International Students

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International Students

We are glad that you are interested in Fort Lewis College in beautiful Durango, Colorado. About 100 International students representing 15 nations attend FLC each year. International students especially enjoy our small size, safe community, caring faculty and staff, individual attention, and excellent academic programs.

Admission Standards

In addition to meeting the Freshman or Transfer admission standards, international students must have a minimum TOEFL score of 61 or a minimum IELTS score of 5.5.

How to Apply

  1. Begin by completing our online application.
  2. Submit a non-refundable $40 application fee. If paying by check or money order, include your name. You can also pay by credit card.
  3. Send transcripts from the institution that awarded your secondary school diploma. If you have previously attended any college or university, have an official transcript from all colleges and universities mailed directly to the Office of Admission. Please submit translated and untranslated copies of your transcripts. Look below for more information about submitting international transcripts.
  4. Submit a Declaration and Certification of Finances completed by a bank official. In order to enroll at Fort Lewis College, all international students, including non-U.S. citizens currently living in the U.S., must submit the appropriate Declaration of Certificate of Finances and then complete the I-20 and student visa process.  
  5. Send standardized test scores for English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS) as well as the SAT or ACT.  TOEFL scores should come directly from the Educational Testing Service. FLC requires a minimum TOEFL score of 61 (internet-based) or 500 (written).  Students may also submit official copies of IELTS scores (minimum score of 5.5 on IELTS is required). ACT test scores must be sent directly from ACT (Fort Lewis code is 0510).  SAT scores (Fort Lewis College code is 4310) must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service.

International Student

International Student Application Deadlines

International students need to plan early for admission:

  • Fall semester - June 1
  • Spring semester - Oct. 1
  • Summer semester - Feb. 1

International Transcripts

When completing the online application, please list all the colleges and universities you have attended. You need to submit the transcripts of all diplomas and/or degrees you have earned at the time of the application.

Transcripts for academic work completed outside the United States need to be:

  • Official, that is, in the original, sealed envelope of the issuing institution
  • Accompanied by a certified translation and certified evaluation, both in English

High school diplomas require a document by document evaluation with U.S. equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA). College transcripts require a course by course evaluation. For specific information on international transcript evaluation, visit the World Education Services website, a foreign transcript evaluation service or contact them at: 

World Education Services, Inc.
PO Box 745 Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113-0745
Phone: 212-966-6311

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