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How to Apply

In Admissions, like with our curriculum, we’re not tied to the traditional way of doing things. We practice rolling admission—meaning you can apply any time of year.

Updates due to COVID-19

  • We are currently accepting applications for freshmen, transfer and returning Greeners for Winter 2021 and Fall 2021.

  • Evergreen also has test-optional admission, so you can apply without SAT or ACT scores if you are unable to take the test in your area. Please email and let us know that you’d like to go test optional. If you apply without test scores, an application essay is required.

All other admission requirements and timelines remain the same. We look forward to seeing your application!

Apply for Undergraduate Admission

  1. Complete an application. The Tacoma Program and Native Pathways Program have special application requirements and processes.

    • Spring Quarter 2021

      Classes start March 29, 2021

      Online Application Deadline: March 12
      Application Materials Deadline: March 19

      Start application.

    • Fall Quarter 2021

      Class start September 27, 2021

      Start application.

    • Winter Quarter 2022

      Classes start January 3, 2022.

      Applications not yet open.

    • Apply by Mail

      If you prefer to apply or pay your fee by mail instead, download, complete, and send us a paper application (PDF) along with a check or money order. Do not send cash.

  2. Request official transcripts. Evergreen accepts transcripts from other schools and colleges who are registered members with Docufide, National Student Clearinghouse, Naviance, Parchment, and Scrip-Safe International. Official transcripts can also be mailed in and must arrive in a sealed envelope from your school or college registrar.

  3. Send ACT or SAT scores (freshmen only). Evergreen’s ACT school code is 4457 and the SAT school code is 4292. Order your SAT from the College Board or your ACT from ACT

    To apply test optional submit an essay in lieu of your test scores. Please answer this question in your essay:

    What experiences (academic, service, or professional) have prepared you for college studies at Evergreen?

    Your essay should:
    - Be 300-500 words in length
    - Be uploaded as a Word of PDF file
    - Include your full name and birthdate

    If you need help contact your counselor 

Find out more about submitting test scores and transcripts.

Next Steps

After you’ve completed your application, you should start preparing for the next steps on the road to becoming a Greener:

  • Apply for financial aid and scholarships. The FAFSA and the WASFA are available on October 1, and the FAFSA is due on February 1. The deadline for our scholarships is also February 1. Visit Financial Aid to learn more.

Graduate Degree Applications

The Master of Environment Studies, Master of Public Administration, and Master in Teaching programs have their own requirements and applications.

Priority Admission Application Dates

Starting Quarter Applications Accepted Priority Date Decisions Begin
Fall Quarter August 1 February 1 November 1
Winter Quarter April 1 October 1 October 1
Spring Quarter June 1 December 1 December 1

Evergreen practices rolling admission, so you can submit your application at any time.

When you submit your application for fall quarter by the priority date, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Consideration for a Scholastic Achievement Award from the Office of Admissions (for students admitted in Fall only). Visit the Freshman or Transfer Net Price Calculator to see if you are eligible.
  • The maximum financial aid award you’re eligible for—FAFSA or WASFA required.
  • Consideration for Evergreen scholarships. Separate applications are required by February 1.

Admission Decision

Admission decision letters are sent up to two weeks after your application is complete and has been reviewed by the Admissions Committee. No letters are sent prior to the decision dates listed above for the quarter you applied to.

No applicant is automatically denied admission to the college. This decision is taken very seriously. If you are denied admission, please call the Office of Admissions at (360) 867-6170 and ask to speak with a Counselor. Evergreen may not be able to offer admission to all qualified applicants if the number of applications exceeds the number of enrollment spaces available.

The college does not collect or consider information about criminal or disciplinary history in the admissions process. The College reserves the right to restrict or deny enrollment if a person could present a physical danger to the campus community.

Once the college notifies you of your eligibility, you will be asked to send a non-refundable advance tuition deposit of $50 to confirm your place at the college for the quarter of admission. This deposit is an admissions fee that will be credited toward tuition. Admission and deposit do not guarantee your enrollment in a particular program or course.