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 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

Spring Quarter 2023

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