International Students (Undergraduate)

Students from around the world apply for admission to Evergreen. They enjoy a diverse learning environment along with the opportunity to become immersed in a nationally recognized liberal arts education at our Olympia, Washington campus.

Note: International students interested in graduate studies should review the admission requirements for each individual graduate program.

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An afterword from Admissions

Who may apply for admission?

International students who are currently attending a college or university in the United States with a student visa may apply for undergraduate admission to fall, winter or spring quarters.

If you are in your home country, are in a high school exchange program in the US, or are currently residing in the US without a student visa, you may apply for admission to fall quarter only.

Once you are admitted to Evergreen, you may enroll in programs or courses offered on the Olympia campus only. International students cannot enroll in Evergreen's Tacoma program.

What are the admission priority dates?

International students who are currently attending a college or university in the US and have a student visa may apply for undergraduate admission to fall, winter or spring quarters.

If you are not currently attending a college or university in the US, you may apply for admission to fall quarter only.

What do I need to submit to be considered for admission as an International student?

  1. The completed application for admission and the $50 (US) non-refundable application fee.
  2. Official academic transcripts from all secondary schools and colleges or universities attended. Each transcript should be sent to Evergreen in a sealed envelope from the school or college. All transcripts must be translated into English. Certified translations by an approved translation agency are acceptable.
  3. Official test scores from either Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) if English is not your native language. The minimum score on the TOEFL is 550 (paper), or 79 (iBT). The minimum Overall Band Score on the IELTS is 6.5.
  4. Personal statement (PDF). Your statement should describe educational goals and why you are interested in attending Evergreen.

International students who are currently attending a college or university in the US may ask to have the TOEFL and/or the IELTS requirement waived. The TOEFL and/or IELTS test scores could be waived if you:

  • will be a recipient of the Designated Transfer Degree from a Washington state community college, and
  • have completed English 101 and English 102 with a grade of "B" (3.0 grade) or higher in both courses.

If you are residing in the US, you may use either the online application or you may print out the paper application. If you are not residing in the US, you must complete the paper application (PDF) and send it to the Office of Admissions. More information about the admissions process and access to the online application can be found on the Apply for Admission page.

How much will it cost to attend Evergreen?

International students pay nonresident tuition at Evergreen. Nonresident tuition for the 2013-14 academic year is $19,920 (US). The total cost of attendance includes tuition, books, room and board, your personal needs and travel within Washington state. The cost of attendance for the 2013-14 academic year is $33,798 (US). Detailed information about these costs can be found on the Cost of Attendance page.

What is the financial statement?

After you have been admitted to Evergreen you will need to complete a financial statement. The Office of Admissions must receive this financial statement to issue your immigration paperwork. The financial statement should show that you have access to at least $34,000 (US) to pay normal cost of attendance for one year at Evergreen. Detailed information about these costs can be found on the Cost of Attendance page.

Does Evergreen offer scholarships to international students?

International students are eligible to apply for any scholarship that does not require a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (also called the FAFSA) as part of the award application packet.

Examples of awards that new international students could apply for are: Mark Blakley Memorial Award, Rachel Corrie Memorial Scholarship, First Peoples' Scholarship, The Evergreen Foundation Scholarship, Shauna May Memorial Scholarship and Rita Sevcik Scholarship. Awards that international students may apply for in 2014 will be listed on the scholarships site after November 2013.

An afterword from Admissions

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 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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