You choose your programs and design your education. Your Academic Statement is your map, being built along the way.
This document does more than simply record your achievements. It also helps focus your aspirations as you plot your path to a degree.
The short essays you’ll write each year will help you in critical ways during your time here:
- Review, reflect upon, and connect common themes in your education each year
- Clarify your academic goals so that you can get targeted support from faculty and academic advisors
- Plan your pathway and uncover the kinds of programs that meet your goals
- Summarize what you have learned and done in your education in your own voice
How It Works
Each year you’ll write an Annual Statement that talks about where you’ve been and where you’re going with your education. You have full control over what you write and how you write it. You can use this as a starting point for conversations with your faculty and advisors.
When you’re ready to graduate, you’ll submit a Final Statement that acts as a synopsis for the coursework you've done and the evaluations in your transcript. It’s the perfect place to talk about how far you’ve come in your own words and connect common themes between the courses you’ve taken. It summarizes your educational experience for an outside audience, such as grad schools or future employers.
Whereas your Orientation Essay looks back at your experience leading up to Evergreen, and your self-evaluations look back at courses or programs you have taken, your Academic Statement looks back on your entire time at Evergreen, and helps clarify your goals for upcoming years here, too.
Writing and Getting Help
Writing an academic statement may seem daunting, but we’re here to help when you need it.
Turning It In
Turn in your Academic Statement through my.evergreen.edu.
Make sure you’ve followed the requirements. We recommend turning it in early. If you turn it in late, you’ll find a hold on your registration and you won’t be able to register for classes for the following school year—or even graduate!
“As I dug deeper for answers to my own questions regarding my education, I gained a significant amount of clarity about where I have been and where I am going. It was a very fruitful process, and I'm glad I tackled it!”