Non-Degree-Seeking Student Admission Requirements

Non-degree-seeking students access the same high quality education for personal enrichment or career advancement.

About non-degree studies

Whether you’re here for personal enrichment to develop your career, applying individually or as part of an employer-sponsored cohort, we welcome you to the classes, culture and campus of Fort Lewis College. Even though you aren’t enrolling with the immediate intention of earning a degree or certificate, you are considered to be officially enrolled, so your coursework will still be graded and posted to a transcript. Please note, federal financial aid is not an option as a non-degree-seeking student; however, you may be eligible for the Native American Tuition Waiver or other outside aid.  

To apply

A complete Fort Lewis College application includes:

Our online application for admission should take about 15-20 minutes to complete, or you may choose to submit a paper application by mail.

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After you are admitted

Following the submission of a complete application, and notification of admission as a non-degree student, you have a few important steps to take.

Confirmation email

Once you have been notified of admission, please confirm your enrollment by emailing the Admission office a written statement of intent.

Activate your FLC account

You must set up your FLC account before registering for classes. To activate your account:

  1. Go to theFort, FLC's student web portal
  2. Click on Account Management and then Activate Your Account
  3. Enter your first name, last name, birth date, and student ID number or social security number
  4. Access your unique username and set your password
  5. Access your accounts
  6. Go to theFort and click on Sign In in the top right corner
  7. Enter your username and password

Register for classes using theFort student portal

Click on  WebMail  to use your Fort Lewis College email address (which is yourusername@fortlewis.edu). Email is the official communication of Fort Lewis College, so be sure to check it regularly!

Click on  Courses  to access Canvas, our online learning platform which may be a part of your course.

If there are prerequisites for courses, eligibility must be documented prior to enrollment. Typically this is done through the presentation of transcripts. For some courses, standardized test score (ACT or SAT) or placement testing may be required.

Application deadlines

Consideration for fall semester

  • Application due August 1  

Consideration for spring semester

  • Application due December 1 

Consideration for summer semester

  • Application due April 1

Contact information

For questions, or to check on the status of an application, please contact our Admission office.

Admission Office
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301

Phone: 970-247-7184
Fax: 970-247-7179
admission@fortlewis.edu

Contact your admission counselor directly.