Applying from abroad
You won't find anywhere else in the US like Durango, Colorado. A charming mountain town with a bustling downtown flanked by 13,000-foot (4,000-meter) mountains, on the edge of a desert landscape that holds thousand-year-old ruins of indigenous cities tucked into canyon walls. Each year we host about 100 students from 15 nations through international programs. We think you'll find campus to be a welcoming home, your faculty to be caring and engaged, and Durango to be a safe and exciting place to be.
A complete international programs application includes:
Fall semesterApplication due June 1
Spring semesterApplication due October 1
Summer semesterApplication due February 1
International program admission decisions are determined on a rolling basis and applicants are notified by email within 4-6 weeks of receipt of their completed application.
Official transcripts from the institution that awarded your secondary/high school diploma must be sent directly from the issuing institution.
High school diplomas require a course-by-course evaluation for the U.S. equivalent grade point average (GPA) by a NACES member
Transcripts for academic work where the language of instruction was other than English must be accompanied by a certified translation and certified evaluation, both in English.
High school diplomas require a document-by-document evaluation for the U.S. equivalent grade point average (GPA) by a NACES member.
Official SAT or ACT scores are required only if graduating from a U.S. high school or are a NCAA athlete. If you are not graduating from a U.S. high school or playing an NCAA athletic sport for at FLC, these test scores are required only if you would like to be considered for the Freshman Merit Scholarship.
Scores may be sent directly from the testing agency. Fort Lewis College’s ACT code is 0510 and SAT code is 4310. FLC does not require the essay portion of either ACT or SAT.
International students from countries where the primary language is not English are required to submit official TOEFL. IELTS, Duolingo, or PTE test scores. TOEFL scores must come directly from the Educational Testing Service. Admission to Fort Lewis College requires a minimum TOEFL score of 61 (internet-based) or 500 (paper-based). IELTS scores must come directly from the testing agency and a minimum score of 5.5 is required for admission to Fort Lewis College. Duolingo scores must come directly from Duolingo and a minimum score of 85 is required for admission to Fort Lewis College. PTE scores must come directly from Pearson and a minimum score of 44 is required for admission to Fort Lewis College.
TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, and PTE Exempt Countries: Australia, Belize, Botswana, Canada (except Quebec), Commonwealth Caribbean, England, Ghana, Ireland, Kenya, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Wales and Zimbabwe.
In order to enroll at Fort Lewis College, all international students must submit the Declaration & Certification of Finances form, including bank statements as supporting documents. The form may be submitted via email to email@example.com. In order to enroll at Fort Lewis College, international students must also complete the I-20 student visa process.
A non-refundable US$40 application fee is required to process your application. When you apply online, you will be asked to submit to the Admission Office a credit or debit card, or you may submit without payment and send a check from a U.S. bank, or a bank money order in U.S. currency, payable to “Fort Lewis College.” Please be sure your full name and date of birth are included on the check.
For questions about international programs, or to check on the status of an application, please contact our Admission office.
International Admission Counselor
Schedule a meeting with Scott
Phone: +1-970-247-7184 | Fax: +1-970-247-7179
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301