Green River College

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Study programs at Green River College

At Green River College you can study for one or two semesters as a study abroad student, or do an associate degree or University Transfer Program. This gives you the great opportunity to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree at Green River and continue your bachelor's degree without delay at one of the top universities in America.

What can I study at Green River College?

  • Study abroad quarter:

    Come to Green River College for a Gap Year. Live like an American college student for 3, 6 or 9 months.  Take fun and interesting classes and enjoy an active student life. There are 4 unique Gap Year Experiences. Choose the one that’s right for you:

    1. Traditional – Choose to study at Green River College in Washington State for 3, 6, or 9 months.
    2. Green River to California – Study your first 3 months at Green River then transfer to Santa Barbara City College in California for spring semester
    3. Green River to Australia and New Zealand - Study your first 3 months at Green River then join Americans on a study abroad adventure to Australia and New Zealand for 10 weeks, and spend your final 3 months back at Green River.
    4. Green River to Hawaii – Study your first 3 months at Green River then transfer Kapi’olani Community College in Hawaii for spring semester

  • Associate degree:
    An associate degree at Green River College is an undergraduate academic degree lasting two years. See study programs and courses below.

  • University Transfer Program:

    Green River College is a leader when it comes to university transfer. Students have been admitted to top, world-ranked universities including: UC Berkeley, UCLA, Brown, Cornell, Columbia, Johns Hopkins, Indiana University, Purdue, University of Michigan, University of Texas-Austin, University of Washington and many others. In addition, Green River College has Transfer Pathway agreements with over 30 highly ranked universities.

    A key to each student’s success at Green River and beyond is the individual transfer plan. Every student works with their assigned advisor to develop an individual transfer plan that includes: student’s major, destination transfer universities, and a two-year course plan. See study programs and courses below.

Read more about the application process here.

When do the semesters start?

The academic year is divided into four quarters of three months each (summer quarter is optional).

Study programs and courses at Green River

Whether you are interested in ceramics, criminal justice or aviation, Green River has something for you. Expand the list below to see some of the fields of study and study programs Green River offers.

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