Returning to College

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Students, including Rick Jones (center), discuss poverty in America and possible solutions. After a talk by journalist Sasha Abramsky. Jones is a veteran, a father, and works full time as a supervisor at a recycling company. He found his passion for history in evening and weekend classes at Evergreen.

Returning to College

Many evening and weekend students are returning to college after years away from the classroom. If you’re a little nervous about jumping back in, you’re not alone and you can do it.

Evergreen faculty have extensive experience with adult students and can help you structure your work to learn what you need as you go. In fact, most students studying at Evergreen are not coming directly from high school. 

Suggested Courses for Returning Students

If you want an opportunity to ease back into your college career, try one of these courses!

We regularly offer a variety of courses that help you build your skills and your confidence in the classroom.

Academic Catalog


Cornerstone is a 4-credit course designed to welcome you to Evergreen. You’ll become familiar with the college while focusing on the joy, adventure and wonder of learning.

Veterans’ Next Mission

If you are coming back to school from military life, this course will help you translate your military experience into effective strategies for navigating higher education.

The course will challenge you to learn to read with perception and discernment, to write with clarity and precision, to be a critical and courageous thinker, and to find language that will enable you to articulate what you have discovered to be true.


Algebraic Thinking will prepare you for more advanced math or science offerings.

The Age of Irony Program covers quantitative ideas that aren't in formulas.


Develop or refresh your skills with offerings like On Reading Well, The Practice of Writing, Academic Writing at Evergreen, and Writing as Thinking.