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: January 15 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time
  • Early Action Students: May 1 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time
  • Regular Decision Students: May 1 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time
  • Transfer Students: June 1 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time

How to accept the offer of admission:

  1. You must log in to your Pioneer 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 2021:

May 3: You’ll begin receiving information about completing summer checklist tasks and registering for classes from the New Student Orientation office.

June 10: Registration opens for New Student Trips! ☀️⛰️

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 12: Deadline for settling your fall semester student account.

August 25: New Student Orientation begins (August 23 for International Students & TCKs)

August 30: First day of Fall Semester classes!


Check the 2021–22 Academic Calendar and the New Student Orientation (NSO) website 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 late January, the on-campus Housing Contract will become available in your Pioneer Portal after viewing all available decision letters. The deadline for submitting your Housing Contract is May 1 for first year students and June 1 for transfer students. Priority for housing placement is done on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Over the summer, new students will submit more detailed on-campus housing preference information as part of their New Student Orientation summer tasks.

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 filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and all supporting documents by the application deadline have been considered for need-based aid. Learn more about financing your education at Lewis & Clark with our online Financial Aid 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 International Students and Scholars.
  • If your family’s finances have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, please reach out to the Financial Aid Office to discuss whether your change in circumstances can be taken into consideration.