- Are you a high school senior?
- Have you graduated from high school, but not attended a college or university?
- Do you have a GED and have not attended college?
- Have you completed less than one year of college?
If you answer 'yes' to any of these questions, you are considered a freshman for the purpose of admission, and this page is for you.
Note: A transfer applicant is someone who has graduated from high school (or taken the GED) and has earned at least 40 quarter-hour college-level credits. Details about Transfer credit earned through AP exams, CLEP, International Baccalaureate and Running Start can be found on the Transfer Credit Policy page.
We can help answer the following questions
- What are the admissions criteria for freshman applicants?
- What high school courses are required for admission?
- I'm taking college courses before graduating from high school. How does this affect my admission?
- What will happen if I don't complete the required course work?
- What paperwork do I need to submit to be considered for admission?
- Is a personal statement required?
- Is an interview required?
- I am a Home School student. How will my application be reviewed?
- I have my GED. How will my application be reviewed?
- I am an adult with less than a year of transfer credit. How will my application be reviewed?
- What happens after Evergreen receives my application?
- Other Frequently Asked Questions
Students entering directly from high school and high school graduates who have accumulated fewer than 40 transferable credits by the application priority date will be considered for admission upon the following:
- Official High School transcript detailing completion of required coursework
- Test scores in the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing (ACT)
- Good standing in any college work attempted
The most important factor is academic achievement demonstrated by the nature and distribution of your high school coursework. This work should include classes in English, social sciences, a foreign language, mathematics, science and the arts.
You may submit additional materials you believe will strengthen your application, such as your personal statement (PDF), letters of recommendation and essays. Letters of recommendation and essays should be limited to one page and clearly address your academic history and educational goals.
The average GPA for a freshman applicant admitted to fall quarter 2011 was 3.18. The average SAT verbal and math composite test score was 1128 and the average ACT composite test score was 25. (The SAT writing test and subject test are not required.)
Freshman applicants are required to have completed the following college-preparatory program in high school:
|Social studies||3 credits|
|Foreign language (single language)||2 credits|
|Mathematics (Algebra I and above)||3 credits|
|Science ( both years must be lab science )||2 credits|
|Fine, visual or performing arts or college-prep elective from one area above||1 credit|
This list of acceptable college-preparatory course work (PDF) may help you decide which courses meet the subject-area requirements
College courses on your official high school transcript are counted toward meeting the college-preparatory courses. These courses may also be counted again as transfer credit after you have been admitted.
A 5-credit (quarter hours) college-level course is equal to a full year of high school instruction. A 3-credit (semester hours) college-level course is also the equivalent of a full year of high school instruction. For example, if you completed 5 credits of English 101, this is equal to a full year of high school instruction. Furthermore, if you completed this course with a C-grade or better, you will have 5 transfer credits.
After you have been admitted, pay the $50 (US) non-refundable advance tuition deposit and request an official transcript from the college that you attended. An Admissions Credentials Evaluator will review your college transcript and award you transfer credit. It is your responsibility to provide this college transcript before you start taking classes at Evergreen.
An Admissions Credentials Evaluator reviews your official transcript and test scores. If the evaluator notices that you will not complete the required coursework by the time you graduate from high school, your file will be referred to the Director of Admissions for review.
- Complete the online or paper application (PDF) and submit a $50 (US) non-refundable application fee.
- Contact your high school and request an official transcript. Ask to have this document sent directly 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.
Evergreen can receive official transcripts delivered by Docufide, National Student Clearinghouse,Naviance and Scrip-Safe International. Check with your school registrar to find out if your high school participates in these electronic transcript services.
Freshman applicants are strongly encouraged to provide a personal statement (PDF). The Admissions Committee will review all of your application documents and materials-for example, official transcripts, test scores and letters of recommendation-and this personal statement. Your statement is especially helpful if you feel that your application documents do not accurately reflect your ability to succeed in college.
An interview with an Admissions Counselor is not required. However, many prospective students will 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 the states and cities we visit.
Admission applications for Home School students are evaluated on an individual basis. You are required to submit the following:
- Home school transcript
- SAT or ACT test scores
- Your personal statement (PDF)
- All official high school transcripts (if applicable)
- All official college transcripts (if applicable)
Recommendations from school district educators or college professors, who can address your academic preparation, are welcome.
Freshman applicants who have taken the General Education Development (GED) test must submit an official set of test scores and official test scores from the SAT or ACT. Your GED scores for each exam should be in the 60th percentile range for admission consideration.
Applications from adult students with less than one year of transfer credit will be reviewed based upon high school course work, test scores from either the SAT or ACT tests and the college coursework completed by the time you apply. If you did not graduate from high school, please submit a set of GED test scores. You are required to complete the same course work outlined for freshmen.
Are you 25 years of age or older? You may submit a personal résumé and personal statement (PDF) or you may submit ACT or SAT test scores. Your personal résumé may include work and volunteer experiences.
The Office of Admissions creates a file when your application is received. Your transcripts and test scores are placed in this file. You may receive a letter from a Credentials Evaluator, who works in Admissions, requesting additional information. When all the required documents have been received, your file is complete and ready to be considered for admission.
For example, if you submit an application on September 1 and plan to take the SAT on December 20, your application file will not be complete until your test scores have been received. More information about the admission process can be found on the Apply for Admission page.
Evergreen may not be able to offer admission to all qualified applicants if the number of applicants 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.
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