Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fall 2009 E-Newsletter Issue #1

Welcome to Your E-Newsletter!

E-News gives you the most up to date information about what's happening on campus. Bookmark this link to stay informed about everything that's going on: important deadlines, student activities, helpful workshops, job postings, volunteer opportunities, university transfer info. and more!

International Programs Office Hours (during the next two weeks)

In an effort to serve students better, the walk in schedule has been adjusted as follows:
Week One 9/21-9/23 -Extended walk in hours (no appointments) from 8 am to 5 pm
9/24-9/25 - 9 am to 5 pm
Week Two 9/28-10/2- Walk in available Mon-Fri from 9 am to noon and 1-5 pm

Tuition Fee

Tuition fee is due by the first day of the quarter (9/21/09). There will be a $95 late fee for students who still have a balance due by the end of the business day. If you are still finalizing your schedule, you are still required to pay your outstanding balance by 9/21/09. Once your schedule is finalized and you have added new courses that were not paid for, you can pay for those classes at that time.
Avoid the line at the cashier's office! Pay

Important Dates (refer to page 3 of the fall schedule for more)

9/21:- Last day for 100% refund on tuition and fees
9/23:- Last day to register for fall quarter without instructor signature
9/24:- All registration adds require instructor signature
9/24:- No web registrations
9/25:- Last day for 80% refund of tuition only- fees nonrefundable
10/5:- All late enrollments require instructor signature
10/5:- $35 late fee applies to each course addition
10/9:- Last day for 40% refund of tuition only (fees nonrefundable) and last day to drop and not have the class posted on your permanent transcript

12 Credit Rule

All academic students must register for a minimum of 12 credits to be in compliance with the immigration regulations. If you are having problems getting registered for enough credits you must speak with your advisor to find the best solution.

Tips to Avoid the Spread of Illnesses like Swine Flu

Tip #1: Stay home if you're sick.
Tip #2: Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Tip #3: Wash your hands often and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Tip #4: Cover your mouth or nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
Tip #5: Keep up with health information in your own community.
For more information link to this helpful article.

How to Overload into Classes

If you are 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. Sometimes they "Overload" their class with extra seats. Classes are particularly full this quarter and there is high demand, so there is no guarantee that you will get in. Be polite with your request and you may have a chance! Bring your permission form(s) to an advisor to get registered.

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 (severe) weather emergency closures.

New Student Appointment (NSA)

If this is your first academic quarter, please 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, your registration account will be blocked. Yikes!

Address Update

If you recently moved or changed your phone number or email, please click here to update this information. The immigration law requires that you update your new address within 10 days of your move.
How to Find Your Instructor?

Click here for the GRCC staff directory.


We are on Facebook.

Female Athletes Wanted!

GRCC women’s soccer and cross country teams have already started, but there is still room to join these teams. Interested? Contact GRCC's Athletic Director Bob Kickner at bkickner@greenriver.edu.

Transferring to California?

If you are planning to transfer to a university in California in fall 2010, applications may be due in October or November. Check school websites for admissions information.University of Southern California (10/15)
University of California (11/30)
San Diego State University (11/30)
Cal Poly (11/30)


Most universities require TOEFL scores for admission. Register now for your TOEFL to get a test date before your application deadline.
GRCC Student Email Address

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

Foundation Scholarship

The Scholarship Application for 2009-10 academic year is available on-line and in the Financial Aid Office.

Compass Test Fee Increase

The Compass test fee went up during the summer to $20.00 for initial tests. If you need to retake Compass (get a permission slip from the IP Office) it will cost $10.00 for one section, or $20.00 to retake two or more sections.

International Student Activities

Sept 30th- Fall Fling
To learn more about student activities, Link to the ISA website

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
IP Advising on ANGEL
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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