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Transfer Students

Transferring to Lewis & Clark College

A liberal arts college with a public conscience and global reach, Lewis & Clark is the ideal place to explore the world and find your place in it. We welcome transfer students for the maturity and diversity they bring to the college—so much so that we purposefully reserve places in the incoming class for you. In fact, we welcome 50 to 60 transfers to our student body each year, with students coming from both two-year and other four-year colleges.

  • Preparing to Transfer
    (Admissions Requirements, Majors, Fall vs. Spring Entry)
  • Application Information
    (Deadlines, Checklist, Admissions Process, Decisions)

    Notice for prospective transfer students considering applying to Lewis & Clark for Fall 2020:

    We recognize the challenges and disruptions that COVID-19 is causing. Please be assured that Lewis & Clark will continue to accept new applications and supporting documents after the April 1 preferred deadline. Given the uncertainty many of you are facing, we are making every effort to be flexible with our admission processes. Please contact us at if you have any questions.
  • Financial Aid
    (Forms, Merit-Based Scholarships)
  • Transferring Credit
    (Evaluation Guidelines, Class Standing, Graduation and Major Requirements)
  • Life at Lewis & Clark
    (On-Campus Housing, Overseas Study Programs, Transitioning to L&C)

If you have further questions about the college or the transfer process, please contact our transfer counselor, Karin Dobbins Sherer, at


If you have not yet graduated from high school, please read over our guidelines regarding high school students earning college credits prior to graduation.