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Applicants using the online application must be able to pay the
$50 nonrefundable application fee online using a debit/credit card
or a personal check. If you cannot pay online, please use the paper application (PDF).
Applicants residing outside of the United States must print and complete the paper application (PDF).
Applications for formal admission to Evergreen currently accepted for
|Fall Quarter 2013||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Winter Quarter 2014||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Applications for admission to Spring Quarter 2014 will be accepted after May 31, 2013.|
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I submit my application late?
- What do I do after I have completed the application?
- What happens after Evergreen receives my application?
- What are official transcripts?
- When will I know if I've been admitted?
- Is a personal statement or are letters of recommendation required for admission?
- Is an interview required for admission?
- When do quarters begin and end?
- Can I apply for admission to summer quarter?
- Where can I find more information about Evergreen's Tacoma Program?
- Where can I find more information about the Reservation-Based Community-Determined program?
- Help me get organized! Do you have a checklist for me to follow?
- What is Evergreen's mailing address?
We encourage you to submit a timely application to ensure that you will receive full admission review and to be able to receive financial aid, scholarship and early registration consideration. Applications for undergraduate admission that are received after the priority date will be accepted if space remains available.
- Contact your high school and request an official transcript. Ask to have this document sent to Evergreen.
- Take the SAT or ACT test and have the scores sent to Evergreen. Evergreen's SAT school code is 4292; the ACT school code is 4457. If you've taken the SAT or ACT test already, make sure that the scores are part of the high school transcript that is sent to Evergreen.
Contact every college and/or training institute you've attended and request official transcripts. Ask the college/training institute to send these transcripts to Evergreen.
Official transcripts list the classes you took and the grades you received on a document issued and embossed by the school where you were enrolled. This document should be put in an envelope and sealed by the issuing school's registrar. If this envelope is opened before reaching the Office of Admissions, the transcript is considered unofficial. Unofficial transcripts cannot be used in the admission process.
Sometimes applicants obtain official transcripts (in a sealed envelope) from the issuing school's registrar. As long as you do not open the original envelope, the document is considered to be official and you may send it to the Office of Admissions with your application and check/money order.
Evergreen can receive official transcripts delivered by Docufide, National Student Clearinghouse, Naviance and Scrip-Safe International. Check with your counselor to find out if your high school or college participates in these electronic transcript services.
The Office of Admissions creates a file when your application is received. Your transcripts and test scores are also placed in this file. You may receive a letter from a Credentials Evaluator, who works in Admissions, requesting additional information. When all of the required documents have been received, your file is complete and ready to be considered for admission. This part of the process may take as few as 10 working days, or it could take several weeks. For example, if you submit an application on September 1 and plan to take the SAT on January 28, your application file will not be complete until your test scores have been received.
Your application will be considered for admission if your file is complete. For fall quarter applicants, notification letters start to roll out of the Admissions Office after November 1. For example, if you submit an application on September 27 and have official transcripts/test scores sent to Admissions by November 1, it is possible that you will receive an offer of admission in mid-December.
For winter quarter applicants, notification letters are sent after November 1. For spring quarter applicants, notification letters are sent after January 1.
Would you like to tell us more about yourself? There's more to you than your transcripts and test scores can describe. Perhaps you've conquered a personal challenge or overcome an adverse situation that may have affected your academic achievements. Your essay response is strongly recommended and should provide some explanation about your academic performance and improvement to the Admissions Committee. Provide a personal statement (PDF) and send it to the Office of Admissions.
Home school applicants must provide a personal statement as part of their admission application documents. Freshman applicants who are 25 years old or older may choose to submit a personal statement and resume or provide ACT or SAT test scores. International students must provide a personal statement.
Letters of Recommendation are also useful if you would like the Admissions Committee to be aware that your special talents are well suited to studies at Evergreen. Letters from teachers, counselors or employers who are acquainted with your academic preparation and your ability to succeed at college are welcomed. Please make sure that the letter of recommendation includes the name you use on your application for admission. Letters of recommendation are often required for the scholarship application process.
An interview with an Admissions Counselor is not required. However, many prospective students visit Evergreen and speak with an Admissions Counselor. This visit is not considered an interview, but may help you decide if Evergreen is the right college choice for you. Evergreen Admissions Counselors visit many cities across the nation and offer interviews to prospective applicants. Admissions on the Road lists states and cities we visit.
Evergreen's academic year consists of fall, winter and spring quarters. Each quarter includes 10 weeks of instruction, plus one week for you to schedule your narrative evaluation conference with your faculty member. Just as a point of reference, semesters are usually 15 weeks of instruction, plus one week for final exams.
A table with the begin and end dates for the quarters can be found on the calendar at-a-glance.
Anyone may register for a summer program or course. Formal admission to summer quarter is not necessary. However, if you need financial aid to pay for your tuition during the summer, you must be formally admitted, you must enroll and you must receive financial aid during the academic year that precedes the summer term. The academic year starts with the fall quarter, continues through winter and spring quarters and concludes at the end of the summer quarter (usually late August). Then a new academic year starts again in the fall.
You must be an upper-division transfer student (90 quarter-hour credits earned) to qualify for admission consideration to the Tacoma Program. An interview for admission is also required. The Interview In-Take form (PDF) should be completed during your interview and you must send it to the Office of Admissions. Upper-division students should contact
Olga Inglebritson at (253) 680-3000.
Lower-division students may enroll at Tacoma Community College and register for the Bridge Program. For information about this partnership between Tacoma Community College and Evergreen's Tacoma Program, please call (253) 566-5159.
Applications for admission the Tacoma Program may be accepted after the application priority dates for the Olympia Campus. Please contact the Office of Admissions at (360) 867-6170 to confirm if Tacoma applications are still being accepted. Applications for Tacoma are monitored closely and the online application may be deactivated without notice when the enrollment limit has been met.
Interested in Evergreen's Reservation-Based Community-Determined program? You must be an upper-division transfer students (90 quarter-hour credits earned) to qualify for admission consideration to the Tribal Program. An interview for admission is also required. The Interview In-Take form (PDF) should be completed during your interview and you must send it to the Office of Admissions.
Lower-division students should contact the program's co-directors for registration information. Michelle Aguilar-Wells can answer questions about the lower- and upper-division program. You may also leave a message at (360) 867-6286.
Applications for admission to the Tribal Program are typically accepted well past the application priority dates for the Olympia Campus. For example, if you are submitting an application for Spring Quarter 2012 and it is after December 1, 2011, or if you are submitting an application for Fall Quarter 2012 and it is after March 1, 2012, you may wish to call the Office of Admissions at (360) 867-6170 to make sure that applications are still being accepted for the Tribal Program. Since applications for the Tribal Program are monitored closely, the online application may be deactivated without notice when the enrollment limit has been met.
Evergreen may not be able to offer admission to all qualified applicants if the number of applicants exceeds the number of enrollment spaces available in the entering class.
The college reserves the right to deny the applicant admission if his or her enrollment could present a physical danger to the campus community.
Once the college notifies you of your eligibility, you will be asked to send a nonrefundable advance tuition deposit of $50 (US) by a stated deadline to assure your place at the college for the quarter of admission. This deposit is an admissions processing fee that will be credited toward the first quarter's tuition. Admission and deposit do not guarantee your enrollment in a particular program or course.