Why become a Skyhawk? For lots of reasons. We are a community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, and leaders. We’re diverse and inclusive. And we shape the future and solve the world’s most challenging problems.
Transform your passions into reality on a beautiful campus with small classes, close-knit departments, abundant hands-on learning opportunities, and a devoted and friendly faculty. Become part of the next class of Skyhawks.
It takes 15-20 minutes to complete your admission application and start your next adventure.
A non-refundable $40 application fee is required to process your application.
You can pay your application fee with a bank debit or credit card online with your application. You can also submit your application without payment and send a check from a United States bank or a bank money order in United States currency payable to “Fort Lewis College.” If you choose to send a check, please be sure your full name and date of birth are included on it.
You can request a fee waiver if you have extreme financial need. Select "yes" on the admission application when asked if you want to request a fee waiver due to financial hardship.
The minimum GPA for admission consideration is 2.0. With the mid-50% average high school GPA for admitted students last year between 3.08 to 3.81, students were accepted with GPAs ranging from 2.0 to 4.0, depending on other qualifications. Successful candidates for admission typically complete the following high school coursework:
While these aren't requirements, our admission team takes a close look at the individual classes and the course sequence among other factors to determine admission.
You can upload transcripts to the admission portal, email or fax them, or have your high school counselor send them to us.
We encourage you to submit a personal statement or essay as a part of your admission application. While optional, it can provide valuable information for our review process.
This is a writing sample and should be between 200 and 500 words. You can choose one of the following:
Admission to FLC is ACT/SAT test score optional. FLC testing codes are:
Students who are 23 or older or have been out of high school for at least five years may be required to take the Accuplacer exam to determine math and composition placement. The test is available at our testing center or often at your local community college.
Learn more about the Accuplacer at FLC
Apply for fall semester
Apply with Common App
Early action deadline
Spring 2024 application will open on August 1, 2023.
Applicants are notified by email within 4-6 weeks of submitting a completed application.
Applicants denied admission can request to appeal the decision for reconsideration.
First-year students are automatically considered for Merit Scholarships during the admission process.
Incoming first-year, first-time students through Spring 2024 receive a free season ski pass at Purgatory Mountain.
First-year students are guaranteed campus housing in our beautiful town of Durango, CO.
You have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5 and want to join a community of motivated students.
Fort Lewis College1000 Rim DriveDurango, CO 81301
Ph: 877-352-2656 or 970-247-7184Fax: 970-247-7179Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Connect with your admission counselor over the phone, in email, or take a campus tour and meet them in person.