Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Summer 2010 E-Newsletter Issue #2

Important Dates

July 5th- Independance Day holiday (campus closed)

July 7th- Last Day to withdraw and not have class(es) posted to permanent transcript

July 19th- There will be no advising available on this Monday

For those on Vacation

Vacation quarters are not registered automatically; you must speak with an advisor. If you fail to register for a vacation quarter you might have visa trouble. If you are taking less than 12 credits, or most or all online classes, you need to see an advisor about taking a vacation quarter. If you want or need to be on a vacation quarter this summer, please speak with one of your advisors immediately!

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!

Are you new to GRCC?

Peer Volunteers are available to assist you! Click here to learn more.

Apply Now to be a Peer Volunteer for Fall and Winter!

Applications Available NOW in the IP Office
Jul 15 Applications DUE by 5pm

Address Change?

You must update your address within 10 days of any move, as required by law. Updating your address is quick and easy. Link here to update your address.

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.

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. Register here for TOEFL now.

Free SAT/ACT prep Workshop for High School Plus

July 19th from 12:00-1:00 pm in IVC 10

Must pre-register by email with Mary Butcher mbutcher@greenriver.edu

In-class participation is crucial to the nature of the Intensive ESL program; therefore attendance is very important in learning English. In-class activities cannot be duplicated; therefore there are no excused absences. Absent is absent. Ten or more minutes late will be considered absent; three (3) tardies of less than 10 minutes each are equal to one absence. The attendance policy and procedure is as follows:
1 - 2 absences The students must study the work they missed in their own time and do all of the homework; however, any tests or quizzes or in-class assignments or in-class activities cannot be made up. If such assignments or quizzes/tests are missed, the student’s grade will reflect those missed scores.
3 - 4 absences Three (3) or more absences may reflect the student is not taking responsibility for their own learning and actions. Significant in-class participation activities are not being met; thus, a student’s grade will reflect that this learning outcome has been drastically and negatively impacted. The students must study the work they missed in their own time and do all of the homework. There will be no make-up tests for missed classes.
5 absences Student will fail the class. Student may be asked to withdraw

IESL Institutional TOEFL TEST:When: July 16, 2010
Where: SMT 231
Time: 9:00a.m.
You must sign up for this TOEFL test prior to July 16, 2010


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 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 Resource Links

Contact InformationIP Telephone 253-288-3300

Alvin Tai: ttai@greenriver.edu
Jessica Galán: jgalan@greenriver.edu

John Tankersley: jtankersley@greeniver.edu

Kirsten Weber: kweber@greenriver.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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