Freshmen Admission Requirements

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Application Materials

  • Application (online or paper),
  • Official high school, GED, HiSET, or TASC transcripts
  • ACT or SAT Test scores.  Note: For the ACT, Fort Lewis College uses only the English and Math sections and for the SAT, only the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math sections for tests taken March 2016 and after and only the Critical Reading and Math sections for tests taken February 2016 and before.
  • $40 application fee
  • College transcripts (from concurrent coursework)
  • Optional

College Admission Statistics

  • Freshman applicant acceptance rate: 68%
  • Mid-50% range high school GPA: 2.8-3.6
  • Mid 50% range ACT composite score: 20-25
  • Mid-50% range ACT English score: 19-25
  • Mid-50% range ACT Math score: 18-24
  • Mid-50% range SAT scores: Critical Reading: 460-570, Math: 460-560

Merit Scholarships

Fort Lewis College offers merit scholarships as part of the admission process. These scholarships range from $3,000-$10,000 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.

Freshman Application Deadlines


Spring 2018

December 1, 2017

Summer 2018

April 1, 2018

Fall 2018

August 1, 2018

*Applicants can submit additional materials, such as official transcripts, after the stated deadlines so long as the application for admission was submitted and received by the deadline.

Admission Decision

Once your application is complete, it will take about 4-6 weeks to receive a decision. To check the status of your application:

 A completed application is one that is not missing any of the required application materials listed at the top of this page.

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