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 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 2013 was 3.14. The average SAT composite (critical reading and math) score was 1111 and the average ACT composite test score was 24. 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.

Running Start Students

College in the High School

When you apply for admission as a high school senior with Running Start credit, the freshman admission criteria will be used. Your college credit can be used to substitute for required high school courses. For example, a 5-quarter hour credit course in college-level writing (English 101) will substitute for a full credit of high school English.

More information about college credit earned as a high school student can be found on Transfer Credit Policy, How we evaluate credit. College credit earned through Advanced Placement (AP), College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), and the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) is described on Prior Learning Assessment, in Credit by Examination.