Transfer Admission Requirements

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College Admission Requirements

  • Transfer standards: 2.4 GPA* or higher at previous colleges attended
    *If your GPA is below a 2.4, please contact us. You might be eligible for consideration.
  • Transfer applicant acceptance rate: 65%
  • Average Transfer GPA: 3.0

Application Materials

  • Application (either online or paper),
  • Transcripts from all other colleges attended
  • $40 application fee
  • Official high school transcript (transfer applicants with less than 13 college credits)
  • ACT or SAT test scores (transfer applicants with less than 13 college credits).  Note: For the SAT, Fort Lewis College uses just the Critical Reading and the Mathematics section
  • 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-$3,000 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

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 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 Transfer 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