How to Enroll at L&C

So, you’ve decided to attend Lewis & Clark College. Congratulations! 🎉

Now what?

Deadline to Accept Your Offer of Admission

  • Early Decision Students Not Applying for Need-Based Aid: February 15 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time
  • Early Decision Students Applying for Need-Based Aid: One week after receiving your financial aid offer
  • Early Action Students: June 1 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time
  • Regular Decision Students: June 1 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time
  • Transfer Students: June 1 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time

How to Accept Your Offer of Admission

  1. You must log in to your L&C Portal using your email address and password. (Contact us if you have trouble logging in!)
  2. In your portal, submit your Admitted Student Reply Form indicating your plans to enroll and submit the requested enrollment deposit online, by phone, or by mail.

I’m ready to enroll!

Important Dates for Students Entering Fall 2024

  • Early May: Registration opens for New Student Trips! ☀️⛰️
  • Mid-May: You’ll begin receiving information about completing summer checklist tasks and registering for classes from the New Student Orientation office.
  • July 1: Deadline for sending your final high school transcript to the Office of Admissions.
  • July 1: Deadline for transfer students (and first year students with college credit) to send updated college transcripts.
  • July: Process student and parent loans and begin monthly payment plan (if applicable).
  • Mid-July: You (and any guardians granted shared access) will receive an e-bill for the fall semester.
  • Late July: Course Registration takes place in WebAdvisor.
  • August (TBD): Deadline for settling your fall semester student account.
  • Late August (TBD): New Student Orientation begins (earlier for International Students & TCKs)
  • September 3: First day of Fall Semester classes!

Check the Academic Calendar and the New Student Orientation (NSO) website (will be updated as we get closer!) before planning transportation to and from the campus during the year.

Other Important Things to Know


  • Your admission to Lewis & Clark is contingent upon satisfactory completion of all coursework for the current academic year at your current level of performance.
  • To have college coursework taken while in high school evaluated for possible transfer credit, please submit an official college transcript. See the online catalog for transfer credit policies.
  • To receive credit for Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) examination results, please send an official score report directly to the Office of the Registrar (MSC 108). See the online catalog for specific department policies.

On-Campus Housing

  • Starting in April, incoming students will have access to the Campus Living Portal where they will create a profile, meet prospective roommates, and indicate their preferred residence hall.

Financing Your Education

  • All admitted students have been considered for merit-based scholarships. If you are offered a merit-based scholarship, it will be included in your admit materials. Merit-based scholarship offers are final.
  • Looking for costs associated with attending Lewis & Clark?
  • Students who file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and all supporting documents will be considered for need-based aid. Learn more about financing your education at Lewis & Clark with our online Understanding Your Award Guide.
  • Students who have filed the International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA) have been considered for need-based aid. Questions about international financial aid should be directed to our Director of Global Recruitment.
  • If you feel like the FAFSA did not adequately reflect your family’s financial situation, please reach out to the Financial Aid Office to discuss whether a change in circumstances can be taken into consideration.