Recommended Application Timeline

Semester Course Schedule Available Submit Application Earliest Student Advising
Fall 1st Week of March Last Week of March 2nd Week of April
Winter 1st Week of October Last Week of October 3rd Week of November

If you cannot submit your application by the recommended date, please submit your application at the earliest possible date.  

Call Advising: (970) 382-6985 or toll free (866) 385-3949

To sign up for classes you'll need to talk to an Academic Advisor. Call the Academic Advising office at (970) 382-6985 or toll free (866) 385-3949 to schedule your advising appointment.

When you are scheduling your advising appointment, indicate that you are a 'Concurrent Enrollment' student, so we can match you to the best advisor for your needs.  

  • Appointments for the Fall can be scheduled starting at the end of March.  
  • Appointments for Winter can be scheduled starting at the end of October

You can have your advising appointment over the phone or in person, whichever you prefer.  Parents are invited.  If you schedule a phone appointment, you’ll need to be sitting at a computer (with internet access) during this one-hour appointment.

Previous College Credits

Credit-by Exam

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.

Transfer Credit

If you have taken college level courses at another institution, 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.

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. These courses are part of the statewide gtPathways program that are guaranteed to transfer as Liberal Arts Core (sometimes called general education) courses to other public Colorado colleges. 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 selection

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 in the Getting Started in a Major page.

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.

Course Catalog, Majors, Options, and Minors section

Mathematics and Composition Placement

Your mathematics and composition placements are initially based on your ACT or SAT scores (dated 2007 or more recent) and your CCHE index. The CCHE index is calculated using a combination of your high school GPAand 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 slightly based on your high school transcripts.

Some major and minor fields require specific courses or sequence of courses, so make sure to select your courses accordingly.

You can challenge your mathematics and composition placement by taking the Accuplacer exam. For more details, please visit the Testing Center website.

If you have questions about your placements, please discuss it with your advisor during your one-on-one appointment.

Calculate your CCHE Index
Mathematics and Composition Placement Guidelines

Enriching Electives

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.

Enriching Electives
Course Catalog

Learning Communities

Learning communities are clusters of courses that allow you to make intellectual connections between courses, work closely with faculty members, and form lasting friendships with other students.

Pick Your Classes

Before your advising appointment, it's helpful to make a list of classes that interest you.

To look at a dynamic schedule of the availability of these courses, or to look at ALL the courses being offered this semester, follow these steps:

  • Go to theFort
  • Login to your account with your username and password
  • Choose "WebOPUS" from the left column
  • Choose "Student Services & Financial Aid"
  • Choose "Registration"
  • Choose "Class Search"
  • Select the appropriate term; Submit.
  • From this Search screen, you'll be able to search for classes by department, course number, professor, credit range, or time offering.

Class Schedule Editable Form

Your Advising Appointment

If you are having an on-campus appointment, bring your list of potential courses with you to the Office of Admission & Advising in Kroeger Hall.

If you are scheduled for a phone appointment, make sure you are seated at a computer (with internet access) during your appointment so that your advisor can walk you through the registration process. By the end of your appointment, you'll be registered for classes for your first semester at Fort Lewis College.


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