Before You Apply
- Consult with your academic advisor or department chair to discuss the appropriateness of the program you are interested in attending.
- It is imperative that you read the application instructions, including the procedures outlined on this page and the instructions that are available for download.
- Download the application instructions.
- Online Application for Admission must started first. Other application materials will not be accepted until the online application is complete.
The application process consists of several steps, therefore, we highly advise that you begin the process early. All application materials are due no later than 4 PM on the deadline, however we encourage students to apply early, in advance of the deadline. Late and/or incomplete applications are not accepted. Additionally, please note that only 40 applications are accepted per program. We will stop accepting applications at 4 PM on the deadline or once we receive 40 applications for a given program, whichever happens first. The application requirements include:
-Online Application for Admission (MUST DO FIRST, submitted online)
-Reference Forms: 2 Academic & 1 Personal (submitted online by reference)
-Essay Form (submitted online)
-Contract Form (submit hard copy to our office with all signatures in ink)
-WebAdvisor screenshot of your transcript (email to our office).
-10 Passport-sized Photos (2” x 2”) (2 for domestic programs) (submit in person to our office. Please write your full legal name, program and semester in non-smearing ink on the back of each photo). If your photos come in a sheet, please separate the sheet into 10 individual photos. *Munich, Germany applicants: You will need to submit an official transcript in a sealed envelope, instead of a screenshot. If you do not live in Portland, you can mail your Contract Form, Passport Photos, and Transcript to our office.
Please note that for overseas program participation, you will need a passport valid for at least six months after the program end date. A passport is not required for application, however if you are admitted to the program we will request a scan of your passport 30 days from acceptance notification. Therefore, we recommend that you apply for your updated passport prior to or during application to overseas programs. Visit our Passport Resources page to get started.
Fall & Full Year Programs: October 28, 2013
Spring, Summer, & Domestic Programs, Germany Program: February 13, 2014
If you are applying to a program administered by a third-party provider or partner university, the application has a two-step process. If admitted to a program by Lewis & Clark, you will also submit an application for the program provider. Please save an electronic copy of your application materials. If you are applying to a Language Intensive program, we advise you to have a reference from a language professor.
Applying to More Than One Program
Please note that you can only apply to one program per semester. If you submit more than one application, the applications will not be processed. If you are not selected for your first choice program you will have the opportunity to transfer your application to a program that is still accepting applications in the same semester to which you are applying. You will need to redo some parts of the application and will receive instructions once you transfer your application.
If you are interested in applying to two programs in consecutive semesters, please contact the Overseas & Off-Campus Programs office for information. Admission to more than one program in consecutive semesters is not guaranteed.
In order to participate in the interview process, your file must be complete (including receipt of references). You will be contacted via Moodle or email to schedule your interview once the deadline has been met or 40 applications have been received. The interview will be conducted by the program leader and/or members of the office of Overseas & Off-Campus Programs.
Selection is determined by the program leader in close consultation with the Overseas & Off-Campus Programs Office. Notification of final decisions is sent through email prior to posting on the office bulletin board. Most programs accept an initial group of up to approximately 25 students.
Access the Application
You may access the application website by clicking on Application Start on the right-hand side menu of links.