Admission to Fort Lewis College

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College Admission Requirements

  • Freshman standards 92 CCHE Index
  • Freshman applicant acceptance rate 68%
  • Average high school GPA  3.13
  • Transfer standards 2.4 GPA or higher at previous colleges attended
  • Mid-range ACT scores  20-25
  • Transfer applicant acceptance rate 65%

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Application Materials

In addition to the application (either online or paper), please submit the following:

  • Official high school transcripts (freshmen and transfer applicants with less than 30 college credits)
  • ACT or SAT Test scores (freshmen applicants and transfer applicants with less than 13 college credits) Note: For the SAT, Fort Lewis College uses just the Critical Reading and the Mathematics section.
  • Transcripts from all other colleges attended
  • $40 application fee
  • Optional—not required but recommended

Application Deadlines

Early Action and Regular Decision options for the Fall Semester allow you to choose the deadline that works best for you, however, Fort Lewis College encourages you to use our Early Action date. Note: The admission criteria and application review procedures are the same for both application options.

Summer 2014, Sessions 1 - 3 (May) May 1, 2014 Within 2 weeks of
application submission
Summer 2014, Sessions 4 & 5 (June) June 6, 2014 Within 2 weeks of
application submission
Fall 2014
Early Action
January 15, 2014 February 15, 2014
Fall 2014
Regular Decision
August 15, 2014 Within 2 weeks of
application submission
Spring 2015 December 15, 2014 Within 2 weeks of
application submission

† A completed application refers to an application that is not missing any of the required application materials listed at the top of this page.

Admission Decision

Once your application is complete, it will take about 4-6 weeks to receive a decision. To check the status of your application:

Transfer Students

Courses that are academically based and completed with a C- or better at a regionally accredited school may transfer. You can check which classes have previously transferred to Fort Lewis College using our transfer equivalency table. (If your course is not included on this table it doesn't necessarily mean that it won't transfer. It's just that it hasn't transferred here in the past.)

Fort Lewis College must receive your official transcripts in order to give you credit for that coursework. Official transcripts must be mailed directly from your school in a sealed envelope (faxes don't count!).

Visit our campus

The best way to find out if Fort Lewis College is the right fit for you is to visit our campus and right now you can get a FREE Lift Ticket to Purgatory - Durango Mountain Resort when you attend any of our campus visit options.

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Meet our admission counselors

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