Transfer Admission Requirements

Applying as a transfer student

Welcome! At Fort Lewis College, in the lively mountain town of Durango, Colorado, we offer a comfortable home for students seeking a blend of academics and adventure.

Because the journey in transferring is often unique to each student, our Admission team is available to support you in determining your best next step.

Students are welcome to transfer from two-year and four-year campuses, whether they have earned a few credits since high school graduation or an Associate’s degree, and are admitted for fall, spring and summer semesters on a rolling basis. We notify applicants within 4-6 weeks of submission, and we complete transfer credit evaluations approximately 3 weeks after admission.

To apply

A complete application includes:

  • Timely submission of our online or paper application
  • Official college transcripts from all institutions attended
  • $40 application fee

Our online application for admission takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete, or you may choose to submit a paper application by mail. Please remember to list all colleges attended on your application for admission.

College coursework

Official college transcripts from all institutions attended are required for admission. Students must have a cumulative college-level GPA of a 2.4 on a 4-point scale, from a regionally accredited institution, to be considered for admission. Successful candidates are expected to have completed remedial coursework prior to enrollment at FLC and be ready for college-level math and English courses.

*College transcripts must be sent directly to Fort Lewis College from the institution attended. They may be mailed or sent through electronic transcripts services.

High school coursework

For transfer applicants who have completed fewer than 13 college-level semester credits prior to application, official final high school transcripts are required. Transcripts may be sent by your school via mail, fax, or through Naviance (if available at your school). A homeschool transcript should include subjects and grades for each year. This requirement may also be met with a high school equivalency certificate or diploma score (such as the GED, HiSET, or TASC). A graduation date must be included on the transcript.

ACT or SAT test scores

For transfer applicants who have completed fewer than 13 college-level semester credits prior to application, official ACT or SAT scores are required. Official test scores may be sent directly from the testing agency or from your high school. FLC does not require the essay portion of either ACT or SAT. Fort Lewis College’s testing codes are:

  • ACT: 0510
  • SAT: 4310

For students who are 23 or older or have been out of high school for 5 years, Accuplacer scores may be submitted in lieu of ACT or SAT scores. Accuplacer is a college placement exam that determines skills in reading, writing, and math. The test is available at Fort Lewis College’s testing center and may also be offered at your local community college. Learn more about Accuplacer at FLC.

Application fee

A non-refundable $40 application fee is required to process your application. When you apply online you will be asked to submit a credit or debit card, or you may submit without payment and send a check to the Admission Office payable to “Fort Lewis College.” Please ensure your full name and date of birth are included in the comment section on the check.

You may request a fee waiver if you have extreme financial need, or a low expected family contribution (EFC) as identified on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application. If you meet either of the above criteria, when you apply for admission online, please submit your application without payment and contact our office to request a fee waiver.

Application deadlines

Fall semester

  • Priority deadline: April 15
  • We continue to accept applications through August 20

Spring semester

  • Priority deadline: November 15
  • Deadline: December 1

Summer semester

  • Deadline: April 1

Helpful information


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.