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Evergreen Admissions

If you want to apply to Evergreen, the regular decision application deadline is February 1 and the application fee is $50.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than November 1.

Evergreen Admissions Stats at a Glance

Evergreen 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.0
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 13%
Mean SAT Score 1068
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 55%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 15%
Waitlist Yes

Considering Applying Early to Evergreen?

The Evergreen State College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Evergreen?

Getting into Evergreen is moderately difficult. Evergreen evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, Evergreen accepted 98% of all applicants, around 1,020 of the 1,037 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Evergreen, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

It is slightly difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

Evergreen has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Evergreen Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Evergreen

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Application Essay Very Important
First Generation Important
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Evergreen Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Evergreen must submit the following items. Double check with Evergreen's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Evergreen?

Students admitted to Evergreen have an average unweighted GPA of 3.0.

Out of all students that were admitted, 10% submitted a class rank. At Evergreen 13% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 26% were in the top 25% and 48% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At The Evergreen State College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 10%
3.75 and 3.99 10%
3.50 and 3.74 11%
3.25 and 3.49 15%
3.00 and 3.24 14%
2.50 and 2.9 27%
2.00 and 2.49 16%

Evergreen does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Evergreen is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 55% of Evergreen's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 15% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Evergreen?

The mean composite SAT score for a Evergreen student is 1068.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Evergreen students scored 560 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Evergreen students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Evergreen?

To be most competitive at Evergreen, you should strive to earn between 21 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Evergreen's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.

A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Evergreen students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

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Transferring to The Evergreen State College

For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to Evergreen.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is February 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.Applicants should hear back by November 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Evergreen during the following terms: - Fall Term - Winter Term - Spring Term - Winter Term

Evergreen Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Evergreen?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Evergreen.

Does Evergreen accept transfer credits?

Evergreen accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Evergreen accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • DSST/DANTES
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does Evergreen accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Evergreen accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Evergreen?

Evergreen is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Evergreen's acceptance rate?

Evergreen's acceptance rate is 98%.

Want To Learn More About Evergreen?

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Evergreen Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

98%

How hard is it to get into Evergreen? Evergreen is a somewhat selective institution. The Evergreen acceptance rate is 98%. This means that the institution accepts 98 out of every 100 applicants.

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Evergreen Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Feb 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Evergreen is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Evergreen is Feb 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Evergreen ACT Scores

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ACT Range

21 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above

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21 to 27

Avg

21 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Evergreen is 23. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Evergreen. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Evergreen SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

453 - 560

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Reading SAT Range

500 - 620

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Evergreen GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.0

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Evergreen, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.0. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,281

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

98%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,325

Out-of-State

$28,515

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 1
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