Freshmen Admission Requirements

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College Admission Requirements

  • Freshman standards Check your admissibility
  • Freshman applicant acceptance rate 68%
  • Average high school GPA  3.13-3.21
  • Mid-range ACT scores  20-25
  • Mid-range SAT scores: Critical Reading: 460-570, Math: 460-560

Application Materials

  • Application (either online or paper),
  • Official high school transcripts
  • ACT or SAT Test scores Note: For the SAT, Fort Lewis College uses just the Critical Reading and the Mathematics section
  • $40 application fee
  • College transcripts (from concurrent coursework)
  • Optional—not required but recommended

Merit Scholarships

Fort Lewis College offers merit scholarships as part of the admission process. These scholarships range from $1,000-$9,000 per year and are available for all four years of your education. All applicants are automatically considered for our merit scholarships and do not need to submit additional materials. Click here for additional information about our merit scholarship program.

Application Deadlines


Summer 2015, Sessions 1 - 3 (May)

April 1, 2015

Within 5 weeks of
application submission

Summer 2015, Sessions 4 & 5 (June)

May 1, 2015

Within 5 weeks of
application submission

Fall 2015

August 1, 2015

Within 5 weeks of
application submission

Spring 2016

December 1, 2015

Within 5 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 5-7 weeks to receive a decision. To check the status of your application:

Important Freshman Information:

Colorado Residency Is Based On:

  • Continuous physical presence in the State of Colorado
  • Proof of intent to become a Colorado resident
  • Financial emancipation - defined as parental relinquishment of any and all financial support to the student.

Additional information on Colorado Residency requirements