- Have you completed the equivalent of at least a full year in college, attending full time? and
- Have you graduated from high school or have a GED?
If you answer 'yes' to both questions, you are a transfer applicant and this page is for you. A transfer applicant also has at least
40 transferable quarter credits.
If you answer 'no' to either section of these questions, you are a freshman applicant.
How many credits will transfer from my community/technical college degree?
All of the following degrees will transfer as a block of 90 quarter hour credits and your application for admission will receive priority:
- Direct Transfer Agreements (California, Iowa, Minnesota, Oregon and Washington)
- Associate in Science-Transfer
- Associate in Technical Arts - Evergreen approved degrees in: Accounting, Administration of Justice, Business, Computer Information Services, Early Childhood Education, Human Resources and Paralegal
- Upside Down - Evergreen approved Associate in Technical Arts degrees. These degrees will count as a block of 90 quarter hour credits upon successful completion of 32 Evergreen credits in an interdisciplinary studies program.
Have you taken a variety of college courses at another college? Or, did you attend more than one college?
Your official transcript(s) will be evaluated for transfer credits on a course-by-course basis. Our transfer credit evaluation may award you a maximum of 135 total quarter hour credits for your undergraduate work. Ninety (90) quarter hour credits of lower division work may be a part of that maximum total. And, you may receive a maximum of 15 quarter hour credits of vocational/technical work as part of your lower division transfer credit award. Please also review our Transfer Credit Policy.
Are you attending a Washington community or technical college, but not planning to complete an associate degree?
The Washington 45 (PDF) is a helpful list of courses that will transfer to all Washington public colleges and universities on a course-by-course basis if your grade is a "C" (2.0) or higher. Please also refer to Transfer Degrees and Guides for Community and Technical Colleges for the many additional community college courses that will transfer to Evergreen.
Transfer Credit Reference
- Transfer Degrees and Guides for Community and Technical Colleges can help you estimate the number of credits you may transfer.
- Transfer credit information earned through AP exams, CLEP, International Baccalaureate, Running Start and Military Training can be found on the Transfer Credit Policy page.
We can help answer the following questions
- What are the admissions criteria for Transfer Students?
- What is the most important factor in the admissions process?
- This is my first year as a college student and I plan to transfer as a sophomore. How will this affect my admission?
- How do I convert semester hour credits into quarter hour credits?
- I attended several colleges. How will you calculate my cumulative GPA?
- What paperwork do I need to submit to be considered for admission?
- Is a personal statement required?
- Is an interview required?
- What happens after Evergreen receives my application?
- Other Frequently Asked Questions
Transfer students will be considered for admission to Evergreen based on:
- Grade Point Average (minimum of 2.0 cumulative for all college-level work);
- Good standing at the last institution attended; and
- Satisfactory completion of a variety of courses in the arts and sciences. Your course work should include classes in the arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences.
The most important factor is your academic achievement, demonstrated by the nature and distribution of your academic coursework. Your coursework should include classes in the arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. Admission priority is given to applicants who have a Direct Transfer Associate degree, an Associate of Science Transfer degree, or an approved Upside Down degree from a Washington community college. Transfer Degrees and Guides for Washington Community Colleges includes PDFs for each college. Find your college and select "Degree."
This is my first year as a college student and I plan to transfer as a sophomore. How will this affect my admission?
Applications from transfer students with fewer than 40 transfer credits will be reviewed based upon your high school coursework and grade point average, 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 coursework 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 résumé may include work and volunteer experiences.
A Credentials Evaluator from Admissions will contact you regarding any additional documents that will be needed.
Evergreen uses quarter hours, so we will convert semester hours into quarter hours. For example, if you have earned 24 semester hour credits: multiply 24 by a factor of 1.5 and it will equal 36 quarter hour credits.
We will calculate your cumulative GPA by reviewing all the college-level courses you attempted-including courses you received a failing grade, no credit or incomplete. We multiply the credit by the grade you received for that course. This yields your "grade points." Then, we divide the total grade points by the total number of credits you attempted. This will result in your cumulative "grade point average."
- Complete the online or paper application and submit a $50 (US) non-refundable application fee.
- Request official transcripts from every college/university you've attended and have them sent to Evergreen.
Evergreen can receive official transcripts delivered by Docufide, National Student Clearinghouse, Naviance and Scrip-Safe International online. Check with the registrar to find out if your college participates in these electronic transcript services.
Transfer applicants are encouraged to submit a personal statement (PDF). The Admissions Committee will review all of your application documents and materials (for example, official transcripts and letters of recommendation) and your 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 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 for you.
The Office of Admissions creates a file when your application is received. Your transcripts are also placed in this file. You may receive a letter from a Credentials Evaluator 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 attended more than one college/university, it may take as long as six weeks for all transcripts to be received. Your application file will not be complete until all transcripts are in your file. 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 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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