Next steps after you've been admitted

Reply to our offer of admission and confirm enrollment

Accept our offer of admission by confirming your enrollment in three easy steps. You can register for classes after you pay the confirmation fee.

  1. Log into your admission portal.
  2. Find "Reply to Offer of Admission" under the "Forms" section.
  3. Pay a $300 confirmation fee to confirm enrollment. Pay online, by check, or by money order. For check & money orders: make out to "Fort Lewis College," include student name and date of birth, and mail to the Admission Office.

Deadline: As soon as possible.

Accept your offer of admission

Submit your FAFSA

Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid to find out your eligibility for federal, state, or institutional need-based financial aid. The FLC federal school code is 001353.

Deadline: As soon as possible. To get full consideration for all aid, submit your FAFSA by November 15.

Fill out your FAFSA application

Activate your FLC account

Your FLC account information is different than your admission portal log-in information.

Steps to activate:

  1. Find your FLC identification number in your admission portal
  2. Use your FLC identification number to activate your FLC account

You will use your FLC account info to:

  • Log in to your FLC email account, which is how we communicate with you now that you're admitted
  • Access WebOPUS, where all your student information like classes and student billing live
  • Access theFort, where you can search for tasks

Accept your financial aid award package

View and accept your financial aid award package on WebOPUS. You must activate your FLC account before you can do this step. Learn how to accept your financial aid.

Deadline: As soon as possible.

View and accept your financial aid award

Apply for on-campus housing

First-year students must live on campus their first two semesters (see exemptions). All students are welcome to apply to live on-campus. Learn about on-campus housing options.


  • Spring semester: Application opens on October 16
  • Summer semester: Application opens on March 4
  • Fall semester: Application opens on February 5

Apply for on-campus housing

Register for Classes/Fill out the Advising Questionnaire 

First-year students

Your Skyhawk Advisor creates your personalized class schedule and it will be sent to you mid-June. It will have information about how to schedule an appointment with your advisor to finalize your schedule, ask questions, and choose your First-Year Launch course.

Returning and transfer students

You will receive an email to schedule your advising and registration appointment with your new Skyhawk Advisor after you've submitted the questionnaire. If you submit your transcripts in time, the Registrar's Office will complete your official transfer evaluation before the appointment.

Advising Questionnaire opens:

  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: April 8
  • Fall: May 1

Complete the Advising Questionnaire in your admission portal so you can be registered in classes.

Submit documents

Submit final transcripts

Have the school or institution that issues your transcripts or an authorized third-party vendor send your official final transcripts directly to us; do not send in-progress coursework. You might be eligible for more scholarships if you have a higher cumulative GPA than what you provided before you were admitted. Email the Financial Aid Office at if this applies to you.

Paper transcripts

Admission Office
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301

Electronic transcripts: Email to

We only accept electronic transcripts if they come directly from the issuer or an authorized third party like Parchment or the National Student Clearinghouse. Do not forward your copies.

First-year students

Your high school must fax, email, or mail your final official high school transcripts to us. Contact your former institution to find out how to order transcripts for any dual/concurrent enrollment courses. The Admission Office fax number is 970-247-7179.

Dual enrollment/concurrent enrollment credits: if you have earned college credits while in high school, you must request your official college transcript from that institution to be sent to us.

Returning and transfer students

Contact your former institution(s) to find out how to order your transcripts.


  • Spring semester: January 1
  • Summer semester: May 1
  • Fall semester: August 1

Complete immunization requirements

Provide proof of vaccination against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) or proof of exemption. We strongly recommend students also get vaccinated against meningitis.

Deadline: Before Orientation

Submit immunization requirements

Complete Pre-Campus Academy

Take the Pre-Campus Academy online course. You'll receive an email invitation in your FLC email and access it on Canvas, our online course management system.


  • Spring semester: TBD
  • Fall semester: August 1

Deadline: Before classes begin

Complete a FERPA waiver

This step is optional. You can waive your right to privacy of your student education records, so specific people, like family members, can access your student record information to help you with things like class registration.

Submit FERPA waiver

Get ready for classes

Get student ID

Upload a photo so your SkyCard is ready for you on move-in day at campus. You'll have immediate access to your student housing and your meal plan.

Get your SkyCard

Purchase a parking permit

Parking permits are required for all vehicles on campus.

Buy a parking permit

Order your textbooks

Save money and time and get your textbooks from the SkyStore, FLC's bookstore. Save up to 25% off the retail price by purchasing used textbooks, and around 50% if you rent them.

Order textbooks from the Skystore

Rent your techpack

If you don't already have the equipment you need for class, you can rent your required laptop or smartphone, download the software you need, and get trained on how to use it all.

Rent techpack

Check your bill

Choose a payment option and other billing details that work best for you.

Student Billing and Cashiering

Attend Orientation

Orientation is required for all new students. You'll learn important information and participate in engaging experiences!

Learn about Orientation