)
In establishing these fees, ETS has tried to strike a balance between our costs, which vary by region, and specific market sensitivities. Despite the fee increase, TOEFL is still less expensive than IELTS in almost every country in the world.
TOEFL iBT test fee vouchers purchased from ETS by institutions and organizations at the previous test fee will be honored. No additional payment will be necessary when test takers register using a voucher previously purchased.

Institutional TOEFL Test for IESL Students

When: Friday, July 10th, 2009
Where: SMT 231
Check-In Time: 8:30 a.m. (test begins at 9:00 a.m.)
Cost: $25.00 (non-refundable)

Have Some Fun this Summer at these Community Events!
The Auburn Farmers Market

heck out this great source for farm fresh, high quality fruits and veggies and other surprises! The market is open all day every Sunday from June to September at Auburn Station.

Chinatown International District Summer Festival 2009

Call for Volunteers

Greetings! McDonald’s presents Seattle’s Chinatown International District Summer Festival will take place on Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12. The success of this event depends on the hard work and dedication of our volunteers. This is a great opportunity to get involved in one of Seattle’s largest summer festivals. For more information on the festival, please visit the official web site
If you or anyone you know are interested, please contact me, Sam Lederer, at 201-218-2338 or with the shift(s) and position(s) you prefer as well as your T-shirt size. Each volunteer will receive a free 2009 Summer Festival T-shirt and one food voucher.

More Great Summer Activities with Student Programs

Volunteer for the Auburn Food Bank

Volunteer Day Trip
Friday, July 10 at 8:30am until 12:00pm
Contact Student Programs to sign up today!

Bite of Seattle and Transformers 2 at the IMAX

Friday, July 17 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
GRCC students-$15 and Non-GRCC students-$25
See Student Programs to sign up
Tillicum Village-Experience Native American Culture

Friday, July 24 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
GRCC students-$60 and Non-GRCC students-$90

Shopping at Bellevue Square and Arts Festival

July 25 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
GRCC students-$2 and Non-GRCC students-$5
Seattle Shopping Trip

Friday, July 31 11:00 am to 5:30 pm
GRCC students-$5 and Non-GRCC students-$10

River Rafting

Saturday, August 1 7:00 am to 7:30 pm
GRCC students-$80 and Non-GRCC students-$100
Campus Safety

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Contact InformationIP Telephone 253-288-3300
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