First Year Early Decision Checklist
Early Decision applications (with all additional materials listed below) are due November 1. Admissions decisions will be released by December 15.
Online Common Application
(including essay, Supplemental Question, and the Early Decision Agreement Form signed by you, your parent, and your counselor.)
- Secondary School Report form, completed by your school counselor.
Teacher Evaluation form, completed by a teacher who has taught you in an academic course (English, mathematics, science, foreign language, history, or social studies). Test-Optional Portfolio Path applicants must submit two academic teacher evaluations total.
- We will accept letters of recommendation from 10th-12th grade teachers.
- We prefer letters of recommendation from someone who has taught you in 11th or 12th grade.
Official high school transcript.
Early Decision candidates must submit a transcript including grades from 9th through 11th grade and a complete list of courses in which they are enrolled during their senior year.
Mid-Year Report and updated transcript
All first-year applicants must submit their first term senior grades for review by the admissions committee as soon as they are available.
SAT and/or ACT scores (optional)
Starting with applications for the spring of 2021 and fall of 2021, SAT and ACT scores will be considered if they are provided, however we will not require students to submit any standardized test scores. If a student chooses to send us scores, they can be uploaded through our Self-Reported Test Score Form, submitted directly from the testing agency, included on an official high school transcript, or sent directly to our office by a high school counselor (as a PDF or screenshot of the online or paper score report). Please review our test-optional policy.
Lewis & Clark’s SAT code: 4384
Lewis & Clark’s ACT code: 3464
FAFSA and CSS Profile
Early Action applicants who are applying for need-based financial aid should submit both the FAFSA and CSS Profile by the November 1 priority deadline to receive full consideration for all available sources of need-based aid.
Note: Personal interviews are an optional part of the application process. If you’re wondering whether you should schedule an interview, read the top ten questions about Lewis & Clark College interviews.