Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Fall 2010 E-Newsletter Issue #1

This is 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 dates and deadlines, student activities, helpful workshops, job postings, volunteer opportunities, university transfer info. and much more!

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

9/20- Last day for 100% refund on tuition and fees
9/22- Last day to register for fall quarter without instructor signature
9/23- All registration adds require instructor signature, No web registrations
9/24- Last day for 80% refund of tuition only- fees nonrefundable
10/4- All late enrollments require instructor signature
10/4- $35 late fee applies to each course addition
10/8- Last day for 40% refund of tuition only- fees nonrefundable
10/8- Last day to drop and not have the class posted on your permanent transcript

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- 9/20-9/22 -Extended walk in hours (no appointments) from 8 am to 5 pm
9/23-9/24 - 9 am to 5 pm
Week Two- 9/27-10/1- 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 (9/20/10). There will be a $95 late fee for students who still have a balance due by the end of the business day. Even if you are still finalizing your schedule, you are still required to pay your outstanding balance by the end of the business day on 9/20/10. Once your schedule is finalized, if you have added any new courses that were not paid for, you can pay for those classes on that day without any late fee. Avoid the line at the cashier's office! Pay Online.

Lewer Insurance Break!

Good News! GRCC student insurance rates have dropped this quarter from $195 to $186!!!

12 Credit Rule

All academic students must register for a minimum of 12 credits to be in compliance with the immigration regulations. If you do not yet have 12 credits, attend the classes you are interested in (try several sections) and ask the teacher if they have space to add you. Then bring the completed registration forms to the IP office to add those classes. After talking to teachers if you have questions or need advice you should speak with your advisor to find the best solution.

How to Overload into Classes

If you are on a wait list on the first day of class (or even if you are not on a waitlist) 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. Talk to the teacher, be polite with your request and you may have a chance! After collecting the teacher's signature on the registration form, bring your permission form(s) to an advisor to get registered in the IP office.

Tips for Finding Classes

1) Target early morning, afternoon and evening classes. More students drop them, so your chances to get in are better.
2) Attend your target classes every day, and make sure the teacher sees you. Your chances are much better if you attend daily.
3) Be nice!!! Teachers have the right to say "yes" or "no". Many other students are trying to get classes too.
4) Don't be choosy! The classes you need and the classes you want are not always the same. Get the classes you need. Don't worry too much about the time they are offered. Each quarter gets easier as you gain seniority for earlier registration times.

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.

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Positions Open on The Resident Council

The Resident Council serves as a voice for residents at Campus Corner Apartments, implements changes to the CCA community and helps plan events and programs for everyone at CCA. The RC is accepting applications this week for Secretary, Media Coordinator, Resident Outreach Coordinator, Campus Representative and Building Representatives from all buildings. Non-residents can apply for the Campus Representative position, but all other positions are only open to CCA residents. If you want to volunteer, get involved at CCA, gain leadership experience and meet new friends, apply for Resident Council!
Applications are available now in the CCA office and due on Friday, Sept. 24th by 5 PM. If you have questions or would like an application emailed to you, please email Tiff Hayes at thayes@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.


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

IESL Treat Social

Where: Glacier Room
When: Friday, September 24, 2010

Preparing to take SAT?
Many High School Completion Plus students still need to pass their final test requirement. If you are a student who has been told you need to provide passing SAT or ACT test scores, please consider taking this SAT Prep class fall quarter. It will be held on Saturday mornings, 9:30-11:00, October 2 – November 13.
The SAT Prep class needs to be registered for through Continuing Education not through the regular online registration system. Please use this link to register for the SAT Prep class through Continuing Education:

Pronunciation for International Students
Looking for a way to improve your pronunciation? For the first time, a special pronunciation class is being offered this fall to international students. The class is designed to help international students improve pronunciation so that they can be more successful in the classroom, in preparation for jobs working with English speakers, and in everyday American life. Emphasis will be given to intonation and rhythm, stress patterns, and vowel and consonant sounds.
Dates: Tuesday/Thursday October 19-November 16 (no class on November 11)
Time: 10:00-10:45 am
Class fee: $75 – This is a noncredit class. Both IESL and Academic students may register.
Instructor: Ann DeHeide
Register with Debbie VanHoy in the International Programs Office in IVD. Class is limited to 10 students.

GRCC Student Email Address

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

Getting your WA State I.D. Card

International students are no longer required to bring a SEVIS printout. You will need the following documentation to apply for a WA ID card:
1) Your Passport
2) A Valid Visa (must not be expired)
3) Your I-20
If your visa is expired come to the IP Office for a list of additional required documents.

Foundation Scholarship

The Scholarship Application for 2010-11 academic year is available on-line and in the Financial Aid Office.

Student Activities

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 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
IP Advising on ANGEL

Contact Information

IP Telephone 253-288-3300
Alvin Tai: ttai@greenriver.edu
Jessica Galán: jgalan@greenriver.edu
John Tankersley: jtankersley@greeniver.edu
Kirsten Weber: kweber@greenriver.edu
Sarah Hamilton: shamilton@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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