Freshman Requirements


  • High school seniors, and
  • High school graduates with fewer than 40 transferable quarter credits earned at the time of application.

Complete college preparatory course work in high school that includes:

English 4 credits
Mathematics 3 credits (Algebra I and higher)
Social studies 3 credits
Foreign language 2 credits (single language)
Science 2 credits of laboratory science—1 credit in Algebra-based biology, chemistry or physics
Art or elective from one area above 1 credit

Your application may show that you are in the process of completing these courses. These courses must be completed prior to enrolling at Evergreen. You are encouraged to select challenging courses for your electives that are beyond the minimum requirements stated above. This list of acceptable college-preparatory course work (PDF) may help you decide which courses meet the subject-area requirements.

Your grade point average and test scores will be used in the comprehensive admission review process. The average GPA for freshmen admitted in 2012 was 3.16. The average SAT composite (critical reading and math) score was 1125 and the average ACT composite test score was 25. The SAT writing test and subject tests are not required.

Freshman applicants who are 25 years old or older must submit official high school transcripts but may substitute a personal statement (PDF) and résumé instead of ACT or SAT scores.

Good standing in any college-level work attempted while in high school or after high school graduation. The quality of the college work will be taken into consideration as well.