Steps for Admitted Students | Fort Lewis College | Durango

Step 1: Confirm your enrollment

Your letter and email of admission will request confirmation of your intent to enroll. Within two weeks of receipt of your admission letter, submit a non-refundable $150 Graduate Confirmation Fee, following these steps:

  1. Locate your FLC identification number on your acceptance letter
  2. Using your FLC identification number, activate your FLC Network account
  3. Be sure to enter your name as provided on your Graduate Studies application (including middle name or initial)
  4. Using your FLC username and password, log-in to theFort
  5. In theFort, select the External Quicklinks box, and then select WebOpus.
  6. Paying your Confirmation Fee:
    • Go to
    • This will take you to the Billing Suite
    • Login in using your FLC username and password
    • Click on “Deposits” at the top of the page
    • Select the term your courses begin from the “Select a term” drop down
    • Click “Select”
    • Select the appropriate deposit from the “Select a deposit” dropdown or enter $150
    • Click “Select”
    • Click “Continue” to proceed to payment.

Step 2: Begin regularly checking your FLC email

Email is the official means of communication between the Department of Teacher Education and its students.  Please begin regularly checking your FLC email.

  • Using your FLC username and password, log-in to theFort
  • In the External Quicklinks box on the left-hand side, click on “Webmail”

Step 3: Register for classes

Once you have confirmed your enrollment, you will receive an email informing you that you have received permission to register. The email will state the CRN (Course Registration Number),  Course Number, and Course Title. Registration for new students typically occurs at a later date than current students.

To register for courses, please follow the online registration instructions. Course sequences are posted on the Graduate Studies website under “Areas of Study” and then “Course Sequence” for future registration periods.

Step 4:  Provide your immunization records

Under Colorado law and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment regulations, graduate students born since January 1, 1957, and attending one or more classes on a campus, are required to be immunized against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) and to document the dates of two MMR vaccinations prior to the start of classes, but no later than:

  • September 15 (for students beginning in the Fall)
  • January 31 (for students beginning in the Spring)
  • June 15 (for students beginning in the Summer)

If you do not submit documentation of your vaccinations by these deadlines, you will be charged a $25 late fee.  You will also be blocked from registration for future terms until your documentation has been received.

Contact the office that keeps records of your childhood immunizations (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, 970-247-7355.   For more information, go to the Student Health Center website or the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Step 5:  Complete supplemental paperwork

Download, complete, and return the following forms as appropriate. Instructions are on the forms.

Step 6: Apply for scholarships

Apply by April 1

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

Step 7: Mark your calendar

Graduate Student Orientation

Graduate Student Orientation is required for all degree and non-degree seeking students. Orientation will be held on August 19, 2021. Additional details will be provided after admission to the program.

Step 8: Request transfer credit evaluation

Are you interested in obtaining transfer credit for equivalent graduate coursework? Please visit “Transfer Credit” for additional information.

Step 9: Background check & fingerprints

Principal Leadership, Special Education, and Teacher Licensure only

To be eligible for any student teaching placement, candidates are required to be fingerprinted for the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) as a Field Experience Educator. A criminal history check will be obtained by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and then routed to CDE. The CDE will make this information available to Fort Lewis College as your Educator Prep Program as well as the school district and/or charter school where you will be placed for your field-bases learning. View the fingerprinting & background check instructions.

All questions about this process should be directed to the School of Education Administrative Assistant, EBH 249 or 970-247-7291.

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.