Step 1. Know your degree requirements

Each candidate for a first bachelor’s degree must complete a minimum of 120 credits (additional credits are required in selected majors). Among the minimum 120 credits required for the degree, a minimum of 36 credits must be upper-division (300- and 400-level) courses.

All curricular requirements for the Liberal Arts Core and major must be met. Many students choose to use free electives to complete the requirements for a minor or teacher licensure.

Students must achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 and a minimum grade point average of 2.00 for those courses accepted to meet the requirements for the major and minor course of study.

Students who have earned a first bachelor’s degree at a regionally accredited institution (including Fort Lewis College) may pursue a second bachelor’s degree. Each candidate for a second bachelor’s degree must complete a minimum of 30 credits.

All curricular requirements for the Liberal Arts Core must be met unless the candidate has an earned Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. All curricular requirements for a major field of study must be met. Students who have previously completed a minor while attending any institution (including Fort Lewis College) may select that field of study for a major. Students may pursue a double major or dual degree, subject to the conditions outlined earlier in this section.

Students must achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 for those courses accepted to meet the requirements for the major and minor course of study.

No honors will be awarded for a second bachelor’s degree.

Step 2. Review your degree audit Needs to be updated

U.achieve applies if you are following programs beginning with the 2013-2014 catalog and going forward. If you are using an earlier catalog use the WebCAPP program.

  1. Login into WebOPUS
  2. Select Student Services, Student Records, U.achieve
  3. Select your most recent and accurate degree program
  4. Select Run Program

u.achieve evaluates your earned credits and matches them to your degree requirements. This is meant to be used as an unofficial guide for degree planning. The unofficial transcript should always be viewed in conjunction with the u.achieve evaluation.  THE CATALOG IS THE OFFICIAL SOURCE FOR ALL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS.

Students and advisors are encouraged to read the "u.achieve Important Notes" section below carefully - it contains important information concerning audit results, as well as information concerning college policies that may not be enforced by the software tool.

User guides for students and advisors;

u.achieve Important Notes

Quick Guides:
    Creating an audit - for students
    Creating an audit - for advisors
    Interpreting an audit
    Creating a personal academic plan
    Tips for viewing and printing audits and plans

Detailed User Guides:
    u.achieve Degree Audit
    u.achieve Academic Plans

Video Tutorials:

How to create a uachieve audit
How to interpret audit results
How to create an academic plan
 

Step 3. Submit Substitutions to gradcheck@fortlewis.edu

A request for an Exception to Graduation Requirements may be initiated by you, your advisor, or a departmental faculty when necessary. If approved, the chair (or appropriate program director) and dean must notify the Registrar’s Office (email gradcheck@fortlewis.edu). You and your advisor will be notified via email when the request is processed by the Registrar’s Office.

  1. Request for a course to be used in a substitution for a required course must be made through the Exception to Graduation Requirements process. Approved exception must be emailed to gradcheck@fortlewis.edu.

  2. If the course to be substituted was transferred in from another college and the student wants a different FLC equivalency, the student must complete one of the following Transfer Inquiry forms: Transfer Evaluation Inquiry Form-General, or Transfer Evaluation Inquiry Form-LAC. Send forms and inquiry’s to TransferEvaluations@fortlewis.edu:

Step 4. Request a waiver for a course requirement

A request for an Exception to Graduation Requirements may be initiated by the student, the student’s advisor, or a departmental faculty member for substitutions and waivers when necessary. If approved, the chair (or appropriate program director) and dean must notify the Registrar’s Office (email gradcheck@fortlewis.edu). The student and advisors will be notified via email when the request is processed by the Registrar’s Office.

  1. You, your advisor or a departmental faculty member can request an Exception to graduation.

  2. The request must be sent to gradcheck@fortlewis.edu.

  3. You, and your advisor will receive an email when the request has been processed.

Step 5. Submit Exceptions to Graduation Requirements to gradcheck@fortlewis.edu

  1. Initiate the request to the chair (or appropriate program director).
  2. If approved, the chair (or appropriate program director) will forward the approved exception to the appropriate Associate Dean for approval.
  3. Once the exception is fully approved within the departments the approved exception should be sent to gradcheck@fortlewis.edu.