Applying to FLC as a transfer student

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Steps for applying to FLC

  • Submit your admission application & pay the $40 application fee
  • Order your official transcripts from each institution you've attended
  • Once we have all of your materials, you can expect an admission decision in about 4-6 weeks.

You can check in on the status of your application including if we have received your transcripts by logging back in to your admission portal.

Plan for the online admission application to take about 15-20 minutes to complete. You can also mail your completed paper application.

Admission requirements for transfer students

  • College level coursework
  • Additional requirements
  • Application fee
  • Deadlines
College level coursework

As part of your application, you're required to send official transcripts from all colleges and universities you've attended as a part of your application.

For admission, 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.

*Institutions must send official college/university transcripts directly to Fort Lewis College. They may be mailed or electronically transmitted.

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. Your school can send transcripts via mail, fax, or 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). The graduation date must be included on the transcript.
  • ACT or SAT scores are optional. Official test scores may be sent directly from the testing agency or your high school. 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 five years, you may be required to submit Accuplacer scores to determine your math and comp placement. Accuplacer is a college placement exam that determines reading, writing, and math skills. 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 can pay online with a credit or debit card or choose to send a check to the Admission Office payable to "Fort Lewis College." Ensure your full name and date of birth are included in the comment section on the check.

You can 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. You will select "yes" on the admission application when asked if you would like to request a fee waiver due to financial hardship.


Spring 2023
Regular Deadline: December 10, 2022

Summer 2023
Regular Deadline: April 10, 2023

Fall 2023
Early Action Deadline: November 15, 2022
Priority Deadline: January 1, 2023 
Regular Deadline: May 1, 2023

Admission Decisions
Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis and applicants are notified by mail within 4-6 weeks of submitting a complete application.

Pre-enrollment counseling

Our Fort Lewis College staff will meet you where you are and help make the transfer process as smooth as possible. We recognize that whether you've earned a few college credits since high school or already obtained an Associate degree, your academic journey has been unique.

Schedule a pre-enrollment counseling appointment with our Transfer Admission Counselor for information about credit transfer, the degree-earning process, tuition costs, and more. Appointments are available by phone or in person.

Schedule appointment

Admission decision appeal

Applicants denied admission to Fort Lewis College could request to appeal the decision for reconsideration. Admission appeals and supporting documents must be received by the appeal deadline.

Contact information

For questions or to check on the status of an application, please contact our Admission office.

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

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