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:

  • Fall 2021 start: Accept our offer of admission before August 1, 2021. 
    • Note: To give you extra flexibility in your planning, your confirmation fee will be refundable until July 15.

Accept our offer of admission

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

Apply for financial aid

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 

Activate 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. 

View and accept your financial aid award

5. Apply for on-campus housing

Target completion dates:

  • Fall 2021 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

Apply for housing

6. Register for classes

To register for classes, all new students need to first fill out the Advising Questionnaire. You will receive and email when the Advising Questionnaire opens (May 1, 2021). Returning and transfer students will schedule a registration appointment with an advisor after completing the questionnaire. 

Target completion dates:

Register for classes

7. Submit final transcripts

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

Target completion dates:

  • Fall 2021 start: July 1, 2021

Submit transcripts

8. Complete immunization requirements

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

Target completion dates:

  • Fall 2021 start: July 1, 2021

Complete immunization requirements

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.

Target completion dates:

  • Fall 2021 start: August 5

Get your SkyCard

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

To stay as safe as possible, every member of the Skyhawk community will sign the FLC Together pledge and take protective measures to honor their pledge on and off campus. All new students (first-year, transfer, and returning) will complete the Health Awareness Certification (HAC) before coming to campus in August 2021. The course will be online by August 2.

You won't be able to move into on-campus housing until you've completed the HAC, so make sure to do it advance!

Target completion dates:

  • Fall 2021 start: August 20

11. Mark your calendars for Orientation!

  • Fall 2021 start:
    • Mandatory Pre-Campus Academy (online orientation course): Opens August 2, 2021
    • In-person Orientation: August 26 - 28, 2021 

Go to Orientation