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08-09 Green River Intl Programs Presentation


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Information for international students interested in studying at Green River Community College in Washington State.

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08-09 Green River Intl Programs Presentation

  1. 1. Welcome to Green River Community College
  2. 2. GRCC is located in Washington State Close to Seattle in the city of Auburn
  3. 4. Why Choose Green River Community College? <ul><li>Transfer opportunities to excellent U.S. universities </li></ul><ul><li>On-Campus housing for students </li></ul><ul><li>Advisors provide personal assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Lower costs </li></ul><ul><li>Small classes </li></ul><ul><li>Close to Seattle </li></ul><ul><li>Safe, friendly, and beautiful campus </li></ul>
  4. 5. The Holman Library
  5. 6. The Technology Center
  6. 7. The Marv Nelson Science Building
  7. 8. Facts about GRCC <ul><li>10,000 total students </li></ul><ul><li>1,000 international students from more than 30 countries </li></ul><ul><li>On-campus housing facility and homestay options </li></ul><ul><li>Tech Center with wireless capabilities and over 100 computers for student use </li></ul><ul><li>Library with 100 high speed computers </li></ul><ul><li>Free internet and e-mail access for students </li></ul><ul><li>A beautiful park-like campus filled with evergreens and flowering trees </li></ul>
  8. 9. Beautiful Campus
  9. 10. What Do We Offer? <ul><li>University Transfer Program </li></ul><ul><li>Intensive English Program </li></ul><ul><li>High School Plus </li></ul><ul><li>Degrees and Certificates </li></ul>
  10. 11. Where GRCC Students are Accepted <ul><li>University of Washington </li></ul><ul><li>UC Berkeley </li></ul><ul><li>Cornell University </li></ul><ul><li>University of Southern California </li></ul><ul><li>Johns Hopkins University </li></ul><ul><li>University of Michigan </li></ul><ul><li>University of North Carolina </li></ul><ul><li>University of Oregon </li></ul><ul><li>Indiana University </li></ul><ul><li>Purdue University </li></ul><ul><li>Ohio State </li></ul><ul><li>University of California </li></ul><ul><li>And many more… </li></ul>
  11. 12. International Student Advisors Front row (from left): Anupa Godse, Melanie Kaneshiro, Sarah Hamilton, Alvin Tai Back row (from left): Bob Lawrence, Jessica Galan, Carla Honkanen, John Tankersley
  12. 13. Most Popular Transfer Areas <ul><li>Business Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Science </li></ul><ul><li>Art and Design </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Aviation </li></ul><ul><li>Journalism </li></ul><ul><li>Broadcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Science </li></ul>
  13. 14. Cost Comparison for one Academic Year (2008-2009)
  14. 15. Intensive English as a Second Language <ul><li>Program prepares students for academic studies at a U.S. college or university </li></ul><ul><li>Five levels, introductory to pre-academic </li></ul><ul><li>Course content: grammar, reading, writing and oral communication. TOEFL preparation is also available </li></ul><ul><li>TOEFL offered on campus at the end of every quarter </li></ul>
  15. 16. Academic Bridge Program <ul><li>Students can choose to take one academic class while attending intensive ESL classes full-time. </li></ul><ul><li>Available to students who have an official TOEFL score of 450-499 (133-170 computer based; 45-60 internet based) </li></ul><ul><li>Select students in Intensive English level 5 may also have the opportunity to take an academic class while attending IESL full-time </li></ul>
  16. 17. High School Plus <ul><li>Bonus: Save time and money </li></ul><ul><li>Offers highly motivated students an opportunity to take college level classes that count toward a high school diploma and university transfer. </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements: English proficiency, 16 years of age, and cannot have previously received a high school diploma </li></ul><ul><li>* Depending on assessment and placement , student may need to take non-transferable, developmental classes . </li></ul>
  17. 18. High School Plus Requirements <ul><li>Classes: 12 categories of classes are required for a Washington State High School Diploma. Your previous high school transcript(s) is evaluated to determine which requirements you need to take. </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Requirements: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Culminating Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) or State Authorized Alternative </li></ul></ul>
  18. 19. Degrees and Certificates <ul><li>Associate of Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Associate of Science </li></ul><ul><li>Associate of Business </li></ul><ul><li>Certificates in a variety of subjects including: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>International Business </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Aviation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Broadcasting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Early Childhood Education </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Physical Therapy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Speech Communication </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Water Supply Technology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>… and over 75 more. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 20. Housing Options <ul><li>On-Campus Housing in Campus Corner Apartments (CCA) </li></ul><ul><li>American Host Families </li></ul><ul><li>Homeshare </li></ul>
  20. 21. Host Family <ul><li>$550 per month </li></ul><ul><li>Airport Pick-up </li></ul><ul><li>Area Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Campus Visit </li></ul><ul><li>Private Room </li></ul><ul><li>Assistance with Banking </li></ul><ul><li>American Style Meals (3 meals a day) </li></ul><ul><li>One Month Bus Pass </li></ul><ul><li>$10.00 Long Distance Phone Card </li></ul>
  21. 22. On-Campus Housing: Campus Corner Apartments <ul><li>Students have airport meet and greet service, area orientation and assistance with shopping, banking needs, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Each unit has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and central living and dining areas </li></ul><ul><li>Each student has private bedroom </li></ul><ul><li>Rooms are fully furnished and have high-speed internet access, cable television hook-up and telephone hook-up included in rent </li></ul>
  22. 23. Campus Corner Apartments cont. <ul><li>Students prepare own meals </li></ul><ul><li>Move-in kits provided to new residents include linen, utensils and food items </li></ul><ul><li>Central laundry facility and Community Room with big screen television, kitchen and lounge area </li></ul><ul><li>All utilities included in rent </li></ul><ul><li>24-hour security and resident advisors on site </li></ul><ul><li>Different lease options are available </li></ul>
  23. 24. Housing Placement Fee <ul><li>$300 Housing Placement Fee (one time fee) includes the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CCA=Administrative Fee; Airport Pick-up; Move-in Kit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Host Family=Administrative Fee; Airport Pick-up; $100 First Month Deposit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Refund policy: $300 placement fee refundable upon request if student cancels application two weeks prior to housing/move-in-day or does not use the I-20 to enter the U.S. </li></ul>
  24. 25. Housing Fees Campus Corner rent varies depending on length and payment options. $5,400 $1,800 Campus Corner $4,950 $1,650 Homestay 3 Quarters 1 Quarter
  25. 26. Student Services <ul><li>Housing </li></ul><ul><li>Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Advising </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Immigration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transfer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tutors </li></ul><ul><li>On Campus Clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Student Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Airport Pick-up (if student applies for housing) </li></ul>
  26. 27. Orientation <ul><li>Placement Testing </li></ul><ul><li>Campus Tour </li></ul><ul><li>Advising </li></ul><ul><li>Registration </li></ul><ul><li>Overnight Camp for New Students </li></ul><ul><li>Seattle Trip </li></ul>
  27. 28. Overnight Camping Trip
  28. 29. Seattle City Tour – Space Needle
  29. 30. Dates and Deadlines December 28, 2008 December 29, 2008 January 5, 2009 March 20, 2009 <ul><li>New Student Arrival and Move-in </li></ul><ul><li>New Student Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Classes Begin </li></ul><ul><li>Classes End </li></ul>Winter Quarter 2008 Application Deadline – November 15, 2008 Airport pick-up is not available on December 24 or 25, 2008 September 10 & 11, 2008 September 12, 2008 September 22, 2008 December 11, 2008 <ul><li>New Student Arrival and Move-in </li></ul><ul><li>New Student Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Classes Begin </li></ul><ul><li>Classes End </li></ul>Fall Quarter 2008 Application Deadline – August 15, 2008
  30. 31. Dates and Deadlines June 17, 2009 June 18, 2009 June 22, 2009 August 13, 2009 <ul><li>New Student Arrival and Move-in </li></ul><ul><li>New Student Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Classes Begin </li></ul><ul><li>Classes End </li></ul>Summer Quarter 2009 Application Deadline – May 15, 2009 March 23, 2009 March 24, 2009 March 30, 2009 June 15, 2009 <ul><li>New Student Arrival and Move-in </li></ul><ul><li>New Student Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Classes Begin </li></ul><ul><li>Classes End </li></ul>Spring Quarter 2009 Application Deadline – February 15, 2009
  31. 32. Approximate Cost 2008-09 Tuition based on 12-18 credits $15,999 $5,333 Grand Total $7,662 $2,554 Total 600 200 Books $7,062 $2,354 Living Expenses $8,337 $2,779 Total 387 129 Fees $7,950 $2,650 Tuition 1 Academic Year ( 9 months) 1 Quarter (3 months)
  32. 33. Easy Application Process <ul><li>Complete application </li></ul><ul><li>Financial guarantee </li></ul><ul><li>$50 application fee </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended: official transcripts in English and copy of passport </li></ul><ul><li>Applicants must be 16 years of age or a high school graduate </li></ul>
  33. 34. Graduation <ul><li>Our 2008 graduates were accepted into top universities. They are heading to Cornell, UC Berkeley, and UCLA. </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to what our students who got into UC Berkeley have to say about GRCC. </li></ul>