Freshmen Admission Requirements

Freshmen admission standards

GPA ACT
English
ACT
Math
SAT
Critical Reading
SAT
Math
Decision
3.00-4.00 16-17 AND 16-18 410-440 AND 380-450 Likely admissible
3.00-4.00 14-15 AND/OR 14-15 370-400 AND/OR 310-370 Likely admissible with conditions
(See below for details)
2.00-4.00 18 or higher AND 19 or higher 450 or higher AND 460 or higher Likely admissible
2.00-2.99 16-17 AND/OR 16-18 410-440 AND/OR 380-450 Likely admissible with conditions
(See below for details)
2.00-2.99 15 or lower AND/OR 15 or lower 400 or lower AND/OR 370 or lower Contact your Admission Counselor
0.00-1.99 36 or lower 36 or lower 800 or lower 800 or lower Contact your Admission Counselor


By the time of enrollment, students will have successfully completed full academic years of high school or college in:

  • English - 4 years
  • Math - 4 years Algebra I or higher
  • Science - 3 years Should include at least 2 years of lab based coursework
  • Social Studies - 3 years Should include at least 1 of US History or World History
  • Academic Electives – Courses may come from any academic area already listed or foreign languages, computer science, art, music, journalism or drama.

Admit with conditions

OPTION A:  BECOME COLLEGE-LEVEL IN COMPOSITION AND MATHEMATICS

If you can demonstrate that you are college-level prior to the first day of class at Fort Lewis, you will fulfill your conditions for admission.  Within Option A, there are two ways to demonstrate you are college-level:

Option A #1:  Re-test.  The ACT, the SAT, and the Accuplacer are acceptable tests.  The scores you must earn are listed below.

English (only if your score is below this level)
ACT English:  18, or
SAT Critical Reading:  430, or
Accuplacer Sentence Skills :  94

Mathematics (only if your score is below this level)
ACT Mathematics:  19, or
SAT Mathematics:  460, or
Accuplacer Elementary Algebra:   85
 
Option A #2:  Complete the required remedial courses at a regionally accredited community college with a grade of C- or higher.  Check with the Fort Lewis College Office of Student Success prior to enrollment to verify you have selected the correct remedial course.

If you either re-test or successfully complete the required remedial course at a college, you will need to send official record of your test/transcripts to Fort Lewis College by the first day of class at Fort Lewis.

OPTION B:  PARTICIPATE IN A STUDENT SUCCESS PROGRAM

If you do not demonstrate you are college-level prior to the first day of class, you are required to participate in an academic success program during your freshman year.   Your specific requirements will be addressed in a Student Success Contract.  Generally, these expectations include:

  • Mandatory enrollment in the appropriate remedial courses in the fall semester;
  • Restrictions on courses you are allowed to take while remediating in the fall semester;
  • Study skills evaluation in the fall semester;
  • Required tutoring if identified by any professor as being at risk for not successfully completing a course fall during your first year;
  • Development of an academic degree plan