Apply for Admission
Applications for admission are currently accepted for:
Winter Quarter 2018
Classes start January 8, 2018.
Spring Quarter 2018
Classes start April 2, 2018.
Fall Quarter 2018
Classes start September 24, 2018.
Review the application process.
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 Application Statement
An Application Statement (PDF) is optional for most applicants. Your statement will help the Admissions Committee learn more about you and your interest in Evergreen. You can upload a PDF or an MS Word document with your online application. You can also type your 300 to 500 word statement, copy it, and paste it in the box provided in the online application.
Freshman applicants who are 25 years old or older, who do not have SAT or ACT test scores are required to submit an Application Statement (PDF) and résumé.
Please answer the following question: What experiences (academic, service, or professional) have prepared you for college studies at Evergreen?
Guidelines for your Application Statement:
- Your typewritten statement should be 300 to 500 words in length.
- Put your full legal name and your date of birth on all pages of your statement and résumé.
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 6 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.
Requesting an Application Fee Waiver
You may use the online application and submit your request for a fee waiver at the end of the form. You will be contacted by a Staff Member in the Office of Admissions about your request.
There are three types of application fee waivers:
- You are registered with Evergreen's Upward Bound TRiO Program.
- You will qualify for federal or state need grant financial aid money. Your complete and verified financial aid results from the federal or state processor will be reviewed for financial eligibility. You may use either the FAFSA or the WASFA to apply for financial aid. Your expected family contribution toward the cost of attendance must be $5,328 or less to qualify for an application fee waiver.
- You already have an ACT or a SAT test waiver, or you qualify for Free/Reduced Meal, or you have a waiver from the National Association for College Admissions Counselors (NACAC). 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. If your waiver request is not approved or cannot be confirmed, you must pay the non-refundable fee for your application to be accepted and reviewed.
The Admissions Process
The Office of Admissions creates a file when your application is received with the fee payment, or when the fee is approved and waived. 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 February 1. To receive complete and valid information from the federal processor. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (or FAFSA) is available October 1. The Washington State Need Grant for low-income, non-citizen students (or WASFA). This free application is available on October 1. The Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) is a free application available online. Evergreen's school code is 008155.
- Scholarships and Tuition Awards: The deadline is February 1. 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.