Transferring to Fort Lewis College

Finish your bachelor’s at FLC. You’ll find attentive professors, small classes, a culture that prizes experiential learning, and opportunities to work on research projects that are typically only available to graduate students. If you've already earned a bachelor's degree from another institution, you are considered a transfer student.

Admission process for transfer students

It takes 15-20 minutes to complete your admission application and continue your bachelor's degree journey.

1. Fill out your application & pay the application fee

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.

Application fee waiver

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.

2. Provide your official transcripts

You must have a cumulative college-level GPA of 2.4 on a 4-point scale from a regionally accredited institution. You're expected to complete remedial coursework before enrollment at FLC and be ready for college-level math and English courses.

Send official transcripts from all colleges and universities you've attended as a part of your application. Institutions must send official college/university transcripts by mail or electronic submission to or Fort Lewis College Admissions, 1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO 81301.

If you have completed fewer than 24 college-level semester credits before applying, you'll also need to include one of the following:

  • Your official final high school transcripts via mail, fax, or Naviance
  • A homeschool transcript that includes subjects and grades for each year
  • A high school equivalency certificate or diploma score (GED, HiSET, or TASC) including the graduation date
3. Include your personal statement or essay (optional)

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. Please tell us more about your educational journey and your academic goals. 

  • Why would you like to attend Fort Lewis College?
  • What would you like to study here, and why does that subject or program interest you?
  • Why did you leave your previous institution(s)? 

If applicable, we encourage you to use this space to discuss any hardships or challenges you have faced during your educational journey. 

4. Provide test scores (optional)

College placement exams

If you are 23 or older or have been out of high school for five years, you may be required to submit Accuplacer scores to determine your math and comp placement. The test is available at Fort Lewis College's testing center and often offered at your local community college.

Learn more about Accuplacer at FLC

ACT or SAT scores

ACT or SAT scores are optional. Fort Lewis College's testing codes are:

  • ACT: 0510
  • SAT: 4310

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Application deadlines

  • Summer semester*
  • Fall semester
  • Spring semester
Summer semester*

*Summer semester is open to transfer students only per International Programs Office.



Regular deadline

Fall semester



Regular deadline



Late consideration deadline

Spring semester

Spring 2024 application will open on August 1, 2023.

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.

Transfer student tools

Credit transfers to FLC

Use Transferology to see how credits from your institution have previously transferred to FLC.

Explore course equivalencies

Degree requirements

Check the FLC Catalog for your major's degree requirements and cross-track your progress toward your degree goal.

View degree requirements

Pre-transfer counseling

Meet with an admission counselor for help with credit transfers, the degree-earning process, and tuition costs.

Schedule an appointment

Transferring from a community college to FLC

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Admission Office

Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301

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

Kayla Dixon
Senior Transfer Admission Counselor

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