Monday, August 22, 2011

Fall 2011 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

Sept 19- Fall classes begin
Sept 19- Tuition due by 10:00pm to avoid $95 late fee
Sept 21- Last day to register for fall quarter without instructor signature
Sept 21 No-show replacements accepted
Sept 22- All adds require instructor signature
Sept 23- Last day for 80% refund of tuition only- fees are non-refundable
Oct 3- $35 late fee for each added class
Oct 7- Last day to withdraw and not have class(es) posted to permanent transcript
Oct 8- Last day for 40% refund of tuition only

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- 9/19-9/21 -Extended walk in hours (no appointments) from 8 am to 5 pm
9/22-9/23 - 9 am to 5 pm
Week Two- 9/26-9/30- 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 (9/19/11). 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 9/19/11. 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.

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.

Address Update

The law requires that you update your address within 10 days of any move! Updating your address is quick and easy. Link here to get the form to update your address. Then take the completed form to Enrollment Services, located upstairs in LSC. You may also update your address at the front desk 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.

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!

How to Find Your Instructor?
Click here for the GRCC staff directory.

Learn about Volunteer Opportunities!

SAT Prep Class

UW Bothell is coming to Visit!

Safety Alerts
Subscribe to GRCC Safety Alerts and keep informed of campus emergencies, safety issues and inclement (severe) weather emergency closures.

Guaranteed Parking

To help you avoid that parking headache, we’re offering Guaranteed Parking for the first time this fall. For $100 quarter, less than $2 a day, we’ll guarantee you a parking space in Parking Lot P5 from 6:15 a.m. to 2 p.m., when campus parking is the most challenging.
Purchasing a Guaranteed Parking permit is now easier than ever!
By completing the Guaranteed Parking Registration form, the Guaranteed Parking fee will be added to your student account. We’ll mail you a permit.
You can also call the Cashier’s office at 253-833-9111, extension 2050. They’ll ask for your license plate and student ID number, so please have that information ready. We’ll mail you a permit.

IESL Announcements

Institutional TOEFL Sign-Up:
Thursday, October 6th 10:30-11:30 a.m. in IVC 101$25.00 non-refundable fee (prefer exact change) CASH ONLYPLEASE NOTE: You must have picture I.D. to sign-up for the test. Also, you cannot take the test if you do not bring picture I.D. on the day of the test.
Institutional TOEFL Test:
Saturday, October 15th 8:30 a.m. (Test starts promptly at 9:00 a.m.) SC 101. Limited space available.


IP Advising is on Facebook. Let's be friends! This is the easiest way to stay informed

Transferring to California?

If you are planning to transfer to a university in California in fall 2012, 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! If you delay registration you may need to travel out of State.



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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1 comment:

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