Evergreen Tacoma Campus Open House Offers Guidance for Completing Bachelor's Degrees

November 20, 2007

The Evergreen State College Tacoma Campus is hosting an open house from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, December 3 to help prospective students chart their course to finishing their bachelor’s degree. Recent community college graduates and mid-career adults who have started but not yet finished their bachelor’s degree are encouraged to attend. Staff and faculty will offer information about academic programs, transfer opportunities, financial aid, student and alumni experiences, and details related to completing a bachelor’s degree at Evergreen Tacoma. Information sessions will be repeated during the course of the event. The college is located at 1210 6th Avenue in Tacoma. For more information, visit www.evergreen.edu/tacoma or call 253-680-3000. Winter classes start January 7.

Individuals interested in applying for admission or evaluating their academic standing should bring an unofficial copy of their college transcripts to the event. Those interested in applying for financial aid should bring a copy of their 2006 tax returns.

Prospective students who can’t attend the December 3 open house can take part in one of the weekly information sessions offered either Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. and Thursdays at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

The Evergreen State College’s Tacoma Campus offers upper division courses for students ready to begin their junior or senior year. Evergreen offers up to two years of transfer credit for graduates of Washington community and technical colleges. Students can earn a bachelor arts degree with emphases in such areas as Social & Human Services, Law, Justice & Public Policy, Education, Outreach, Public Health, Environmental Studies and Cultural & Media Studies.

"Many students have accumulated college credits over the years, sometimes from several sources, but they haven’t managed to complete their degree," explained Evergreen Tacoma Executive Director Artee Young, PhD, JD. "We will have admissions staff on hand to help people with the application and transfer process and learn more about how Evergreen Tacoma can help them reach their goals. Many times people are much closer to finishing than they think – especially given the flexibility of Evergreen’s academic model – but they’ve been putting it off waiting for a better time. We tell them it’s best just to get started because there will never be a perfect time. If you don’t start, you can’t finish."