Applying as a transfer student

Welcome! At Fort Lewis College, in the lively mountain town of Durango, Colorado, we offer a comfortable home for students seeking a blend of academics and adventure.

Because the journey in transferring is often unique to each student, our Admission team is available to support you in determining your best next step.

You're welcome to transfer from two-year or four-year campuses, whether you have earned a few credits since high school graduation or an Associate’s degree. You can be admitted as a transfer student for fall, spring, and summer semesters on a rolling basis. We notify applicants within 4-6 weeks of submission, and we complete transfer credit evaluations approximately 3 weeks after admission.

See How Your Credits Will Transfer

Use Transferology®, a third-party website, to see how your credits will transfer toward a degree at FLC.

To apply

A complete application includes:

  • Timely submission of our online or paper application
  • Official college transcripts from all institutions attended
  • $40 application fee

Our online application for admission takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete, or you may choose to submit a paper application by mail. Please remember to list all colleges you attended on your application for admission.

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Transferring from Pueblo Community College (PCC) is easier than ever. Read more on the PCC website.

College coursework

You're required to send official college transcripts from all institutions that you attended as a part of your application. To be considered for admission, you must have a cumulative college-level GPA of a 2.4 on a 4-point scale, from a regionally accredited institution. You're expected to have completed remedial coursework prior to enrollment at FLC and be ready for college-level math and English courses.

*College transcripts must be sent directly to Fort Lewis College from the institution attended. They may be mailed or sent through electronic transcripts services.

Additional requirements

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

  • Your official final high school transcripts. Transcripts may be sent by your school via mail, fax, or through Naviance (if available at your school). A homeschool transcript should include subjects and grades for each year. This requirement may also be met with a high school equivalency certificate or diploma score (such as the GED, HiSET, or TASC). A graduation date must be included on the transcript.
  • ACT or SAT test scores. Official test scores may be sent directly from the testing agency or from your high school. FLC does not require the essay portion of either ACT or SAT. Fort Lewis College’s testing codes are: 
    • ACT: 0510
    • SAT: 4310
  • Accuplacer scores. If you are 23 or older or have been out of high school for 5 years or more, Accuplacer scores may be submitted instead of ACT or SAT scores. Accuplacer is a college placement exam that determines skills in reading, writing, and math. The test is available at Fort Lewis College’s testing center and may also be offered at your local community college. Learn more about Accuplacer at FLC

Application fee

A non-refundable $40 application fee is required to process your application. When you apply online you will be asked to submit a credit or debit card, or you may submit without payment and send a check to the Admission Office payable to “Fort Lewis College.” Please ensure your full name and date of birth are included in the comment section on the check.

You may request a fee waiver if you have extreme financial need, or a low expected family contribution (EFC) as identified on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application by completing the fee waiver form.

Pre-enrollment Counseling

Whether you’ve earned a few college credits since high school or already obtained an Associate degree, your academic journey has been entirely unique. At FLC we’ll meet you where you are and make the process of transferring as smooth as possible. For information about credit transfer, the degree-earning process, tuition costs, and more, schedule a pre-enrollment counseling appointment with our Transfer Admission Counselor. Appointments are available by phone or in person.

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Application deadlines

  • Fall 2020 semester
    • August 1

Helpful information

Contact information

For questions, or to check on the status of an application, please contact our Transfer Admission Counselor:
Kayla Dixon

Admission Office
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301

Phone: 970-247-7184
Fax: 970-247-7179