Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spring 2011 E-Newsletter Issue #2

Important Dates

April 11 $35 late fee applies to each course addition
April 15
Last day to withdraw and not have class(es) posted to permanent transcript
April 16 Last day for 40% refund of tuition only (fees are non-refundable)
April 19 In-Service Day (No day classes. IP closed until 1pm)

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.

Graduating Soon?

It's time to apply for your degree! In fact it’s a little late. Come to the IP office to pick up your degree application right away! You will also need to print a copy of your "Degree Audit" and submit that with your application at the cashier's office. The cost is just $10. If you apply for your degree, in May you will receive more information about participating in the (optional) June graduation ceremony.

Schedule your NSA
If this is your first academic quarter, you must schedule your New Student Appointment, "NSA", 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 8th week of the quarter, you registration account will be blocked. Yikes!

Update your New Address after your Move
If you recently moved, please click here for instruction to update your address. The immigration law requires that you update your new address within 10 days of your move.

Job Available - Student Housing Assistant

Must be available 5-16 hours a week through 2012 school year, including breaks.
Work includes filing, faxing, use of internet, MS Word Excel and Access, ability to keep confidentiality, academic level English fluency and more.
See complete job description with application at the IP front desk. Applications must be turned in no later than May 3rd at 5:00 pm.

IESL Announcements

1 - 4 absences: Any missed 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.
5 absences: Student will be placed on IESL absence alert. Every attempt will be made to schedule student to meet with the IESL director to discuss an appropriate action plan to achieve success in class. Student will receive (or be emailed) a written warning detailing absence alert process, expectations of the action plan and consequences for not meeting these expectations.
6 absences: Student will be scheduled to meet with the IESL director, and an attempt will be made to issue a 2nd written warning. Contact with the student will be made via phone, email, texting, etc. Student may still pass his/her class(es) based upon instructor recommendation.
7 absences: Student will be notified of a 3rd warning that any further absences will result in dismissal from the IESL. Student will fail level.
8 absences: Student will be dismissed from the IESL at the end of the quarter and will not be permitted to re-register in the IESL in subsequent quarters. Student has the right to appeal his/her dismissal to the Dean of International Programs.

1) Tutoring is available to all students on a first-come, first-serve basis; teacher recommendation is required. Speak to your instructor if you feel you would benefit from tutoring.
2) You MUST attend all tutoring sessions.
3) The tutoring office is located in IVD-111.

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Campus Safety

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* 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. Call 253-797-4868 which will put you in direct contact with the van that night. Be safe, use Safety Rides!

Campus Resource Links
IP Advising on ANGEL
Counseling Services
The Math Learning Center

Contact Information
IP Telephone 253-288-3300
John Tankersley: jtankersley@greeniver.edu
Kirsten Weber: kweber@greenriver.edu
IP Twitter handle @GRCCIP
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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