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 2023:

  • May 3: Registration opens for New Student Trips! ☀️⛰️
  • May 12: 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.
  • August 30: New Student Orientation begins (August 28 for International Students & TCKs)
  • September 5: First day of Fall Semester classes!

Check the 2023–24 Academic Calendar and the New Student Orientation (NSO) website (soon to be updated!) 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 student 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 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 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 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.