Concurrent Students

Fort Lewis College Campus

New Concurrent Students

Please use the steps below to apply as a New Concurrent Student.

Step 1 - Meet with your high school guidance counselor

Meet with your high school guidance counselor
Are you eligible?

You must show that you meet the criteria established by your high school and receive approval from your high school guidance counselor prior to applying for admission at Fort Lewis College.

Contact information for high schools:

Animas High School
970-247-2474 x2335

Animas High School
970-247-2472 x2307

Bayfield High School
970-884-9521  x5

Durango Big Picture High School
970-259-0203 x2702

Dolores High School

Durango High School
970-259-1630 x2266

Mancos High School

Montezuma-Cortez High School
970-565-3722 x2201

Telluride High School

If you do not see your high school listed please contact your school’s guidance office.

Step 2 – Apply for admission

Application Instructions

  • Download and fill out the Concurrent Enrollment application.
  • Concurrent students DO NOT need to pay the $40 application fee.
  • Have your parent sign your application in ALL the required places.
  • Submit your application to your Guidance Counselor. They will help you gather signatures from your high school Principal and Superintendent.
  • Your guidance counselor will also know your state assigned student identification number (SASID#) which is mandatory to fill out on the application. Home-school and private school students may leave it blank.
  • Have your guidance counselor attach your official transcript and your official ACT/SAT scores to your application and email to 
    • Concurrent students who do not have an ACT or SAT score may submit Accuplacer or Compass test scores instead.  A student should take all sections of the test and be College Level in Math and Reading/Writing on the Accuplacer to qualify for admission.

To schedule an Accuplacer at Fort Lewis College contact the Testing Center at:

Fort Lewis College
Testing Center Noble Hall, Room 287 - Campus Map
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301
Phone: (970) 382-6938

Guidance Counselors should submit all admission materials via email to OR mail to:

Office of Admission
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301

Step 3 – Confirm your enrollment

Confirm your enrollment

Email after you are admitted to Fort Lewis College to
let us know that you are still planning on attending.

Step 4 – Set up your computer accounts

Set up your computer accounts

Your computer will be an important part of your Fort Lewis College experience, so make sure you set up your accounts as soon as possible. It will only take a minute!

You must complete this step before your advising appointment!

Find your Username
  • Go to theFort, FLC's student web portal
  • Under “Student Accounts,” choose “Retrieve your Username”
  • Click on the “Activate Your Account” button
  • Enter your first name, last name, birth date, and student ID number or social security number
  • Access your unique username
  • Set your password
Access your accounts
  • Go to theFort
  • Click on the “Login” button
  • Enter your username and password
  • You’re in!
Use theFort Student Portal
  • Click on WebMail to use your Fort Lewis College email address (which is Email is the official communication of Fort Lewis College, so be sure to check it regularly!
  • Click on SkyCard to see your SkyCash balances or to add more money to your account.
  • Click on anything! theFort is a great resource to new and continuing students. Take some time to explore it.

Step 5 – Make an advising appointment

Make an advising appointment

Call Advising: (970) 382-6985

To sign up for classes you'll need to talk to with an Academic Success Coach. Call the Office of Student Success at (970) 382-6985 to schedule your advising appointment.

When you are scheduling your advising appointment, indicate that you are a 'Concurrent Enrollment' student, so we can match you to the best advisor for your needs.  

  • Appointments for the Fall can be scheduled starting at the end of March.  
  • Appointments for Spring can be scheduled starting at the end of October.

You can have your advising appointment over the phone or in person, whichever you prefer.  Parents are invited.  If you schedule a phone appointment, you’ll need to be sitting at a computer (with internet access) during this one-hour appointment.

Step 6 – Financial Commitment

Financial Commitment

We are happy to provide our Concurrent Students with a reduced tuition rate, matching the Colorado Community College tuition rate, and saving you and your high school money!  Most school districts will pay the tuition for Concurrent Students, but be sure to check with your high school to make sure.

Fort Lewis College Tuition Per Credit $130.50*

*This figure reflects the 2015-2016 per credit cost. 2016-2017 per credit cost will be published as soon as the Colorado Community Colleges make it available.

As a student at Fort Lewis College you and your family will be responsible for paying student fees, buying your own text books, and providing your own transportation.z

Once you register for classes, you incur a financial commitment to Fort Lewis College.

If you decide not to attend Fort Lewis College, you must take action to cancel your schedule before the first day of classes to avoid being responsible for a portion of your tuition and fees. To cancel your schedule, fill out and submit the Cancel Your Enrollment Form and withdraw, via WebOpus, from your courses before the first day of class.

Concurrent Estimated Cost 2016-2017

Enrolled Credits 3 credits 4 credits
Fees ($58.15 per credit) $174.45 $232.60
Books $300 or less $300 or less
Parking $60 $60
Total $534.45 $592.60

*Most courses at Fort Lewis College are three to four credits total.

Step 7 – Attend new student orientation

Attend New Student Orientation

All new students are automatically registered for New Student Orientation, which takes place just before the start of the Fall and Spring terms.

  • Fall: The Thursday through Saturday, just before school starts.
  • Spring: The Friday through Saturday, just before school starts.

There is a special Concurrent Orientation session on Saturday morning for both Fall and Spring terms.  See the Orientation website for more information.
This a great time to learn the ins and outs of your new college experience.  Parents are welcome to attend.

Complete Additional Forms
You may need to file additional forms, based on your individual situation. File them as soon as possible so you don't have a hold placed on your account!

If you... File this form
Are a new FLC student Immunization Record Form
Are a student with a disability Disability Services Form
Are seeking in-state residency, but your residency has not yet been established Residency Form
Are a male aged 18-26 Selective Service Form
Are seeking the Native American Tuition Waiver Certificate of Indian Blood