Your first step to becoming a Greener is applying for admission to The Evergreen State College.

Accepting Applications

Applications for admission are currently accepted for:

Review the application process.

Freshman or Transfer?


You’ll apply as a freshman…

  • You are currently a high school senior.*
  • You are a high school graduate, or
  • You have a GED or High School Equivalency exam results, AND
  • You have not taken any college courses.

*Running Start, Dual Credit, and AP/IB students currently attending high school, should complete the Freshman Application.

Find out about the admission requirements for freshman applicants.


You’ll apply as a transfer student...

  • You attempted one or more college courses since leaving high school.**
  • You left high school and will have credit through Running Start, Dual Credit, or AP/IB exams.**
  • You have not received a bachelor's degree.

**Applicants with less than 40 transferable quarter credits will be asked to submit an official high school transcript, ACT/SAT test scores, and/or GED/High school equivalency exam results.

Review transfer admission requirements.

Visit Evergreen & Learn More


Attend a campus event

Campus visitors are welcome year-round

Individual visits include an Evergreen Information Session and Campus Tour.

During the academic year, go in-depth with an overnight stay or class visit.

Schedule a Visit


View a campus map or find us on Google Maps or MapQuest.


Can’t Make it to Olympia?

You are virtually here on the Virtual Campus Tour. (Also available in Mandarin, Portuguese, and Spanish.)

Admissions on the Road: see an Admissions Counselor on the Road at your school or at a college fair.

Meet the Admissions Counselors and start a conversation to learn more about Evergreen.

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Fiske “Best Buy” seal

The Evergreen State College in Olympia is one of just 38 colleges named in the 2018 Fiske Best Buy School guide. The designation recognizes institutions in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom that offer "the best education at the most reasonable costs."

Fiske Guide Best Buy, since 2010

Colleges That Change Lives badge

“There are precious few public institutions where the faculty feels as close to the students or values them as highly.”

Member, Colleges That Change Lives, since 1996

G.I. Jobs seal

G.I. Jobs Military Friendly School for 2015, rated with a 3.9 out of 4 for veteran resources.

Member, G.I. Jobs, since 2011

The Princeton Review Best Colleges

“Evergreen offers outstanding academics, which is the primary criteria for our choice of schools for the book.” Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges are profiled in the book.

The Princeton Review Best Colleges