Academic Standards

Fort Lewis College has developed academic standards to ensure students are making progress toward degree requirements.  These standards are recommended by the Faculty Senate, approved by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and enforced by the Registrar. Students are monitored each semester for their compliance with academic standards.  Students who are determined to not be meeting standards may continue their enrollment at Fort Lewis College only under specified conditions.

Academic standards for pre-baccalaureate students are the charge of the Academic Standards Committee and academic standards for graduate and post-baccalaureate students are the charge of the Post-Baccalaureate and Graduate Academic Standards Committee.

Who must appeal and how to appeal?

Student Type

Who Must Appeal

How to Appeal

Deadline to Appeal


Students on Probation Level 3 who must re-apply for admission due to not attending for three or more semesters


Students on Academic Disqualification who want to resume attending classes without first qualifying for Academic Renewal


Students who have earned 45 or more credits at Fort Lewis College and have not yet successfully completed the CO1 and MA1 requirements of the Liberal Arts Core

Complete Probation Level 3 Appeal Form and apply for admission



Complete Academic Disqualification Appeal Form




Complete Pace Requirements for Introductory Composition and Mathematics Appeal Form

File appeal and file application for admission by the deadline to apply for admission for target re-entry term


File appeal by Academic Standards Committee deadline for target re-entry term




File appeal by Academic Standards Committee deadline for target re-entry term

Post-Baccalaureate & Graduate

Academic Disqualification for GPA or Pace

Complete Post-Baccalaureate & Graduate Academic Disqualification Form

File appeal by Graduate & Post-Baccalaureate Committee deadline for target re-entry term



Academic Standards Appeal Deadlines

Deadline Date of Hearing Date of Notification of Decision
1 P.M., Wednesday, August 22, 2018 Thursday, August 23, 2018 Friday, August 24, 2018
1 P.M., Monday, December 31, 2018 Thursday, January 3, 2019 Friday, January 4, 2019
1 P.M., Monday, May 6,2019 Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Friday, May 10, 2019