Start your college career at Fort Lewis College

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.

Admission requirements

Admission process

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

1. Fill out your application & pay the application fee
2. Provide your transcripts
3. Include your personal statement or college essay (optional)
4. Provide your test scores (optional)

Apply to Fort Lewis College

Admission decisions

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.

Free ski pass

Incoming first-year, first-time students through Spring 2024 receive a free season ski pass at Purgatory Mountain.

Application deadlines

  • Fall semester
  • Spring semester
Fall semester

Fall 2024 application is open!



Early action deadline



Priority deadline



Regular deadline

Spring semester

Spring 2024 application is open!



Priority deadline



Regular deadline


First-year students are automatically considered for Merit Scholarships during the admission process.

Guaranteed housing

First-year students are guaranteed campus housing in our beautiful Durango, CO.

Reed Honors

You have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5 and want to join a community of motivated students.

Contact us

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Admission Office

Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301

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

Talk with admission counselor

Connect with your admission counselor over the phone, in email, or take a campus tour and meet them in person.

Schedule an appointment