Your Final Statement clarifies your educational choices for an outside audience. It will feature prominently in your transcript. It introduces your narrative evaluations—the bulk of your transcript—and gives you a chance to explain your education as a whole.
When Your Statement Is Due
Your Final Statement is a graduation requirement if you are an undergraduate student admitted or re-admitted for fall quarter 2013 or later.
The final Academic Statement must be submitted by the last day of your final quarter in order to graduate.
For graduation during the 2022-23 school year, you must submit your Final Statement by the following dates:
- Fall Quarter: Friday, December 16, 2022
- Winter Quarter: Friday, March 24, 2023
- Spring Quarter: Friday, June 16, 2023
- Summer Quarter: Friday, September 8, 2023
How to Turn In Your Statement
To turn in your Final Statement to your transcript:
- Login at My Evergreen
- Select “Academic Statement”
- Click the title of your Academic Statement
- On the right side, click the “Graduation” button
- Confirm that you understand the warning
- Click “Turn In”
What Goes In Your Final Statement
Once submitted, your Final Statement is permanently added to your transcript and cannot be edited after the deadline. Think about the kinds of information you want to share and the audience that will be reading it, such as graduate schools or employers.
You’re not just writing your Final Statement for you, but for anyone who may read your transcript in the future. Make sure that it has a general purpose and audience in mind and is clear to someone who may not have an understanding of Evergreen’s unique structure or its programs.
Remember, your final academic statement is a permanent part of your transcript. We highly recommend you only include information that you would want seen by outside audiences, such as graduate school admissions boards or future employers. Once you submit the final draft to your transcript, you cannot revise it further.
Your Final Statement should:
- Draw connections between the course work you have chosen
- Summarize your educational choices
- Highlight what you have learned
- Be 750 words or less
- Synthesize what you've learned
- Explore themes or patterns in your education (PDF)
- List your Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (PDF)
- Writing the Academic Statement as an introduction to your transcript (PDF)
Before submitting your Final Statement, you may want to read this Review Checklist to see what may be missing from your draft. See a Example Final Statement (Word).
Find more support materials at the Writing Center’s Handouts & Links page, including:
- Examples of Final Academic Statements
- Video, audio, and slideshow files from the Academic Statement workshop given by Ariel Birks and Luis Apolaya Torres on April 22, 2020
- Prompts and questions to inspire your reflective writing
- Further information contextualizing Academic Statements and Evaluations
- Guidance about who at Evergreen you can reach out to for help with your Academic Statement
- Links to drop-in meetings and open hours for one-on-one appointments with tutors from the Writing Center