Freshman Requirements

  • You are currently a high school senior.*
  • You are a high school graduate, or
  • You have a GED or High School Equivalency exam results, AND
  • You have not taken any college courses.

*Running Start, Dual Credit, and AP/IB students currently attending high school, should complete the Freshman Application.

Complete college preparatory course work in high school that includes:

English4 credits
Mathematics3 credits (Algebra I and higher)
Social studies3 credits
Foreign language2 credits (single language)
Science2 credits of laboratory science—1 credit in Algebra-based chemistry or physics
Art or elective from one area above1 credit

Your application may show that you are in the process of completing these courses. These courses must be completed prior to enrolling at Evergreen. You are encouraged to select challenging courses for your electives that are beyond the minimum requirements stated above. This list of acceptable college-preparatory course work (PDF) may help you decide which courses meet the subject-area requirements.

Your grade point average and test scores will be used in the comprehensive admission review process. The average GPA for freshmen admitted in 2015 was 3.15. The average SAT composite (critical reading and math) score was 1084 and the average ACT composite test score was 24. The SAT writing test and subject tests are not required.

Good standing in any college-level work attempted while in high school or after high school graduation. The quality of the college work will be taken into consideration as well.

Running Start Students

College in the High School

When you apply for admission as a high school senior with Running Start credit, the freshman admission criteria will be used. Your college credit can be used to substitute for required high school courses. For example, a 5-quarter hour credit course in college-level writing (English 101) will substitute for a full credit of high school English.

More information about college credit earned as a high school student can be found on Transfer Credit Policy, How we evaluate credit. College credit earned through Advanced Placement (AP), College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), and the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) is described on Prior Learning Assessment, in Credit by Examination.

Other Freshman Applicants

Home School
Applications from home school students are reviewed on an individual basis. Your home school education documents, and ACT or SAT scores are required. If you attended high school or college, your official transcripts are also required. Letters of recommendation from educators or professors familiar with your academic preparation are welcome. These letters should be limited to one page from each recommender.

GED Applicants
The GED updated the way the subject tests are scored in January 2014. Therefore:

  • if you took the GED before January 2014, your percentile rank on all subject tests must be in the 60th percentile.
  • if you took the GED after December 2013, the minimum test score is 150 on all subject tests.

ACT or SAT scores are also required. Generally a composite ACT score of 21 or an SAT score of 990 (critical reading and math scores) is desired.

Applicants with High School Proficiency Exam
The official document with the final proficiency exam scores and a set of ACT or SAT scores are also required for an admission review.

Freshman Applicants who are 25 years or older
You may substitute your Application Statement (PDF) and a résumé instead of ACT or SAT scores for all of the examples listed above. For example: if you are 27 years old and took the GED, you are required to provide an official set of GED scores and can submit your Application Statement and a résumé for an admission review. Your résumé may list personal accomplishments as well as your work history. You may also be interested in study opportunities for Adult Students.

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