Concurrent Students

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I register for classes?
  2. How do I make my advising and registration appointment?
  3. Where are you located?
  4. If I have taken AP Exams, CLEP tests, IB coursework, or college-level coursework, will this affect my selection of classes?
  5. What is the Basic Skills Assessment and Fort Lewis Mathematics and Composition Placement policy?
  6. What is full-time/part-time credit load?
  7. Can I test out of any courses?
  8. What are the Liberal Arts Core requirements?
  9. What majors, programs, and minors can I choose from?
  10. What are the graduation requirements?
  11. Can I change my schedule once I have selected classes?
  12. How many credits should I take each semester?
  13. I have a learning disability. How do I get help?
  14. Where can I get answers concerning financial aid?
  15. Where can I get answers about my on campus housing?
  16. I don’t know what I want to major in. Is that a problem?
  17. How do my transfer credits get evaluated?
  18. When will I know how my courses transferred to Fort Lewis College?
  19. What do I do if I have a question that is not listed here?

How do I register for classes?
All newly admitted freshmen, transfer and concurrent students must make an advising appointment to get registered for their first semester classes. Registration can be done by phone or in-person. It is important that you review the information on the admitted student website and complete the pre-advising survey to prepare for your advising appointment. Please have an idea of some courses that you would like to take and your advisor can help you register for your classes during your appointment. (top)

How do I make my advising and registration appointment?
Contact us at  [(970) 382-6985 or 1(866) 385-3949]. These one-hour appointments can be conducted in person or over the phone. (top)

Where is the Office of Admission and Advising located?
The Office of Admission and Advising is located in Kroeger Hall. The office is open Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please call us to set up your appointment.
(970) 382-6985 or 1(866) 385-3949
newstudentadvising@fortlewis.edu  (top)

If I have taken AP Exams, CLEP tests, IB coursework, or college-level coursework, will this affect my selection of classes?
Yes, credit may be awarded for IB credit, AP exams, and CLEP tests. Some of that credit may count for Liberal Arts Core and major requirements at Fort Lewis College. Concurrent student must submit official test scores and/or transcripts before academic advising.  This will allow you you to take the next level of Math or Composition, for example, if you have earned college credit.

Visit the Testing Center and course catalog for detailed information. Make sure that your advisor is aware of previous credit you have earned. It is your responsibility to submit official test scores and/or transcripts so that you receive the college credit. (top)

What is the Basic Skills Assessment and Fort Lewis College Mathematics and Composition Placement policy?
Colorado law (CRS 23-1-113) requires all incoming freshmen and transfer students to be assessed for their basic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. The assessments are made according to procedures approved by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

If you have submitted your ACT or SAT scores and they are less than three years old, or you have taken previous coursework at another institution, we will use that information to place you into your introductory mathematics and composition classes. If we are missing the information required for assessment, you must take the Accuplacer assessment/placement test. If you fail to take the assessment/placement test within 30 days of the beginning of the term, a hold will be placed on your academic records. You may also take Accuplacer if you wish to challenge your existing placement in mathematics or composition. (top)

What is full-time/part-time credit load?
A full-time credit load is 12 credits or more per semester. A part-time credit load is less than 12 credits per semester. Financial Aid, Housing, and health insurance typically have credit requirements. If it your responsibility to make sure you are taking the right number of credit hours for any credit minimums that may apply to you. (top)

Can I test out of any courses?
Yes. CLEP testing and testing by examination are offered for certain courses. (top)

What are the Liberal Arts Core requirements?
The Liberal Arts Core (general education) requirements are courses that are required of all degree seeking students to gain competencies in communication, critical thinking, and quantitative reasoning skills. For the list of all the Liberal Arts Core courses, please visit the Course Catalog, Liberal Arts Core section. (top)

What majors, programs, and minors can I choose from?
We offer many majors, options and certificates--see details in our Course Catalog. (top)

What are the graduation requirements?
In order to receive a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree at Fort Lewis College, all students need to complete certain requirements. Minimum degree requirements include completion of 120 credits, of which 45 must be upper-division (300-level or 400-level). At graduation, students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and a major grade point average of 2.0. (top)

Can I change my schedule once I have selected classes?
You can, depending on availability of courses. You can change them yourself on WebOpus, or call your new student advisor to walk you through the schedule change. Make sure you understand how these changes will affect your progress in earning a degree. (top)

How many credits should I take each semester?
If it is a priority for you to graduate in four years, you should take an average of 15 credits each semester. As a general rule, students should take as many credits as they can succeed in. (top)

I have a learning disability. How do I get help?
If you have a documented disability, we strongly recommend that you contact the Coordinator of Disability Services, Dian Jenkins [(970) 247-7459 (v/tty) or jenkins_d@fortlewis.edu] prior to your advising and registration appointment. The Coordinator for Disability Services can offer suggestions on your first semester schedule and how best to support your learning needs and accommodations. Please visit the websites for Disability Services and the Testing Center to learn more about what they can offer you. (top)

Where can I get answers concerning financial aid?

Concurrent students do not qualify for financial aid]. (top)

Where can I get answers about my on-campus housing?
You will receive notification by mail about your housing assignment and roommate in the summer. If you have more specific questions, contact the Student Housing Office [(970) 247-7503 or studenthousing@fortlewis.edu]. (top)

I don't know what I want to major in. Is that a problem?
In most cases, there is no hurry to begin a major, and the entire first year can be used for academic exploration and focusing on the Liberal Arts Core. Certain majors must be begun early, including pre-medicine, engineering, music, and many sciences. Students who are strongly inclined to begin work on a major in their first year should be sure to review major requirements and discuss them with their academic advisors right away. (top)

How do my transfer credits get evaluated?
If you have taken college-level coursework at other institutions, be sure to have your transcripts sent to Fort Lewis College at your earliest opportunity. This evaluation process takes some time. A student can look at our Transfer Equivalency Table to get a rough idea of which courses will transfer. Students’ academic advisors will help them to determine how credit accepted in transfer will affect their course selection. If you have an AA or AS degree, be sure to view our Associate Degree Transfer Policies. (top)

When will I know how my courses transferred to Fort Lewis College?
When you make an advising and registration appointment, your transcripts will be evaluated. The day before your advising appointment, you may view how your courses transferred to Fort Lewis College on WebOpus. During your one-on-one advising appointment, your advisor can answer questions on how your transfer credits will apply towards your declared major and your Liberal Arts Core requirements, as well as other questions you may have about transferring into Fort Lewis College. (top)

What do I do if I have a question that is not listed here?
Please contact us! [(970) 382-6985 or 1(866) 385-3949 or newstudentadvising@fortlewis.edu]. One of our advisors will be glad to answer a quick question or set up an appointment for more involved questions. (top)

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