Your first step to becoming a Greener is applying for admission to The Evergreen State College.

Apply for admission

  • Fall Quarter 2016
    Applications are currently accepted.
    Classes start September 26, 2016.
  • Winter Quarter 2017
    Applications are currently accepted.
    Classes start January 9, 2017.
  • Spring Quarter 2017
    Applications will be accepted June 1, 2016.
    Classes start April 3, 2017.

Freshman or Transfer?


You’ll apply as a freshman if you are a…

  • High school senior (including home school, Running Start, or College in the High school)
  • High school graduate or GED of any age with fewer than 40 transferable college quarter credits

Find out the admission requirements for freshman applicants.


You'll apply as a transfer student if you have 40 or more transferable college quarter credits. Review transfer admission requirements.

Visit Evergreen & Learn More


Attend a campus event

  • Preview Day—January 14, 2017. Annual open house event.
  • Fridays at Evergreen—October and November 2016, and February and march 2017. Mini-open house events.

Campus visitors are welcome year-round

Individual visits include an Evergreen Information Session and Campus Tour.

During the academic year, go in-depth with an overnight stay or class visit.

Schedule a Visit

Find us on Google Maps or MapQuest. Use these search phrases:

  • Google Maps: The Evergreen State College
  • MapQuest: Evergreen State College

Can’t make it to Olympia?

You are virtually here on the Virtual Campus Tour. (Also available in Mandarin, Portuguese, and Spanish.)

Admissions on the Road: see an Admissions Counselor on the Road at your school or at a college fair.

Meet the Admissions Counselors and start a conversation to learn more about Evergreen.

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Fiske “Best Buy” seal

The Evergreen State College in Olympia is one of just 44 institutions named a 2015 Fiske Best Buy School. The designation recognizes institutions in the U.S., Canada, and Britain that offer “the best education at the most reasonable costs.”

Fiske Guide Best Buy, since 2010

Colleges That Change Lives badge

“There are precious few public institutions where the faculty feels as close to the students or values them as highly.”

Member, Colleges That Change Lives, since 1996

G.I. Jobs seal

G.I. Jobs Military Friendly School for 2014, rated with a 3.9 out of 4 for veteran resources.

Member, G.I. Jobs, since 2011

The Princeton Review Best Colleges

“Evergreen offers outstanding academics, which is the primary criteria for our choice of schools for the book.” Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges are profiled in the book.

The Princeton Review Best Colleges