Transfer Credit Evaluation Appeal

You have the right to appeal Fort Lewis College's decisions regarding the transfer of credits taken at another accredited college or university. Specifically, you may appeal:

  • A decision regarding the transferability of a course(s)
  • A decision regarding the way in which a course(s) transferred

First-Level Appeal: Appeal the Initial Transfer Evaluation

You have 15 days from the initial evaluation to initiate an appeal using one of the forms below. If you fail to submit your appeal with 15 days, the original evaluation will stand. 

  1. To appeal Liberal Arts Core transfer credit evaluations, use the Transfer Evaluation Appeal - Liberal Arts Core online form. For all other credits use the Transfer Evaluation Appeal - General online form. 
  2. The Registrar’s Office will review your written appeal with the appropriate department chair. The chair will then have 30 calendar days to make a decision.
    • The Registrar’s Office will inform you of the department chair's decision and their rationale via your FLC email account.
    • The Registrar's Office will also inform you, in writing, of the process for appealing the department chair's decision, should you feel that such a step is necessary. If the Registrar’s Office fails to inform you of the available appeal options, the departmental decision shall be null and void and your request will be granted without further review.

Second-Level Appeal: Appeal the Departmental Decision

You have the right to appeal the departmental decision to the Vice President for Academic Affairs within 15 calendar days of day the email notification regarding the chair's decision was sent to you. If you fail to appeal within 15 days, the department chair's decision will stand. 

  1. To appeal, reply to the Registrar's notification email stating that you would like to appeal the department chair's decision (be sure to provide your rationale). 
  2. Upon receipt of your appeal, the VP for Academic Affairs has 15 days to come to a decision. 
    • The Registrar's Office will notify you of the VP for Academic Affairs' decision and their rationale via your FLC email account. 

Third-Level Appeal: Appeal the VP for Academic Affairs' Decision

You have the right to appeal the VP for Academic Affairs' decision to the Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees within 5 calendar days of the day that the email notification regarding the VP for Academic Affairs' decision was sent. If you fail to appeal within 5 days, the VP for Academic Affairs' decision will stand. 

  1. To appeal, reply to the Registrar's notification email stating that you would like to appeal the VP for Academic Affairs' decision (be sure to provide your rationale). 
  2. Upon receipt of your appeal, the FLC Board of Trustees has 5 days to come to a decision. 
    • The Registrar's Office will notify you of the Board of Trustees' decision and their rationale via your FLC email account. 

Final Appeal: Department of Higher Education Procedure for the Resolution of Student Transfer Disputes

If you have been unable to come to a satisfactory resolution after exhausting all levels of appeal at Fort Lewis College, you have the right to submit a complaint with the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE). See CDHE's  Student Complaint Policy for more information regarding this process and your rights. To file a complaint, go to CDHE's Filing a Student Complaint page.