Application Checklist

Apply Online

Complete the online Graduate Studies Application for Admission. Select your program preference on the drop-down menu for “Application Type.” When you submit the application, you will be required to pay the $50 application fee by electronic check or credit card. This fee is non-refundable. If you are experiencing difficulties with the submission of your graduate application, email gradstudies@fortlewis.edu or call 970-247-7097.

Official Transcripts

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended for undergraduate and graduate coursework are required for admission to FLC Graduate Studies. Electronic official transcripts are preferred. Please have electronic transcripts directly from the institution you attended (or National Transcript Clearinghouse) to the Fort Lewis College Graduate Studies. Unofficial transcripts or emailed transcripts from a third party are not considered official.
  • Fort Lewis College transcripts will be obtained for you. If you attended FLC in the past and had transfer work, please email a list of the institutions you attended to gradstudies@fortlewis.edu and we will inquire with the Undergraduate Admissions office if these official transcripts are on file. Admission documents are only required to be kept for one year. If your transfer transcripts are not available, it is your responsibility to request official transcripts to include with your application.
  • In addition to degree applicable coursework, official documents are required for all professional and personal development for which you received credit on a college transcript (this includes conference attendance or coursework for licensure credit). If any of the transcripts show work in progress, final transcripts must also be submitted.
  • Submit official transcripts to gradstudies@fortlewis.edu or

Fort Lewis College
Graduate Studies
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301

Essay

Submit a 1,200 to 1,500-word statement that describes 1) your interest in graduate education and how it contributes to your personal and professional goals and 2) how the Fort Lewis College graduate program to which you are applying will help you meet your goals. Email your finished statement to gradstudies@fortlewis.edu. Write APPLICATION ESSAY [YOUR NAME] in the subject line.

Résumé

Email a copy of your current résumé to gradstudies@fortlewis.edu. Write RÉSUMÉ [YOUR NAME] in the subject line.

Background check & fingerprints

Principal Leadership, Special Education, and Teacher Licensure only

  • The Teacher Education Department will complete a background check in Colorado as well as your current state of residency. Get started using these fingerprinting instructions and contact the Teacher Education Department's Administrative Assistant 970-247-7291 to request the materials.
  • If you are employed as a teacher outside of Colorado, you will need to complete a background check and submit your fingerprints to the Colorado Department of Education.

Content Tests

Special Education and Teacher Licensure only

Take the Praxis test in your content area (Special Education students take the Elementary Education #5001 exam) and have the official score report sent to Fort Lewis College Teacher Education.

Letters of Recommendation

Principal Leadership only

One letter should be from your potential mentor principal or a current school principal who would provide insights into your leadership skills and ability to succeed as a principal. The second letter should be from a peer or colleague addressing your leadership experience and professional skills that will make you succeed as a principal. Email letters to: gradstudies@fortlewis.edu. Write LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION [YOUR NAME] in the subject line.

Employment Confirmation

Special Education Alternative Certification only

You may download this statement of assurance form and complete the top section, obtain the signature of your employer, and email to gradstudies@fortlewis.edu. Write SOA [YOUR NAME] in the subject line.


Fall 2021 Application and Scholarship Dates

November 23, 2020
Online graduate application becomes available

February 1, 2021
Priority application deadline for Fall 2021

April 1, 2021
Second application review deadline for Fall 2021
Priority scholarship application deadline for Fall 2021

June 1, 2021
Third application review deadline for Fall 2021

August 1, 2021
Final application and scholarship deadline (as space and funds are available)

Questions?

Please contact us [insert email gradstudies@fortlewis.edu] as questions arise.