Monday, January 10, 2011

Winter 2011 E-Newsletter Issue #2

Important Dates
Jan 17- Martin Luther King Jr Day (campus closed)
Jan 18- $35 late fee applies to each course addition
Jan 22- Last day for 40% refund of tuition only- fees nonrefundable
Jan 24- Last day to withdraw and not have class(es) posted to permanent transcript

IP Office Hours
The IP Office is open from 9:00 am-5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
Advisors are not available during the lunch hour, from noon to 1 pm. You may see advisors with your questions during the walk in hours, or schedule an appointment for any Thursday.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday are walk in days.
Thursday is an appointment only day, no walk ins.

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 trouble registering for at least 12 credits, please talk to your advisor immediately.

New Student Appointment (NSA)

If this is your first academic quarter, you must 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 for spring registration. Yikes!

Address Update
Update your address, phone and email using online services today. Keeping your contact information current is required by law and it also helps you from missing any important communication.

Transferring to University in 2011?

Are you ready to transfer? Have you chosen at least five schools to apply to? Application deadlines are fast approaching. There is a lot of helpful info on Angel! You will need to prepare many documents. Most require: a financial statement, transcripts from high school and college, TOEFL or IELTS scores and immunization records along with your complete application. Check under admissions for your school to know which documents are required. Prepare early! All of this takes time.

Personal Statement Reviews

Get help with your essays for university transfer. Melanie is available in IP to review your personal statement essay(s) by appointment on Thursdays between 9:00am and 2:00pm.

Applying to the UW Foster School of Business?

Check out this link for the writing skill assessment prep.

UW Bothell Open House

"Make Your Mark" Scholarship with Lewer Insurance

Click here to learn more about this scholarship opportunity

Student Success Series
January 18th – Mastering Time and Procrastination
January 19th– Study Skills of Successful Students
January 20th– Test Anxiety is in the Past
January 21st – Self Care for the Busy Student
January 24th – Five Secrets of Great Relationships
All workshops are from 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm and will be held in the Olympus/Baker Rooms of the LSC

Get involved with Student Government Now!

Volunteer Opportunities

GRCC Sport Teams

Check out the calendar for basketball home games, and come support your teams!
Use this link to learn more about GRCC athletic teams.

IESL Student Announcements
Monday, January 17th is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Campus will be closed, so classes are not in session.
Wednesday, January 19th is TOEFL sign-up day, from 10:30-11:30AM, in the St. Helens Room. Students must have $25 cash (non refundable) and a picture I.D. to sign up.
Saturday, January 29th, the TOEFL exam will take place at 8:45AM, in SC 101. Students must have picture I.D. in order to take the exam.

Noncredit Pronunciation Class Open

Dates: Tuesday/Thursday Jan. 20, 25, 27, Feb. 1, 3, 8, 10, 15
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 IVD.
Class limited to 12 students.

Student Activities

GRCC Lunar New Year Festival

Friday, February 4th from 6pm - midnight
Come join in celebration of big Asian holiday, Lunar New Year!
Board games, Fortune telling, Calligraphy, Lion Dance, Your friends' talents, Fashion Show, Dance, and Delicious FOOD~
Tickets are available in Student Life Office

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

Contact Information
IP Telephone 253-288-3300
Alvin Tai:
Jessica Galán:
John Tankersley:
Kirsten Weber:

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