Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Winter 2010 Newsletter Issue #2

Transfer Workshop - UW's Foster School of Business
An advisor from UW's Foster School of Business will be here on February 4th 2:30- 3:30 in SS Room 8.

Important Dates

Jan 18- Martin Luther King Jr Day (campus closed)
Jan 19- $35 late fee applies to each course addition
Jan 22- Last day for 40% refund of tuition only- fees nonrefundable
Jan 22- Last day to withdraw and not have class(es) posted to permanent transcript
Click to drop classes.

Transferring to University in 2010?
Are you ready to transfer? Have you chosen at least five schools to apply to? Application deadlines are fast approaching. Check the university deadline list on Angel! You will need to prepare many documents. Most require: a financial statement, transcripts from high school and college (GRCC transcript request link), TOEFL or IELTS, along with your complete application. Check under admissions for your school to know which documents are required. Prepare early! All of this takes time.

Also, don’t delay starting your essays. If you need help with your application essays you can contact Melanie Kaneshiro to schedule an appointment,

No Academic Advising on Jan 25th and 26th

The Advisors will be away at a conference on January 25th and 26th. The IP office will be open for general questions at the front desk, I-20 signatures, as well as for High School Completion and IESL needs.

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 not registered for at least 12 credits, please talk to your advisor immediately.

Schedule a Thursday NSA

If this is your first academic quarter, you must schedule your new student appointment (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!

Don't forget to Update Your Address!
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.

University Application Workshop
If you are transferring this year and want help with the application process, you don’t want to miss this helpful session with Sarah!
Feb 9th, 2:30 – 4:00 in SS Room 8

International Transfer Fair

Bring your transfer questions and get them answered by university representatives!

University of Washington Bothell
Due to the increase in volume of applications at the University of Washington Bothell, prospective transfer students should apply early for spring and fall 2010. The website says “Applications received after the priority date will be considered for admission on a space available basis.” However, this year UW Bothell has told us that application priority dates may become the closing dates. All application materials must be submitted by the deadline for full consideration.
Priority Application DatesSpring 2010: February 1
Fall 2010: April 1
Application dates are on the website at:

Peer Volunteer Applications

Applications for spring/summer Peer Volunteers will be available by the end of next week (Jan 22). Please come to the front desk of the IP Office to pick one up and get more detail about the position. Applicants must be available to volunteer for BOTH spring and summer quarters.

Assess Yourself and Your Goals

Are you unsure of your major? Are you interested in learning more about your personal strengths? Find out which careers fit your personality and interests. There are three unique assessment tests you can take in the Welcome Center. Each one costs just $20, which is a half rate just for students!

Umrellas left in the IP Office

Lose an umbrella lately? Please stop by the front desk in International Programs and describe it. Several umbrellas were left in our office and one may be yours!

IESL Announcements
January 18- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Campus closed.
January 19-Institutional TOEFL Sign-up
Where: Olympus and Baker Rooms
When: 10:00-11:30am
Cost: $25.00 per person
January 30- Institutional TOEFL Test at 8:45am
Sign up NOW! Space is limited.

Artist and Speakers Series
Come hear David Oliver Relin, journalist and author of Three Cups of Tea
Thursday, January 21, 7:30pm in LSC MDA
Free for GRCC students, $10 for non-students

Online Gaming Night
29 January 2010, 7-10 PM, $1 for students, $3 for non-students
Sign up at Student Life Office, LSC 2nd Floor
Team up with your friends to play the most competitive game ever! (3 people per team)
Win gift cards from the Paper Tree Bookstore!
Refreshments are available for players
Please bring your own laptop with WARCRAFT 3 game installed.
If you don’t have the game, contact Jessica H, or Andy for Requirements

Ice Hockey Game

Thunderbirds vs. Portland Winter Hawks
February 6 @ the ShoWare Center
$15 for GRCC students, $20 for non-students (includes transportation)
To sign up or for more details contact Outdoor Programs Coordinator
Ky Apodaca

ISA Writing Contest: DEFINE LOVE

Details will be out soon
Sign up begins on February 1st at Student Life Office
Essays due on March 1st
Contact Jessica H, for more information

Other exciting activities coming up: NW Ballet in Feb. and Summer Hawaii trip.
See ISA Blog link below for all the details!

Free Campus Safety Ride
Campus Safety Rides are available from dusk (currently around 5:00 pm) until 11:00 pm on Sunday through Thursday, and dusk until 2:00 am on Friday and Saturday within 1.5 miles of campus. Call 253-797-4868 which will put you in direct contact with the driver of the van that night. Be safe, use Safety Rides!

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.

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

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