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.

Winter Quarter 2022

Application Deadline: December 10
Transcript/Test Score/Essay Deadline: December 17
Classes start January 3, 2022

Spring Quarter 2022

Application Deadline: March 11
Transcript/Test Score/Essay Deadline: March 18
Classes start March 28, 2022

Fall Quarter 2022

Application Deadline: September 9
Transcript/Test Score/Essay Deadline: September 16
Classes start September 26, 2022

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.