Frequently Asked Questions
There's so much to learn about a college, especially a college like Evergreen — we're a little bit different.
That difference could make us perfect for you.
At Evergreen we understand that making decisions about college means you've got a lot on your mind and plenty of questions, so if you have a question that doesn't get answered here, email Admissions. They'll get right back to you.
Some of the questions we often hear:
- What degrees does Evergreen offer?
- I'm undecided about what I want to study.
- Do I need to know exactly what I want to do?
- How do I know which program to take each quarter?
- Where do I go for help planning?
- Are all academic programs listed in the Catalog and on the Web site?
- What if I want to attend part time or enroll in a program part time and pursue other interests?
- What if I can't enroll in the program I want?
- Can I take more than one program at a time?
- Can I take courses in addition to a full-time program?
- Where can I learn about programs, contracts, internships and other opportunities?
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Science
- Master in Teaching
- Master in Public Administration
- Master of Environmental Studies
- Master of Education
- The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science are awarded in Liberal Arts.
Evergreen students design academic pathways that allow them to concentrate in a broad range of areas such as:
|Communications||Language Studies||Physical Science|
|Computer Science||Management & Business||Politics & Economics|
|Energy Systems||Marine Studies||Pre-Law|
|Health & Human Services||Native American Studies||Visual Arts|
No. Although it sometimes helps to know exactly what you want to do, it can also be a hindrance.
Coordinated studies programs are excellent for discovering new, unexpected directions and interests. A great way to begin exploring what to study at Evergreen is to build it yourself on our Fields of Study page or go to Selecting Your Program of Study, for tips about academic exploration, setting goals and integrating your interests.
Advisors in the Academic Advising Office, Career Development, faculty members in your current program or faculty in other areas that interest you are all excellent sources for information.
Conversations with these individuals and careful reading of the catalog can help you make curriculum decisions. Also, go to Selecting Your Program of Study for tips about creating a pathway that encompasses all of your interests.
The online catalog and the staff in Academic Advising are your most up-to-date sources of information.
One of the greatest strengths of Evergreen's academic programs is that many are reconceived each year – ensuring a fresh approach and up-to-date information on issues relevant in today's world. Most programs – planned more than a year ago – will inevitably be revised or revamped and occasionally deleted. Faculty also create entirely new programs each year to respond to student interests and needs as well as current trends and world events.
Most daytime academic programs are planned for full time enrollment, but there are other options for part time attendance.
Halftime, interdisciplinary, team-taught programs are offered in the evenings and on the weekends. Information is available on the Evening and Weekends web pages, in a quarterly publication called the Evening and Weekend Studies Class Listing and from Academic Advising.
We make every effort to ensure that students will be able to enroll in their first choice program, but don't get discouraged if you don't get your first choice.
Faculty members and academic advisors will help you find alternate programs that move you toward your educational goals. Although the specific content of an alternate program may be different, the overall intent may be similar – to help you meet your learning objectives. In addition, part of your education at Evergreen involves expanding your general knowledge and learning to take risks. Remember, the curriculum is interdisciplinary, so you will, like the majority of students, be able to complete your degree within four years.
Focused study in one program is part of what makes Evergreen distinctive, so taking more than one program or a series of courses at one time is not encouraged.
Each program description specifies whether additional courses may be substituted for portions of that program if they are more relevant to your academic goals.
Students may register for a maximum of 20 credits during any given quarter. Academic programs, independent learning contracts and internship learning contracts will be offered for a maximum of 16 credits each quarter. If you are registered in a 16-credit program, you may add a 4-credit course for a maximum of 20 credits.
The staff in Academic Advising are ready and willing to answer any question you have about the college's academic programs, courses and other offerings.
Advisors also conduct workshops to help you plan your educational pathway at Evergreen. Details are also available throughout the undergraduate and graduate program pages on the Web.