Admitted Students | Graduate Studies | Fort Lewis College

Next steps for admitted students

1. Reply to our offer of admission and confirm enrollment
2. Activate your FLC account and start checking your FLC email
  • Your FLC account information is different than your admission portal log-in information.
  • Steps to activate:
    1. Find your FLC identification number in your admission portal.
    2. Use your FLC identification number to activate your FLC account.
  • You will use your FLC account info to:
    • Log in to your FLC email account, which is how we communicate with you now that you're admitted.
    • Acces WebOPUS, where all your student information like classes and student billing live.
    • Access theFort, where you can search for tasks.
3. Register for classes

Once you have confirmed your enrollment, you will receive a “permission to register” email that provides class CRN (Course Registration Number), Course Number, and Course Title.

*Registration begins May 1st. 

Follow the online registration instructions

4. Provide your immunization records

Under Colorado law and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment regulations, graduate students born since January 1, 1957, who attend one or more in-person classes are required to:

  • Be immunized against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)
  • Document the dates of two MMR vaccinations before the start of classes, but no later than:
    • September 15 (for students beginning in the Fall)
    • January 31 (for students starting in the Spring)
    • June 15 (for students starting in the Summer)

You will be charged a $25 late fee if you miss these deadlines. You will be blocked from registering for future terms until FLC receives your immunization records.

Contact your physician, public health department, Veterans Affairs, etc., and ask them to complete the Certificate of Immunization for College Students Form.

Submit the form via:


Student Health Center     
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301

FAX: 970-247-7621


Please direct any questions to the Student Health Center at 970-247-7355.

5. Complete supplemental paperwork
6. Apply for scholarships

All degree programs offer scholarship funding. Apply by April 1 for priority consideration. Scholarship applications will continue to be accepted until all funds are awarded.

Find out how to apply for scholarships.

7. Mark your calendar for Orientation (mid-August)

Graduate Student Orientation is required. You will get more information after you’re admitted to a program. This year's orientation is August 17, 2023.

8. Request transfer credit evaluation

Find out about your transfer credit options. 

9. Background check & fingerprints

This step is required for Principal Leadership, Special Education, and Teacher Licensure programs only.

To be eligible for student teaching placement, candidates must be fingerprinted by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) as a Field Experience Educator. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will process a criminal history check and route it to CDE. The CDE will make this information available to Fort Lewis College as your Educator Prep Program and the school district or charter school you will be placed for your field-based learning. 

View the fingerprinting & background check instructions.

Direct all questions about this process to the School of Education Administrative Assistant, EBH 249 or 970-247-7291.

If you are an employed teacher outside of Colorado, you must complete a background check and submit your fingerprints to the Colorado Department of Education.

10. Make sure you have access to the right technology

Principal Leadership graduate programs require specific computer technology. Graduate students can use a personal device that meets these requirements or fully access the campus computer labs.

Technology requirements for personal devices:

  • Microsoft Office Suite, Word & PowerPoint
    All students can download for free the Microsoft Office Suite and anti-viral software.
  • An internet connection with the most current browser release
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Web-conferencing & media recording capabilities
  • USB, iSight, or Firewire Webcam
  • Headphones with microphone
  • Optional: Canvas Mobile Apps for iOS or Android devices

IT staff will help you troubleshoot your device at the Connection Center.