From admitted to attending

You've done a lot of work to get this far, and you're almost here. Use the reference below to guide your next steps. This is roughly the order we suggest, though you may take many of these steps concurrently.

You may also wish to bookmark this page, or download a printable checklist for Fall 2021.

1. Accept our offer of admission

We encourage  you to accept our offer of admission ("confirm your enrollment" as we like to say) and pay your confirmation fee, as early as possible. Officially accepting our offer of admission is how you reserve your spot, and doing it early will give you the most time to prepare.

Target completion dates:

  • Spring 2022 start: Accept our offer of admission before November 1, 2021 for priority on class registration.. 
    • Note: To give you extra flexibility in your planning, your confirmation fee* will be refundable until December 1, 2021.
  • Fall 2022 start: 
    • Early Action Deadline: November 15, 2021
    • Priority Deadline: June 1, 2022
    • Regular Decision: July 15, 2022

*Confirmation fee is refundable up until May 1, 2022.

2. Submit FAFSA

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year to apply for financial aid at Fort Lewis College. The FAFSA is available each year beginning October 1 for the following academic year. You should plan to submit your FAFSA by November 15 for full consideration for aid although it does remain open all year.

Target completion date: As soon as possible

3. Activating your FLC account

First, you must activate your FLC account. Your FLC account information is not the same as your admission portal log-in information. You will use your FLC account username and password for all the checklist items after this one. You will also use your FLC account info to log in to your FLC email account (webmail), WebOPUS, and theFort, which is the current student task portal. To activate your FLC account: 

  1. Locate your FLC identification number in your admission portal 
  2. Using your FLC identification number, activate your FLC account 

4. View and accept your financial aid award package

Once you've received your financial aid award package, you can view and accept it on WebOPUS. You must complete Step 3 before you can view or accept your award package. Check out the directions and our instructional video!  

Target completion date

  • As soon as possible. 

5. Apply for on-campus housing

Target completion dates:

  • Spring 2022 start: The online application for student housing opens October 15, 2021 for incoming spring students.
  • Fall 2022 start: The online application for student housing opens each year on January 15. Apply for housing by May 1 and you have the option of choosing your own room. After May 1, rooms selections are made on a first come, first served basis. We recommend that you apply by April 1, 2021

6. Register for classes

To register for classes, all new students need to first fill out the Advising Questionnaire. Returning and transfer students will schedule a registration appointment with an advisor after completing the questionnaire. 

You will receive an email when the Advising Questionnaire opens:

  • Spring 2022 start: November 15, 2021
  • Fall 2022 start: May 1, 2022

Target completion dates:

7. Submit final transcripts

Submit your final academic transcripts to FLC before the start of your first semester.

Target completion dates:

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

8. Complete immunization requirements

You'll need to submit proof of immunization by the start of your first semester.

9. Get your student ID

Upload a photo to ensure your SkyCard is ready for you when you arrive on campus and won't delay your move-in. When you upload a photo and get your SkyCard before arrival, you'll have immediate access to your student housing and your meal plan.

10. Complete Pre-Campus Academy and your Health Awareness Certification

COMPLETE HAC (HEALTH AWARENESS CERTIFICATION) as part of our required COVID safety training.

All students are required to review the information in the HAC and sign the FLC pledge, which ensures compliance with COVID procedures. You can also complete the HAC as part of the Pre-Campus Academy.

11. Mark your calendars for Orientation!