Students applying to Fort Lewis College for 2021-22 will have the ability to do so through Common App, a powerful online college application platform that serves more than three million applicants, teachers, counselors, and advisors across all 50 United States and around the world each year.
Common App is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to access, equity, and integrity in the college admission process. By becoming a Common App member, FLC will streamline the application process for students interested in applying to multiple institutions, and gain exposure to students who may not have otherwise considered FLC.
“Typically, Colorado students look at applying to more than one institution in the state and now they can apply to FLC and a dozen other institutions in one easy application,” says Jess Savage, director of Admission. “As one of the most affordable colleges in the state, it’s important for us to provide access to this application option for students who see themselves as future Skyhawks.”
Common App helps reduce common barriers to the college application process. Each year, more than one million applicants use the Common App and about one-third of those applicants are the first in their family to pursue a college degree.
Many public institutions are joining Common App and it’s becoming a more flexible option for students applying to college. Nonetheless, FLC’s application for admission at fortlewis.edu/apply is not going away—prospective students will now have two options for submitting their application, which are equal in access and affordability (fees are the same and financial hardship waivers are available for each application).
“By joining the Common App, we’re giving students one more way to apply to FLC,” says Savage. "Our new partnership with the Common App will introduce us to more students and help us educate them about the value, attainability, and affordability of an FLC degree."
"The diversity of our membership helps us forge a direct and unambiguous path to a viable future for all students,” said Jenny Rickard, President & CEO of Common App. “Through membership with Common App, Fort Lewis College has demonstrated a shared commitment to pursuing access, equity, and integrity in the college admission process. Thanks to our members, all students have the opportunity to easily apply to the college or university that will help them achieve their best future.”
In addition to accessing the online application system, by joining Common App, FLC is helping to make additional tools and services available to students and those who support students through Common App, including financial aid and scholarship information, virtual mentors, online portfolios, and a vast library of counselor resources available in English and Spanish. Common App also offers 24/7/365 technical support to all applicants and recommenders using the system.
Students can create a Common App account at apply.commonapp.org/createaccount.
About Common App
Common App is a not-for-profit member organization committed to the pursuit of access, equity, and integrity in the college admission process. Each year, more than one million students, one-third of whom are first-generation, apply to college through the Common App’s online application. Founded in 1975, Common App serves nearly 900 member colleges and universities worldwide.
To learn more, visit commonapp.org, and follow @CommonApp and #CommonApp on social