Applying to L&C

You belong here.

You’ve spent your time and energy learning about us … now it’s our turn to do the same for you! We’re eager to know how you will contribute to our great student community.

Apply to Lewis & Clark using the Common Application. 

Apply now!

It’s free to apply, and we don’t require standardized test scores!

We’d love to learn more about you. Schedule a virtual meeting with us!


Application Deadlines

Early Decision (Binding)

Early Action

Regular Decision

Transfer Students

Deadline: November 1 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time Deadline: November 1 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time Deadline: January 15 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time Deadline: Rolling
(recommended all credentials submitted by April 1)

First-Year Admission for Fall 2021

  • 5,518 applied
  • 677 enrolled
  • 3.96–4.21 GPA range for middle 50% of admitted students

Approximately 50 transfer students enroll each year.

Application Status

Your Pioneer Portal gives you access to the most up-to-date information about your application credentials. For your first log in to your Pioneer Portal, use the temporary PIN provided in the email sent upon receipt of your application. You will then be prompted to create a new password.

Pioneer Portal 

Please allow two weeks between the date that the credential was mailed and the date you can expect it to appear in your online file. This is especially true just after our November 1 and January 15 deadlines when our volume of mail is at its highest. We appreciate your patience!