Start college before graduating high school

You’re not the type to wait around and let life happen to you. You have goals, and you’re going to reach them! Dual enrollment and ASCENT students get a glimpse of what college is like and discover the value of small class sizes and faculty who know you by name.

Admission process

It takes 15-20 minutes to complete your application and start your next adventure.

1. Talk with your high school counselor

You'll need to meet the criteria established by your high school and receive approval prior to applying for admission.

2. Fill out your application

The dual enrollment admission application is free. It takes 15-minutes to complete, and it does not require any additional paperwork.

3. Submit the legal guardian permission form

After you submit your application, your legal guardian will be emailed an electric permission form within two hours. They must submit an electronic signature for this form before you can be admitted.

Please contact the dual enrollment coordinator if you or your legal guardian have questions.

Apply for fall semester

Next steps after you're admitted to FLC

1. Confirm enrollment

Now that you're officially admitted, it's time to accept our offer of admission and confirm enrollment so you can reserve your spot and register for classes.

Accept offer of admission

2. Activate your FLC account and make a registration appointment

Activate your FLC account so you can make a registration appointment with the Coordinator of Dual Enrollment for course advising.

  • Courses are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend checking out the Liberal Arts Core courses in the FLC course catalog.
  • Registration and advising appointments may be virtual or over the phone.

Schedule your registration appointment

Appointment dates

  • Spring 2023 semester applicants -Advising appointments begin October 31, 2022
  • Continuing Students - Registration starts November 10, 2022
  • New Students - Registration starts December 1, 2022
3. Complete your Dual Enrollment Checklist

There are a few things you need to take care of before you can jump into your college coursework at FLC. Use this checklist to make sure you’re ready to go when the semester starts.

  1. Apply for the College Opportunity Fund.
  2. Submit immunization records.
  3. Complete a FERPA waiver.
  4. Submit a photo for your Skycard. 
  5. Check your Canvas account.
  6. Have a car? Get a parking permit.
  7. Order your textbooks at least two weeks before your first day of class.
  8. Attend the online Canvas course for dual enrollment before your first day of class.
  9. Attend New Student Orientation.
  10. Go to your class!
  11. Give yourself a high-five for completing this checklist! 


  • Spring semester
  • Fall semester
Spring semester

Check back later when Spring 2024 opens.

Fall semester



Advising begins for all dual enrollment students



Continuing student registration begins



New student registration begins

Admission decisions

Applications are processed on a rolling basis and typically notified within one week of submitting a complete application.

Female student works on a laptop in the Reed Library.

"These courses helped me experience and explore many different classes and gain lots of knowledge not only of the course content but also of how I am as a student. When I did Dual Enrollment my senior year, I had no definite idea of what I wanted to do with my life. Having the opportunity to take college courses in high school helped me narrow down what I do and do not like and took me a step closer to figuring out what major I want to study"

Contact Us

Admission Office

Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301

Ph: 877-352-2656 or 970-247-7184
Fax: 970-247-7179

Dual enrollment contact

Jonathan Smith
Coordinator of Teacher Licensure and Dual Enrollment
Phone: 970-247-6032

Schedule an appointment