Students find success with Project Finish Line
Removing roadblocks and paving the way for success are what Project Finish Line is all about.
Josh started at Green River in 2009 and spent three years working toward a transfer in engineering to Washington State University. He came a few credits short of receiving an Associate in Science degree but unbeknownst to him had obtained enough credits for an Associate in Arts-DTA along the way.
Last year, Josh's goal came to fruition with an acceptance letter to WSU. Unaware of the degree he had completed at Green River, Josh transferred without applying for his AA-DTA at Green River, but he did not reap the benefits of the direct transfer agreement and not all of his credits transferred. Josh was faced with additional required coursework at WSU in the form of 15 additional semester credits to fulfill general undergraduate requirements.
Josh was contacted by Liliana Godinez, one of Green River's new Progress and Completion Coaches. She informed him that his hard work and persistence paid off. He simply needed to submit his graduation application to receive his AA-DTA! Godinez's call saved Josh $7,410.00 in WSU per-credit tuition alone, and nearly a semester of his undergraduate career.* Removing roadblocks and paving the way for success are what Project Finish Line is all about.
Josh is an example of many Green River students who either struggle at the end of their degree, or who are simply not aware of their options to complete before they transfer. Like Josh, these students are often self-advised.
Green River College is collaborating toward increasing student success for all students while targeting achievement gaps. Josh's success via Project Finish Line is just one of many examples of staff, faculty and community working together to improve the quality of our students' lives by helping them reach their goals.
*WSU tuition figure based on per credit figures Summer 2015 at this site.