Application Checklist & Deadlines | Graduate Studies | Fort Lewis College

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, but you may qualify for reimbursement from

If you are experiencing difficulties with the submission of your graduate application, email 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 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 or

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


Submit a 1,200 to 1,500-word statement in a Word document or PDF 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 Write APPLICATION ESSAY [YOUR NAME] in the subject line.


Email a copy of your current résumé in a Word document or PDF to Write RÉSUMÉ [YOUR NAME] in the subject line.

Content Tests

Special Education and Teacher Licensure only

Take the Praxis test in your content area (Special Education students take the Praxis 5901 series) and have the official score report sent to Fort Lewis College Teacher Education. The cost of the test is non-refundable, but you may qualify for reimbursement from

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: 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 Write SOA [YOUR NAME] in the subject line.

Fall 2022 Application and Scholarship Dates

November 19, 2021
Graduate online application activated for Fall 2022 applicants.

February 1, 2022
Priority application deadline for Fall 2022 applicants.

April 1, 2022
Second application review deadline and priority scholarship application deadline.

June 1, 2022
Third application review deadline and continued scholarship application review.

August 1, 2022
Final application and scholarship deadline (as space and funds are available)

August 18, 2022 
Mandatory online orientation program for new graduate students. Additional details will be emailed to you over the summer.


Please contact us as questions arise.