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.

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:

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. After this one, you will use your FLC account username and password for all the checklist items. You will also use your FLC account info to log in to your FLC email account (webmail), WebOPUS, and theFort, 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:

  • Fall 2022 start: The online application for student housing opens each year on January 15. Apply for housing by May 1, and you can choose your room. After May 1, room selections are made first-come, first-served. We recommend that you apply by April 1, 2022

6. Register for classes

All new students need first to fill out the Advising Questionnaire to register for classes. 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:

  • Fall 2022 start: May 1, 2022

Target completion dates:

7. Submit final transcripts

Submit your final academic transcripts to FLC before starting 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 an image 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!