Apply for Admission
We are currently accepting applications for the following quarters:
Spring Quarter 2016
Classes start March 28, 2016.
Fall Quarter 2016
Classes start September 26, 2016.
Unless otherwise noted, applications for admission are accepted on a rolling basis with no specific deadline.
Apply to Evergreen
Applications for admission currently accepted for the Olympia Campus, Tacoma Program and Tribal Program. Tacoma and Tribal program applicants must have 90 quarter hour transferable credits for admission consideration. Both programs require a pre-application interview: Tacoma Program In-Take Interview form (PDF) or Tribal Program In-Take Interview form (PDF).
Steps to Take
- Apply online or by mail. Use the online application if you can pay the $50 non-refundable application fee by credit/debit card or check. Use the paper application if you cannot pay online.
- Request official transcripts. Evergreen accepts e-transcripts from other schools and colleges who are registered members with Docufide, National Student Clearinghouse, Naviance, Parchment, and Scrip-Safe International. Please make sure that your school or college is a registered member before you request your e-transcript. Official transcripts sent through the mail must arrive in a sealed envelope from the issuing school/college registrar.
- Send ACT or SAT scores (Freshmen). Test scores should be sent by the testing agency. Evergreen’s ACT school code is 4457 and the SAT school code is 4292.
Your Personal Statement
You are encouraged to provide a personal statement (PDF) about how you have prepared for Evergreen’s learning community. The Admissions Committee will review all of your application documents and materials. Your personal statement is especially helpful if you feel that your application documents (transcripts and test scores) are not accurate reflections of your ability to succeed at Evergreen.
Freshman Applicants who are 25 years old may choose to submit a personal statement (PDF) and résumé instead of ACT or SAT scores. Home School Applicants (PDF) must provide a personal statement. Personal statements from International Applicants (PDF) is optional, but it can be helpful to understand your background and interests better.
Priority Admission Application Dates
|Applications Accepted||Priority Date||Admission Decision|
|Fall Quarter||August 1||February 1||rolling|
|Winter Quarter||April 1||October 1||November 1|
|Spring Quarter||June 1||December 1||January 1|
The primary benefits to submitting your application before or on the priority date are a timely financial aid award and registering for your first program. The benefits of an early application for Fall Quarter admission are:
- Receive consideration for a Scholastic Achievement Award (tuition waiver) from Admissions.
- After you've been admitted, create your free my.evergreen.edu email account to receive timely notices and reminders from Academic Advising, Admissions, Financial Aid, Registration and Records, and Housing.
- Receive an on-time financial aid award—Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application required by March 1.
- Receive consideration for an Evergreen Scholarship—separate application(s) required by February 1.
- Receive your “time ticket” to register online for your first program in May. Freshmen can also register early before your time ticket, on a first-come, first-served basis. More information about this early registration period will be sent to your my.evergreen.edu email account.
The paper application (PDF) is 5 pages long. Print all pages and complete the application. Mail your application to the Office of Admissions with your check or money order for the $50 non-refundable application fee. Please do not enclose cash.
Paying the Application Fee
If you cannot afford to pay the $50 non-refundable application fee, complete the paper application (PDF). Do not use the online application. Enclose a note with your application to request an application fee waiver.
High school seniors should request an ACT or SAT waiver form from the high school counselor. Attach the completed form to your paper application and send these to Evergreen.
Your application will not be considered for admission until the fee has been waived or paid.
The Admissions Process
The Office of Admissions creates a file when your application is received with the fee payment. You may receive a letter or an email from an Admissions’ Credentials Evaluator requesting additional information or required documents. When all of the 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 25, your application file will not be complete until your test scores have been received.
Some applicant files are referred to the Admissions Committee for a comprehensive review. For example, home school applicants, GED applicants, applicants with narrative evaluations are routinely reviewed for admission by committee.
About the Application – Required Questions, Optional Answers
There are four questions on the application for admission that Evergreen is required to ask, but your response is optional:
- Are you Hispanic in origin?
- How do you describe your race?
- What is your Parent or Guardian's highest level of formal education completed?
- Were you a former foster care youth in Washington state?
Your truthful answers to these questions are optional and will be used to support Washington state and federal government programs to address the needs of all college students.
Admission Decision Letters
In most cases, admission decision letters are sent within 10 working days after your file is complete and/or has been reviewed by the Admissions Committee.
No applicant is automatically denied admission to the college. This decision is taken very seriously. If you are denied admission, please call the Office of Admissions at (360) 867-6170 and ask to speak with a Counselor.
Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Housing
In addition to your application for admission, there are three more applications for you to consider:
- Financial Aid: The deadline is March 1. To receive complete and valid information from the federal processor. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (or FAFSA) is available January 1. Evergreen's school code is 008155.
A new state law has expanded eligibility for the Washington State Need Grant to low-income, non-citizen students. The Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) is a free application available online.
- Scholarships and Tuition Awards: The deadline is February 2. To receive your letter of application, letters of recommendation, and official transcripts.
- Campus Housing: the online application is available February 1.
An Afterword from Admissions
Evergreen may not be able to offer admission to all qualified applicants if the number of applications exceeds the number of enrollment spaces available.
The college reserves the right to deny admission if 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 non-refundable advance tuition deposit of $50 (US) to confirm your place at the college for the quarter of admission. This deposit is an admissions fee that will be credited toward tuition. Admission and deposit do not guarantee your enrollment in a particular program or course.