Green River College (GRC)


GRC and KPU Partnership: Take your GRC Associate Degree and upgrade it to a Bachelor's Degree at KPU! 

In 2022, Green River College (GRC) and Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) entered an articulation agreement to enhance the educational opportunities for GRC students. This agreement allows GRC students to immerse themselves in a diverse academic environment, bridging the gap between GRC and KPU and opening the door to pursuing Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degrees. The two institutions are now only separated by a simple admissions application and a three-hour drive.

Upon successfully obtaining an Associate in Arts or Associate in Business Degree at GRC, eligible students who meet KPU's admission requirements can seamlessly transition to KPU for their continued studies. Notably, GRC graduates have the opportunity to transfer 36-51 credits to KPU when they enroll in the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Business Administration programs. GRC students may explore admission into other eligible Bachelor programs; the number of transfer credits is subject to their chosen program.

This collaboration fosters an educational pathway that empowers students to take bold strides toward their academic and professional aspirations.

Student Pathway 

KPU has created a mapping of transfer credits for our Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Administration programs to provide a convenient reference for students interested in these programs. However, it's important to note that program requirements at KPU and GRC may undergo changes during periodic program reviews, which could impact the transfer pathway. For the most up-to-date information, we recommend contacting the International Admissions Office.

Bachelor of Arts pathway

KPU Bachelor of Arts Major in:Number of Transfer Credits from GRCNumber of Remaining Credits at KPU  
General Studies6951
Creative Writing5763
Political Science5466
Fine Arts in Visual Arts5169
Applied Geography4773
Policy Studies4575
Asian Studies4278
Community Criminal Justice2496

* Please note, Intakes for Community Criminal Justice program has been postponed indefinitely.

Bachelor of Business Administration Pathway

KPU Bachelor of Business Administration Major in:Number of Transfer Credits from GRCNumber of Remaining Credits at KPU  
Entrepreneurial Leadership5466
Marketing Management5466
Human Resources Management5169

Admission Requirements

Students applying for admission to KPU are required to submit an admission application form and applicable application fee. Students are subject to all KPU admission requirements. If you are a GRC student with questions, please contact International Future Student.   GRC students with questions, please contact International Future Student.  


GRC graduates admitted to a KPU program are subject to standard fees as outlined in KPU policy and Calendar.

English Proficiency Requirements for Admission

English is the primary language of study at KPU; therefore, all applicants must be able to demonstrate the appropriate level of English language proficiency for their graduate, undergraduate, vocational or preparatory area of study. For test options and more info, please click here.

About GRC


Green River College was founded in 1965 and is a government-funded college located near Seattle. It serves more than 8,700 students, with over 800 international students from more than 60 countries. Green River is ranked #9 in international student enrollment among 2-year colleges in the United States (IIE, 2019-2020) and has received many other awards and distinctions such as the prestigious Paul Simon Award for Internationalization. 

Green River prides in University Transfer services. The ten most popular majors are Engineering, Business, Computer Science, Aviation, Communication, Pre-health (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy), Information Technology, Psychology, Art and Design. However, the students can prepare to transfer to almost any major. 

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