You choose your programs and design your education. Your Academic Statement is your opportunity to reflect on how it comes together. 

What Did I Learn in College? The Academic Statement and Mapping Your Education

Member of the faculty Nancy Koppelman describes how the Academic Statement is an opportunity for students to pause and think about -and write about- what they’re doing.

The annual Academic Statement helps you to review, make sense of, and plan your education. When you graduate, the final statement introduces your education and showcases your voice in your transcript.

A student writes his academic statement

Annual Academic Statement Work

Each year, faculty dedicate time in the Fall quarter to collaborate with you as you reflect on and map out your academic choices. In the Winter and Spring quarter, faculty mentor students on Mentoring Days and provide one-on-one support and feedback for Academic Statements. 

Preparing for Graduation

When you’re ready to graduate, you’ll submit a final draft. This final Academic Statement will introduce the narrative evaluations in your Evergreen transcript and tie your education together for an outside audience. 

Need more information?

Find out about the Academic Statement in a nutshell (Word) or look at the Writing Resources to help you plan your statement at each stage of your academic career. 

“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!”