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Green River College is named after the Green River that flows through the city of Auburn and functions as a two-year public college. It offers its international students various degrees in academic programs with which to take them up Request then to a Go to university and complete the third and fourth year of a corresponding bachelor's degree there.

They are supported by competent teachers, as well as by so-called student advisors who can help with any questions and problems that may arise. Should the Knowledge of English for admissionIf g is insufficient, students can take an English course.

The big advantage of a slightly smaller college like Green River College is that the classes are smaller and the teachers therefore have more time for each individual student. In this way, the first learning successes can also be achieved more quickly. In addition, the degree is at a community college financially usually even cheaper than a comparable course of study at a university.


Founding year: 1963

University type: State University

Number of students: Total 8000, international 1750


  • NWCCU (Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities)

Academic year:

The academic year at Green River College is divided into four quarters.


In Auburn's Lea Hill neighborhood is the main campus of Green River College. The area is partly wooded and quite spacious. Here the students find the peace they need to study.

The next big city Seattle, can be reached within 45 minutes from Auburn. The beaches of the Pacific and the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver are also no more than two and a half hours away.

The college has additional locations in downtown Auburn as well as in Kent and Enumclaw. Some of the courses on offer take place here, so that something more rural regions benefit from Green River College.


Green River College students can choose where they want to live.

The following accommodation options are available:

  • Apartment on campus
  • guest families

The specific availability of the individual accommodation options may vary depending on the study program. You can find detailed information via the links or in the "free brochure" for the respective program. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

The college town of Auburn

Auburn is a small town in Washington State with nearly 70,000 residents. It is now almost a suburb of the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue area, which is 15 to 40 kilometers away and can be easily reached by local transport. The same goes for Puget Sound, which is also nearby.

In addition to the surrounding modern metropolises, Auburn has nevertheless retained its historic small-town charm.
Both the White River and the Green River flow through the city. There are also tons of green spaces, parks, and hiking trails, and the weather is mostly mild. Average temperatures range between 17 ° C in summer and 7 ° C in winter.

You can spend your free time shopping in the SuperMall of the Great Northwest, trying out the Emerald Downs Racetrack, visiting the White River Amphitheater or the White River Valley Museum, watching a soccer game, enjoying nature and much more. Many historical buildings such as the Auburn Post Office or the Olson Farm from the beginning of the 20th century can be admired in the city. In addition, there are many markets such as the Farmer's Market or you can visit one of the galleries or exhibitions.

Those who are less interested in culture can also practice various sports or visit the zoo. Concerts and cinemas are also available, but when it comes to nightlife you don't have to go without anything in Auburn and can visit restaurants, bars or clubs.

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Study programs


Green River College offers several undergraduate programs for international students at. There are courses of study such as Marketing and Entrepreneurship or Information Technology to choose from. After successfully completing their studies, the participants receive a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree.

A bachelor's degree lasts usually four years. However, Green River College's undergraduate programs also work according to the2 + 2 principle. This means that students are after two years on Community College can switch to the third year of a corresponding degree program at a US university (University Transfer). There they acquire their bachelor's degree after another two years.

All Green River College undergraduate programs are practice-oriented and geared towards gaining initial work experience. The students have the opportunity to network during their studies. This should make it easier for them to start their careers later.


The following link provides information about the tuition fees at Green River College.


This is a prerequisite for participating in a Bachelor's program at Green River College High School. Applicants should also be at least 18 years old.

In addition, the college requires sufficient of all participants good English knowledge. These can be proven by means of a minimum number of points in a language test such as the TOEFL or IELTS.

Language skills can be proven by one of the following test results or documents:

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) C.
IELTS5.5 (no range below 5.0)
TOEFL (computer-based)173
TOEFL (internet-based)61
TOEFL (paper-based)500


Degree programs / courses

Degree programs / courses in English

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology: Network Administration and Security
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology: Software Development
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Marketing and Entrepreneurship


International students have the option of studying at Green River College a two year oldTo get an associate's degree and then enter the third year of the corresponding course at a US university (University Transfer).

Eligible universities include the University of Washington Tacoma, Hawaii Pacific University, University of California Santa Barbara, San Francisco State University, and many others.

Associate degrees are not considered in Germany as stand-alone academic degrees recognized, so that if possible you should definitely stay in the USA until your bachelor's degree.

The courses offered come from many different areas. In the first two years, students take both general education courses ("General Education") as well as basic courses in your chosen subject area in order to then deepen what you have learned at the university.


The tuition at Green River College will be per quarter calculated. Further information can be found under the following link.

Financing options

University-specific scholarships:


In order to study at Green River College, German applicants must have the Middle school leaving certificate and a at least two years of professional training or have a high school diploma.

They must also have adequate knowledge of English with the help of a Minimum score in one provide evidence of standardized language tests such as the IELTS or TOEFL. If the language skills are insufficient, applicants can first take part in the GRCC's English program.

Language skills can be proven by one of the following test results or documents:

TOEFL (internet-based)61
TOEFL (paper-based)500


Degree programs / courses

Degree programs / courses in English

  • Associate of Arts (Transfer)
  • Associate of Business (Transfer)
  • Associate of Elementary Education (Transfer)
  • Associate of Fine Arts in Art (Transfer)
  • Associate of Math Education (Transfer)
  • Associate of Pre-Nursing (Transfer)
  • Associate of Science in Aeronautical Engineering (Transfer)
  • Associate of Science in Atmospheric Science (Transfer)
  • Associate of Science in Biological Engineering (Transfer)
  • Associate of Science in Biology (Transfer)
  • Associate of Science in Biology Education (Transfer)
  • Associate of Science in Chemical Pre-Engineering (Transfer)
  • Associate of Science in Chemistry (Transfer)
  • Associate of Science in Chemistry Education (Transfer)
  • Associate of Science in Civil Engineering (Transfer)
  • Associate of Science in Computer Engineering (Transfer)
  • Associate of Science in Computer Science (Transfer)
  • Associate of Science in Earth Science (Transfer)
  • Associate of Science in Electrical Pre-Engineering (Transfer)
  • Associate of Science in Engineering (Transfer)
  • Associate of Science in Environmental Science (Transfer)
  • Associate of Science in General Science Education (Transfer)
  • Associate of Science in Geology (Transfer)
  • Associate of Science in Industrial Engineering (Transfer)
  • Associate of Science in Materials Science Engineering (Transfer)
  • Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Transfer)
  • Associate of Science in Physics (Transfer)
  • Associate of Science in Physics Education (Transfer)
  • Associate of Science in Pre-Engineering (Transfer)


Green River College offers that to those interested Intensive English Program (IESL) primarily aimed at international students in order to prepare them for university language use at U.S. universities. It lasts in the summer eight, otherwise eleven weeks.

The aim of this course is besides that Achievement of a challenging language level using grammar and verbal communication to learn academic skills such as preparing presentations, research papers or academic writing.

Furthermore, the course builds social and cultural bridges by giving participants the opportunity to work with other students to achieve their goals more quickly.

The main advantages of this program are that Green River College places great value on the groups of the Courses as small as possible to keep. This ensures optimal learning progress and the most personal support possible from the high qualified tutors guaranteed.

Furthermore, the structure of the course provides for some joint activities between the participants in order to give the students the opportunity to get to know each other better.


The course fees differ depending on the duration of the program. The following link provides an overview.


The minimum age for participation is 16 years.

In addition to the academic requirementsIf you want to start studying, no further language qualifications are required to take part in the language courses. It will be a Placement test carried out in order to be able to determine the level of the respective previous knowledge.


Language courses

Preparatory course

Course titlelanguageDuration in weeks
Intensive English ProgramEnglish12-52


At Green River College you have the opportunity to take part in the so-called Gap Year at Green River after graduation, before you start your studies. In consultation with the Academic advisor at college choose from certain courses and in this way gain initial experience at the university abroad.

The Participants get a taste of academic areas for the first time in that interest you. Campus life also offers exciting new experiences, you usually become more independent and develop your personality further.

For leisure, there are many options for activities such as Weekend getaways to Los Angeles or San Francisco. The entire west coast of the USA has a lot to offer.


Financing options

University-specific scholarships:


You need that to participate in the gap year High School as well as one Proof of sufficient knowledge of English. This is achieved on the basis of a minimum number of points in a standardized language test such as the IELTS or TOEFL. Alternatively, an English grade of ten points in the basic course or seven points in the advanced course in the last four semesters of the advanced level is sufficient.

Language skills can be proven by one of the following test results or documents:

TOEFL (internet-based)61

The language certificate cannot be submitted later.


Degree programs / courses

Degree programs / courses in English - Undergraduate

  • Aeronautical engineering
  • Arts
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Biological engineering
  • Biology
  • Biology Education
  • Business
  • Chemical pre-engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry Education
  • Civil engineering
  • Computer engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Earth Science
  • Electrical pre-engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Fine Arts in Art
  • General Science Education
  • industrial engineering
  • Materials Science Engineering
  • Math Education
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Physics
  • Physics Education
  • Pre-engineering
  • Pre-nursing
  • Science in Geology


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