Apply as a First-Year Student

First-year students should submit

  • An online application
  • A $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts
  • SAT/ACT test scores or an application essay

Instead of submitting test scores, you can submit an essay answering the following question:

“How has your experience prepared you to attend The Evergreen State College?”

Your essay should:

  • Be 300–500 words
  • Be uploaded as a PDF or Word file
  • Include your full name and birth date

You can also apply using the Common App.

Ready to apply?

Select the quarter you want to start.


Fall Quarter 2022

Application Deadline: Applications for Fall 2022 are now closed.
Transcript/Test Score/Essay Deadline: September 16,2022
Classes start September 26, 2022

Winter Quarter 2023

Application Deadline: December 2, 2022
Transcript/Test Score/Essay Deadline: December 16, 2022
Classes start January 9, 2023

Spring Quarter 2023

Application Deadline: March 3, 2023
Transcript/Test Score/Essay Deadline: March 17, 2023
Classes start April 3, 2023

Fall Quarter 2023

Application Priority Deadline: December 1, 2022

Application Deadline: September 1, 2023
Transcript/Test Score/Essay Deadline: September 15, 2023
Classes start September 27, 2023

Apply by Mail 

If you prefer to apply or pay your fee by mail, send us a completed paper application (PDF) along with a check or money order. You can also apply online and send the fee by mail. Do not send cash. 

Any items received after the deadline will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. If you are interested in applying after the deadline, please contact your Admissions Counselors.