How to Apply

In Admissions, like with our curriculum, we’re not tied to the traditional way of doing things. We practice rolling admission—meaning you can apply any time of year.

Updates due to COVID-19

  • We are currently accepting applications for freshmen, transfer and returning Greeners for Fall 2020 and Winter 2021.

  • The Fall enrollment confirmation priority date is now June 1. This date is not a final deadline for admission. We are committed to working with every student who needs additional time to finish their application.

  • We can accept transcripts, test scores, and essays electronically. If you have difficulty getting transcripts from your high school or prior colleges, we can work with unofficial documents to start.

  • Evergreen also has test-optional admission, so you can apply without SAT or ACT scores if you are unable to take the test in your area. Please email admissions@evergreen.edu and let us know that you’d like to go test optional. If you apply without test scores, an application essay is required.

All other admission requirements and timelines remain the same. We look forward to seeing your application!

Apply for Undergraduate Admission

  1. Complete an application. The Tacoma Program and Native Pathways Program have special application requirements and processes.

    • Winter Quarter 2021

      Classes start January 4, 2021

      Start application.

    • Fall Quarter 2021

      Class start TBA

      Start application.

    • Apply by Mail

      If you prefer to apply or pay your fee by mail instead, download, complete, and send us a paper application (PDF) along with a check or money order. Do not send cash.

  2. Request official transcripts. Evergreen accepts transcripts from other schools and colleges who are registered members with Docufide, National Student Clearinghouse, Naviance, Parchment, and Scrip-Safe International. Official transcripts can also be mailed in and must arrive in a sealed envelope from your school or college registrar.

  3. Send ACT or SAT scores (freshmen only). Evergreen’s ACT school code is 4457 and the SAT school code is 4292. Order your SAT from the College Board or your ACT from ACT

    Freshmen applicants my choose test-optional admission beginning for Fall 2020.

Find out more about submitting test scores and transcripts.

Next Steps

After you’ve completed your application, you should start preparing for the next steps on the road to becoming a Greener:

  • Apply for financial aid and scholarships. The FAFSA and the WASFA are available on October 1, and the FAFSA is due on February 1. The deadline for our scholarships is also February 1. Visit Financial Aid to learn more.

Graduate Degree Applications

The Master of Environment Studies, Master of Public Administration, and Master in Teaching programs have their own requirements and applications.

Priority Admission Application Dates

Starting QuarterApplications AcceptedPriority DateDecisions Begin
Fall QuarterAugust 1February 1November 1
Winter QuarterApril 1October 1October 1
Spring QuarterJune 1December 1December 1

Evergreen practices rolling admission, so you can submit your application at any time.

When you submit your application for fall quarter by the priority date, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Consideration for a Scholastic Achievement Award from the Office of Admissions (for students admitted in Fall only). Visit the Freshman or Transfer Net Price Calculator to see if you are eligible.
  • The maximum financial aid award you’re eligible for—FAFSA or WASFA required.
  • Consideration for Evergreen scholarships. Separate applications are required by February 1.

Admission Decision

Admission decision letters are sent up to two weeks after your application is complete and has been reviewed by the Admissions Committee. No letters are sent prior to the decision dates listed above for the quarter you applied to.

No applicant is automatically denied admission to the college. This decision is taken very seriously. If you are denied admission, please call the Office of Admissions at (360) 867-6170 and ask to speak with a Counselor. Evergreen may not be able to offer admission to all qualified applicants if the number of applications exceeds the number of enrollment spaces available.

The college does not collect or consider information about criminal or disciplinary history in the admissions process. The College reserves the right to restrict or deny enrollment if a person 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 advance tuition deposit of $50 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.