We are Gators.png

Welcome to Green River College

Auburn,   Washington

Come study in the USA

University Transfer


Students take the first two years of their bachelor's degree at Green River. With their advisor, students develop an Individual Transfer Plan with general education and introductory classes in their major. In their first quarter of academic study, students take a required International Student College Experience course to prepare for success. 
The University Transfer Pathway program allows applicants conditional acceptance to a U.S. university listed on greenriver.edu/international. 
top university transfers in USA



Green River College is a two-year public college in Washington State that offers more than 75 different degrees and certificates in academic and technical programs. The campus is located on 186 acres of tall trees in a park-like setting and is known for its safe, friendly and peaceful study environment.


Great Location

Seattle is about 45 minutes north of Green River. This major international city is home to Microsoft, Boeing, Amazon.com, and Starbucks Coffee. A trip to Seattle is included in the new student orientation each quarter.

Great Campus
  • On-campus housing

  • State-of-the-art science and technology center

  • Wireless Internet access for students

  • Campus bookstore and cafeteria

  • Gym and fitness center

  • Safe, friendly campus

  • Free tutoring center

  • Clubs, sports, activities

  • KGRG - a real radio station run by students

  • Aviation simulator center

Student Population
  • 10,000+ total student body

  • 1,500 international students from nearly 60 countries

Transfer to Major Universities in the US
Study in the US ivy league universities

GRC students have been accepted to:


  • UC Berkeley

  • Cornell University

  • Brown University

  • University of Washington

  • UCLA

  • Purdue University

  • Johns Hopkins

  • University of Southern California 

  • University of Michigan

  • University of Texas

  • University of Pennsylvania

  • ....... and many more!

Degrees and Certificates

Over 100 different degrees and certificate programs are offered as listed on greenriver.edu/international/programs/.

Intensive English
The Intensive ESL Program (IESL) provides strong academic English preparation for students entering a college or university. Graduates of the IESL program qualify to take academic classes without TOEFL.
High School Completion Plus

Save money and get a Washington State high school diploma and transferable university credit at the same time. The High School Completion Plus Program is a Fast Track to a US university degree and is an excellent option for High School Exchange Students.

Foundation For Success

This one quarter program helps students establish a strong learning foundation and enables them to transfer to top universities. Foundation for Success (FFS) program is required for all incoming academic students and all students enrolled in the Intensive English Language Program.

study at top community college in USA


Campus Corner Apartments (CCA)
  • Live on campus with American and international classmates

  • Enjoy residential life


  • Live with an American host family

  • Share US customs & culture; improve your English


*Airport pick-up provided for Green River housing students



Student Life


  • Clubs

  • Leadership and student government

  • Sports

  • Performing Arts

  • Volunteer opportunities

  • Excursions to Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, including hiking, skiing, snowboarding, camping and rafting.

  • Trips to California, Canada, New York, Las Vegas and Hawaii during term breaks

Cost to study at GRC (USD)

Tuition*                                          10,350

Estimated Expenses:

   Living                                            9,000

   Books                                           1,119

   Fees*                                            531


Total cost per academic

year (9 months)                           21,000


  • Prices effective fall 2019- summer 2020 and subject to change

  • The International Student College Experience course is an additional $100.

  • Health insurance is required and is available through Green River for $246 per quarter

  • Book cost varies by program

  • Fees include a $60 technology, $63 facilities, $54 special services Student Center Fee


* Based on 12-18 academic credits

Admission Requirements
  • Completed International Student Application

  • Financial Statement

  • $50 non-refundable application fee

  • Applicants must be at least 16 years old

  • Housing selection and Fees as applicable - $300 placement fee for Campus Corner Apartments or Homestay

  • Transcript from last school attended

  • Copy of passport

TOEFL/IELTS Requirements:
TOEFL61/173/500, IELTS 5.5, all bands 5.0+
Lunar New Year
Tulip Festival
Malaysians in GRC
Snow Tubing
Peer Volunteers of GRC