The Circle Back Program for returning students 

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You came to Fort Lewis College for academic and professional goals. Life happened, and you took a break.

The Circle Back Program helps you with your return. Staff mentors connect with you so you can have support with:

  • Navigating your return to campus
  • Reviving your financial aid
  • Registering for classes
  • Reconnecting with student support services
  • Reaching your goals


Steps for returning students
  1. Contact Circle Back staff to discuss your situation, goals, and questions
  2. Reapply for Admission (students who have been away for less than three semesters do not need to reapply)  
  3. Apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA  
  4. Complete the steps on the Accepted Checklist after readmission
  5. Work with Circle Back staff to register for classes
  6. Continue engaging with Circle Back staff to reach your goals  

Are you a returning student and a Colorado Resident? 

Fort Lewis has up to $1500 per semester in special funding from the state of Colorado to help you "Finish What You Started." Discover if you are eligible to become a Circle Back Scholar through the Finish What You Started program.


Returning Students Toolkit


Apply for readmission.

Reapply to FLC

Accepted Checklist

Your student checklist after you've been admitted.

Get things done

Skyhawk Station

Support for advising, billing, financial aid, and registration

Get help


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