An advising and registration appointment is a
structured conversation between you and an advisor. To get the most out of your
individualized advising appointment, please read the content on this page. The
more you can tell us about your interests, goals and previous college credits,
the better we can advise you on the appropriate classes to take.
Make an Advising Appointment
now to schedule your New Student Advising & Registration appointment
for Spring and Summer 2015 classes.
will begin scheduling advising appointments for Fall 2015 classes in March of
We encourage you to schedule your advising
appointment as soon as possible to maximize the course selection
process. Generally, appointments are available within 5-7 business days
from the time you call – sometimes sooner!
You can have your advising appointment over
the phone or in person, whichever you prefer. If you schedule a phone
appointment, you’ll need to be sitting at a computer (with internet access)
during this one-hour appointment.
schedule your advising appointment, please call the Office of Student Success
at (970) 382-6985 or toll free (866) 385-3949.
Previous College Credits
If you have taken an Advanced Placement (AP)
exam, an International Baccalaureate (IB) program, or a College Level
Examination (CLEP) test, you may have earned college credit. It’s important to
submit official scores to the Registrar’s Office to be evaluated. If you
would like to see the how the credits are awarded for AP, IB, and CLEP please
go to: Credit by Exam in Course Catalog
If you have taken college level courses at
another institution or earned an Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science
(AS) degree, it’s important to submit official transcripts to the Registrar’s
Office to be evaluated. If you would like to see the how the credits are
awarded, please go to the Transfer Equivalency Table to estimate how
your courses will transfer. An official evaluation will be completed before
your advising appointment for all submitted transcripts.
To meet the requirements to graduate with a
Bachelor's degree, you must complete the following:
a minimum of 120 credits (some programs require more credits)
- Earn 36
credits at the upper-division level (courses numbered 300 or above)
all Fort Lewis College Liberal Arts Core Requirements
all major and auxiliary requirements
a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average in your major field and
any minor fields (some programs require students to meet a higher
of FLC courses are 3 or 4 credits
majors are about 40-65 credits (some are more)
Lewis College is on a semester plan, which is 16 weeks of school.
Liberal Arts Core
To give our students a well-rounded, liberal
arts education, Fort Lewis College requires all students to complete a set of
classes called the Liberal Arts Core. To prepare for your advising appointment,
review these courses and talk to your advisor about the courses that are of
interest to you.
Course Catalog, Liberal Arts Core section
Getting Started in a Major
One of the most important decisions you will
make in your college career is selecting your major. A major is what you plan
to study as your primary area of concentration in college. If you have an idea
about a potential major, you can start exploring those areas by taking the recommended
courses listed within each Map
to Graduation for each major in the Catalog
of Courses. Each major provides a semester-by-semester document to show
you how to map your path to graduation as efficiently and effectively as
You can also view the catalog for the degree
requirements for your specific major. By looking at the required courses for a
major and the course descriptions, you may get clarity if that major will help
you pursue your career and life goals.
Catalog, Majors and Options
Mathematics & Composition
Your mathematics and composition placements
are initially based on your ACT or SAT scores and your CCHE index. ACT or SAT
scores may be no more than three years old from the date of your advising
appointment. The CCHE index is calculated using a combination of your high
school GPA combined with your ACT or SAT score. If you would like to estimate
your placements, you can calculate your CCHE index and view our placement
guidelines. Your placement may be adjusted based on your high school or
Some major and minor fields require specific
courses or sequence of courses, so make sure to select your courses
You can challenge your mathematics and
composition placement by taking the Accuplacer exam. For more details, please
visit the Testing Center
If you have questions about your placements,
please discuss it with your advisor during your one-on-one appointment.
your CCHE Index
Mathematics and Composition Placement Guidelines
Electives are courses that you do not need for
your major or Liberal Arts Core requirements. Electives are courses you can
choose just for fun, to expand your breadth of knowledge in another field, for
your own personal curiosity and growth, or to pursue extracurricular interests.
We have provided a short list of some of the most popular electives to enrich
your college experience, but you may view all courses in the catalog below.
The following webpage provides access to a
video collection of useful tutorials designed to assist students with the Fort
Lewis College academic advising and class registration processes. We
encourage students to view these videos to fully understand various aspects of
the registration process such as viewing your schedule and using the course
waitlist. If you have any follow-up questions about the information presented
in the videos, please contact the Office of Student Success at (970) 382-6985.
View Advising Tutorial Videos
Read and Accept Payment Terms
A student, by the act of registration,
automatically incurs a financial obligation to the College requiring full
payment of tuition and fees, as well as any other charges that are incurred
while at the College, and accepts responsibility for complying with all College
policies and procedures. To read and accept the full payment terms and
conditions, visit the following webpage. We encourage all students to read
and accept these conditions before their New Student Advising and Registration
appointment. Please direct any questions about tuition and fees or payment
terms and conditions to Student Billing and Cashiering at (970) 247-7380
and accept payment terms and conditions