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 Word or PDF file
  • Include your full name and birth date

You can also apply using the Common App.

Priority Admission Application Dates
Starting Quarter Applications Accepted Priority Date Decisions Begin
Fall Quarter August 1 February 1 November 1
Winter Quarter April 1 October 1 October 1
Spring Quarter June 1 December 1 December 1

Ready to apply?

Select the quarter you want to start.

Spring Quarter 2021

Classes start March 29, 2021

Online application deadline: March 12
Application materials deadline: March 19

Fall Quarter 2021

Classes start September 27, 2021

Winter Quarter 2022

Classes start January 3, 2022 

Applications not yet open. 

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.