Become a Student

Admission Requirements

The admission requirements are fairly simple.

  • Freshmen: high school seniors and high school graduates and GED test-takers with less than 40 quarter hour college credits already earned.
  • Transfer: college students with at least 40 quarter hour college credits already earned.
  • International: non-US citizens.
  • Returning: former Evergreen students.

You can always contact Admissions if you believe you have special circumstances or have questions about the requirements. Graduate Students should review the requirements for each program: Environmental Studies, Public Administration, or Teaching.

Are you 25 years old? You will be considered for admission as either a Freshman or as a Transfer Student. You may be interested in Evening & Weekend Studies or attending as a Special Student.

Are You Ready?

Apply for Admission covers the Steps to Take, Your Personal Statement, and the Admissions Process.

Good to Know: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for state and federal financial assistance. Evergreen scholarship and tuition awards require additional applications. Campus housing also requires a separate application.


Hooray! You've been admitted and on your way to BECOMING an Evergreen student.

Create your FREE student account. Many campus offices will send email only to your address. Once you activate your account, you can forward email from this account to your personal account. You will also be able to pay the advance tuition deposit ($50 US), housing application fee, and tuition from this student account.

Registration and Records will send your online registration time ticket. Academic Advising will offer New Student Orientation. The Academic Fair Tips provides a list of must-do's to prepare yourself for registration. You may also want to review Registration Overview for New Students for step-by-step directions on how to register. Find out when the quarter begins and ends, when tuition is due, holidays, and so much more on the Academic Calendar.

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), 20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99, is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an application program of the US Department of Education. Information about your records can be released only to you. Every office at Evergreen is bound by FERPA – therefore, it includes, but is not limited to: admissions, financial aid, registration, student financial services, and the health center. Evergreen cannot release information to your parents, counselors, or friends. Registration and Records maintains information about FERPA and the Confidentiality of Records.

Good to Know for FALL QUARTER new students: Admissions will offer the Admitted Student Open House in April. Registration appointments will start in May. New Student Orientation is expanded to give you a little more time to settle-in to Evergreen and Olympia before the quarter begins.

Time to Make a Decision

You've done all of your research on the colleges that interest you. You've considered all of your options. Naturally, you've decided to enroll at Evergreen. Go to your student account and pay the $50 (US) advance tuition deposit. This deposit will be deducted from the tuition for your first quarter at Evergreen. Transfer students will receive a transfer credit review by an Admissions Credentials Evaluator after this fee has been paid.

Remember to have your final official transcript sent to Admissions. High school seniors will request this document after graduation. Transfer students will request this document when you know that your grades have been posted. Evergreen participates in e-transcript services offered by Docufide, National Student Clearinghouse, Naviance and Scrip-Safe International.

Evergreen is committed to the health and safety of all members of the campus community. The Measles Immunization form (PDF) is required from all students. The form also includes a waiver to complete if you were not vaccinated. Health & Counseling Services provides additional information about immunization.

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