Monday, July 18, 2011

Summer 2011 E-Newsletter Issue #3

Important Dates
August 11- Last day of instruction
August 17- Grades available online
September 5- Labor Day holiday (campus closed)
September 17- Last day to add your name to waitlist (by 10:30pm)
September 19- Fall classes begin

Suggesting an Early Tuition Payment for Fall Quarter
Tuition for fall quarter is due on September 19th, the same day that classes begin. The updated tuition adjustments have been made for fall quarter, so you can pay any time now. There is a $95 late fee if you fail to make payment by the end of the day on the first day of the quarter. Skip the long lines at the cashier's office on the first day of school and the risk of last minute bank transfer delays. Please consider paying early to avoid a late fee. To pay now online click here.

Begin Preparing NOW for your 2012 University Transfer
-Choose at least 5 schools to apply to (visit
-Check out the online admission and application requirements
-Gather those needed documents (bank statement, high school transcripts, etc)
-Start writing your personal essays
-Take the TOEFL exam (click here to register)

WID WID Scholarship

The Why I Do What I Do Scholarship application is now available for ALL (IESL and Academic) International Students in the IP office! International Programs is awarding $1500 scholarships to a few international students who can showcase how their life has made a positive impact on an individual, the community, or the world and why they did it. The deadline for this scholarship application is 11:59 pm, on July 31, 2011.

Foundation for Success Peer Mentors is Hiring Now for Fall Quarter

Applications are available now in IP. The application deadline is 7-28-2011.

What do drivers from S Korea, Germany and Canadian drivers from British Columbia all have in Common?

If you have a valid German, South Korean, or British Columbia driver license, you may get a Washington State driver license by following the steps for new residents with a valid license from another state. Check out this link for more details from the DOL!

Green Card Lottery Scandals

Have you or someone you know recently received an e-mail claiming you’ve won the Green Card lottery and asking you to send or wire money? Don’t fall for it – the sender is trying to steal your money! Fraudsters will frequently e-mail potential victims posing as State Department or other government officials with requests to wire or transfer money online as part of a “processing fee.” You should NEVER transfer money to anyone who e-mails you claiming that you have won the Diversity Visa (DV) lottery or been selected for a Green Card. These e-mails are designed to steal money from unsuspecting victims. The senders often use phony e-mail addresses and logos designed to make them look more like official government correspondence. One easy way to tell they are a fraud is that the e-mail address does not end with a “.gov”.
One particularly common fraud email comes from an address ending in or and asks potential victims to wire $819 per applicant/family member via Western Union to an individual (the name varies) at the following address in the United Kingdom: 24 Grosvenor Square, London W1A 1AE. If you receive this email, do NOT respond. Report it immediately to the Internet Crime Complaint Center and the Federal Trade Commission online or by calling 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357).

IESL Announcements

-IESL Finals are August 8 and 9
-IESL Students may view their fall schedules on-line
Saturday, September 17 after 2:00 p.m., not before.
-The first day of fall quarter is Monday, September 19. You must attend the first week of the quarter, or you will be dropped from your IESL classes. Tuition, proof of personal insurance, and English proficiency are all due on the first day of the quarter. There are no refunds of tuition to IESL students.
-IESL Attendance Policy Change fall 2012Effective fall quarter there will be a new attendance policy for the IESL.
· At 8 absences students will be registered for IESL Academic English Fundamentals in the following quarter to develop the English and study skills needed to be successful in the IESL.
-English Proficiency Change winter 2012Effective for entrance into the academic program winter 2012, we will accept IELTS of 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0

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 (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 Information
IP Telephone (253)288-3300
Alvin Tai:
John Tankersley:
Kirsten Weber:
Erin Hitzemann:
IP Twitter handle: @GRCC

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