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  • July 14
    You are welcomed to apply while in your final year of college. You will need to submit an official copy of your transcript showing your progress. If admitted to the graduate school and you intend to enroll, you will be required to submit another official copy of your transcript which shows your complete academic record, the degree earned and the date it was conferred. The transcript must be received by the graduate school prior to the start of the first semester. If that isn’t possible, you will need to submit written confirmation from your college that you have met graduation requirements and will be providing a degree posted transcript as required.
  • October 3

    Applicants currently completing an undergraduate degree are welcome to apply to Lewis & Clark. In order to complete your application, you must request an official copy of your undergraduate transcript be sent to the graduate admissions office.

    If admitted to the graduate school you will be asked to provide confirmation of graduation prior to starting your program of study.

  • October 17
    There are testing centers outside of the US that offer the GRE test. Check the GRE test website for current testing centers. If you are unable to take a required test, please contact the admissions office to determine whether or not an incomplete application can be submitted.
  • June 29
    You must submit an official copy of your score report. This can be done in one of the following ways: 1) Select Lewis & Clark as a recipient of your score report. The scores will be directly sent to Lewis & Clark. 2.) Forward the official score report email from the testing agency to the graduate admissions office (gseadmit@lclark.edu).
  • July 14
    For an estimated total cost of your program, go to the Tution and Financial Aid web page.
  • April 22
    You are welcomed to contact the graduate admissions office to arrange for a campus visit. Also, check if your program is hosting an online info session or offers an on-demand info session.
  • April 22
    Many of our programs host on-campus Info sessions throughout the year. These programs present a thorough perspective of the program and faculty are present to answer your questions.If you cannot attend an info session, go to your intended program’s home page to view Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or find the program’s contact information to request more information. We also attend graduate school fairs and events in other parts of the country. Go to our Info Sessions page for current schedules. Some Info Session are offered virtually or on-demand.
  • April 22
    The online application does not allow for you to upload a copy of your transcript. The colleges will send your transcripts directly to the graduate school. Be sure you give them the correct address or email address. We will accept digital transcripts directly from your college or university. (We have three admissions offices at Lewis & Clark.) Please have transcripts emailed to gseadmit@lclark.edu, or mailed to Graduate Admissions Office, Lewis & Clark College, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Road, Portland, OR 97219
  • April 22
    Yes. All transcripts from all colleges where you received credit are required for admission. This includes community college, study abroad programs, and/or professional development credit. This also includes credit earned from a college while in high school. This does not include AP, IB or CLEP college equivalencies.

    This requirement may not apply to applicants for the Educational Administration programs, Teacher Education Inservice programs, or certificate programs. Be sure to check your program’s application requirements.
  • June 29
    Yes, you may submit an unofficial report with your application. An official report must be submitted as soon as it becomes available. Applicants who do not submit an official report may be considered for conditional admission into the program.
  • June 29
    Contact the testing company to see if you can reorder a copy of your score report. If your scores are no longer available, you will need to retake the required test.
  • October 30
    Items that arrive before an application are safely filed in our office. Once an application is received, we check our “pending application” files for supporting documents.
  • May 26
    The Oregon teaching license transfers to most states.
  • April 22
    You can if, and only if, they are still in a sealed envelope issued by the originating college’s registrar’s office. If the envelope is open, we no longer consider it official.
  • April 22
    If your GPA is less than 2.75, we encourage you to contact the Graduate Admissions office before submitting an application. We can advise you whether or not now is the time to apply or will you need to take additional classes to indicate your academic readiness for graduate work. If it is determined you can apply, you will need to include a statement of explanation regarding your academic performance with your application. We also recommend that you contact your program of interest to discuss if there are ways to strengthen your application.
  • April 22
    Lewis & Clark uses an online application process which allows you to see which materials have been received. You may also contact the admissions office via phone or email.
  • October 17
    Current discourse is marked with a boundary-oriented mentality, and animosity on both sides prevents meaningful progress. The 21st Environmental Affairs Symposium hopes to change that narrative. To facilitate this conversation, race relations expert Daryl Davis will speak on his experience engaging with members of the Ku Klux Klan and how he finds common ground with people of all backgrounds and opinions.
  • Mae Johnson BA '19 and Sydney Owada BA '19 at the opening reception for their new exhibit.
    September 24
    Two Lewis & Clark seniors have crafted a new Special Collections exhibit to present religious texts spanning 500 years. The students used an interdisciplinary approach to understand the impact that annotation and translation have had on how societies view and engage with Christianity. The final exhibit showcases their efforts in a detailed and nuanced analysis of how religious materials have influenced broader participation.
  • September 11
    Warren Kluber BA ’12 arrived at Lewis & Clark unsure of what he wanted to study. An English degree, a passion for the power of theatre, and a summer research project studying oral traditions in West Africa clarified his path. Now a PhD candidate at Columbia University, he has published his scholarly insights in three leading academic journals. We caught up with Kluber to learn more.
  • August 16
    Manufactured distrust. Underrepresented voices. Seemingly intractable problems. Industry-wide disruption. Being a good journalist requires clear writing, sharp thinking, and relentless task-juggling, all skills honed in the liberal arts. Whether covering breaking news in Portland, or chronicling trade missions to Thailand, young alumni are applying their Lewis & Clark skills locally and globally.
  • July 26
    Professor of Chemistry Louis Kuo has been awarded a $249,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant will fund Kuo’s ongoing student-supported research into environmental toxin remediation and phosphorus recovery. The research he and his students are doing aims to better degrade neurotoxins found in pesticides and chemical weapons.
  • Sherlock Ortiz BA ’20, Adriana Rogers BA ’19, and Anna Schall BA ’20
    April 24
    With concerns over gerrymandering increasingly at the forefront of American politics, three undergraduates will work at the Voting Rights Data Institute this summer to help develop mathematical solutions to partisan gerrymandering. The six-week interdisciplinary program is a collaboration of Tufts University, Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • March 21
    Cameron, who is also associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, received a scholarship from the Clare Boothe Luce Program to attend the HERS Institute at Bryn Mawr College. We sat down with her to discuss how this opportunity will help her Lewis & Clark STEM students.
  • November 8
    L&C launches new 3+3 program with Portland State University
  • September 20
    We offer application fee waivers for alumni of the Lewis & Clark’s undergraduate and graduate school, current Lewis & Clark employees, and applicants who have participated in a national service program. Students currently enrolled in Lewis & Clark’s College of Arts and Sciences may also request a waiver.
  • July 29
    If you attended Lewis & Clark’s graduate school, we are able to print out and use an advising copy of your transcript.
  • July 29
    The current graduate school application now includes a statement for Lewis & Clark undergraduate students to sign that allows the graduate school permission to access their Lewis & Clark undergraduate transcript. We do not have access to any other transcripts that were submitted in support of your CAS application.
  • July 23
    The graduate school will consider conditional admission for international students who have not completed an English proficiency test or required standardized tests (i.e. GRE or Basic Skills tests). Candidates must submit an application form and all required documents. Applications may be submitted prior to the stated application deadline. Completed files will be given to graduate faculty for review and a decision.
  • December 23
    The Oregon Preliminary School Counseling License is valid only in Oregon. However, many former students have successfully obtained an additional license from another state.
  • September 25
    The graduate school does not offer teaching assistantships. There are instances when faculty may receive grant monies for a research project. Current students may be hired to assist. Notification is done internally by individual faculty or departments.

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  • You are welcomed to apply while in your final year of college. You will need to submit an official copy of your transcript showing your progress. If admitted to the graduate school and you intend to enroll, you will be required to submit another official copy of your transcript which shows your complete academic record, the degree earned and the date it was conferred. If your graduate program starts in the fall semester, we will need the transcript prior to the start of the fall semester. If your graduate program starts in the summer, you will need the transcript prior to the start of the summer session. If that isn’t possible, you will need to submit written confirmation from your college that you have met graduation requirements and will be providing a degree posted transcript after the start of the summer session.

  • Undergraduate Admissions Home Page

    Building on our great success partnering with undergraduate admissions during the 2010-11 season, Joe, Morgan and David recently participated in the digital portion of the undergraduate admissions annual retreat. Working with Lisa, Jim and the admissions team, we are re-crafting the admissions home page and navigation to remove the bulk of the text, add a number of functional elements and highlight key numbers, all within several major themes. (David, Morgan and Joe, Deanna)

    1. 1 Aug: New home page launches.
    2. 19 Jul: Training Peter/Joe/Deanna on new home page.
    3. 18 Jul: Functional home page built and available for testing.
    4. 30 Jun: We presented designs presented to admissions for questions/comments and they received a very positive response.
    5. 20 Jun: First-draft designs delivered to PubCom team members.
  • You are welcomed to contact your academic department of interest or the Admissions office to arrange for a campus visit. Also, check if your program is hosting a online info session.

  • For an estimated total cost of your program, go to the Paying for Graduate School  page and multiply the number of credits of your program by the cost per credit. To determine the cost of tuition for a current semester, multiply by the number of credits registered by the current cost per credit. Students who take courses off campus may be charged a lesser fee. As a rule, tuition increases each summer.

  • You must submit an official copy of your score report. This can be done in one of the following ways:

    1. Select Lewis & Clark as a recipient of your score report. The scores will be directly sent to Lewis & Clark.
    2. Forward the official score report email from the testing agency to the graduate admissions office (gseadmit@lclark.edu).
  • Many of our programs host on-campus info sessions throughout the year. These programs present a thorough perspective of the program and faculty are present to answer your questions.

    If you cannot attend an info session, go to your intended program’s home page to view Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or find the program’s contact information to request more information. We also attend graduate school fairs and events in other parts of the country. Go to our Info Sessions page for current schedules. Some Info Session are offered online (virtual).

  • There are testing centers outside of the US that offer the GRE test. Check the test company’s website for current testing centers. If you are unable to take a required test, please contact the admissions office to determine whether or not an incomplete application can be submitted. Your application may be considered for conditional admission. Test scores must be received prior to the start of the program

  • Yes, you may still apply. When reviewing applications, faculty members read transcripts carefully and thoughtfully. They will look for when the poorer grades were earned and in which courses. You should include a letter of explanation with your application. We also recommend that you contact your program of interest to discuss if there are ways to strengthen your application.

  • Every day we receive transcripts, letters of recommendation and test scores. Items that arrive before an application are safely filed in our office. Once an application is received, we check our “pending application” files for supporting documents.

  • Contact the testing company to see if you can reorder a copy of your score report. If your scores are no longer available, you will need to retake a basic skills test. Below are links to the various testing companies’ pages regarding scores.

    NES-EAS and ORELA tests
    PRAXIS I and II
    CBEST
    WEST-B
     GRE

  • Yes, you may submit an unofficial report with your application. An official report must be submitted as soon as it becomes available. Applicants who do not submit an official report may be considered for conditional admission into the program.

  • Ideally, the colleges will mail your transcripts directly to the graduate school. Be sure you include our campus mail stop number of MSC 87. (We have three admissions offices at Lewis & Clark.) If it is faster for you to physically go to the college and pick up transcripts, be sure you clearly request you want official copies. Transcripts should be handed to you in a sealed envelope. The sealed envelope can be sent or delivered to the admissions office.

  • You can if, and only if, they are still in a sealed envelope issued by the originating college’s registrar’s office. If the envelope is open, we no longer consider it official.

  • A checklist of received and missing application materials is available on your application status page. 

    NOTE: We may be taking messages only during the first few days after a deadline. We usually have buckets of mail and applications to process and are not be able to report application statuses until all is sorted and entered in our database. We will contact all applicants regarding the status of the file. We thank you in advance for your patience!

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    This application is designed for undergraduate admissions to help them manage the process of getting interested prospective students to all the events (tours, informational sessions, interviews and overnights) that they’d like to do while here.

    We are building a web application prototype as a go-between for two Google calendars with the admission visit dates/options and the main website. (Ben)

  • We offer application fee waivers for alumni of the graduate school who have successfully completed a degree, license, and/or endorsement program. In addition, applicants who have participated in a national service program (AmeriCorps, City Year, Peace Corps, Teach for America, McNair Scholar, and/or the U.S. Military) may request a waiver of the application fee. Information regarding how to request a waiver can be found here

  • The graduate school will consider conditional admission for international students who have not completed an English proficiency test or required standardized tests (i.e. GRE or PRAXIS tests). Candidates must submit an application form and all required documents. Applications may be submitted prior to the stated application deadline. Completed files will be given to graduate faculty for review and a decision.

  • The current graduate school application now includes a statement for Lewis & Clark undergraduate students to sign that allows the graduate school permission to access their their Lewis & Clark undergraduate transcript. We do not have access to any other transcripts that were submitted in support of your CAS application.

  • If you attended Lewis & Clark’s graduate school, we are able to print out and use an advising copy of your transcript. You do not need to request an official copy be sent to us. Alumni of the graduate school may be eligible for abbreviated application process. Please check out the information for Alumni Applicants web page.

  • Yes. There is a secure drop box mounted on the wall of Rogers Hall to the left of the main entrance. There will be signs to direct you to the drop box.

  • It depends on the program to which you are applying. Applications completed by the deadline will receive priority consideration for admissions and scholarships. It’s in your best interest that your application materials (including all required test scores) be in our office before the date faculty begins reviewing the first group of completed applications.

  • The graduate school uses email as a primary method of communication. It is very important that you check your spam filters and your mailbox for messages relating to your application.You are welcomed to call, too.

  • We require that students ask three individuals to write a letter of recommendation and complete the Recommendation for Admission form. Both items must be submitted to the admissions office.

  • Yes. We realize some applicants have been out of school while pursuing their careers or raising their families. The forms and letters should be written by three individuals who know you and are qualified to evaluate your academic competence, character and/or experience in professional or leadership roles. In addition to professors, applicants can ask supervisors, professional colleagues, or employers to provide a recommendation.

  • Yes. All transcripts from all colleges where you received credit are required for admission. This includes community college, study abroad programs, and/or professional development credit. This also includes credit earned from a college while in high school. This does not include AP, IB or CLEP college equivalencies.

  • Lewis & Clark does not have a minimum GRE score.

  • The graduate school does not offer teaching assistantships. However, faculty may receive grant monies for a research project and will hire current students to assist. Notification is done internally by individual faculty or departments. The Counseling Psychology department hosts some Graduate Assistant positions at our Counseling Clinic. Students currently enrolled in Counseling Psychology programs are notified regarding availability and the application process.

    Currently, Graduate Assistant positions are by the Division of Student Life in the College of Arts and Sciences. Assistant positions are only open to current and new students in graduate counseling psychology and school counseling programs. Notification regarding the application process is announced internally to current and new students in the spring.

  • You can find more information on the Admissions office website and direct these and similar questions to the Admissions office.

  • After you submit your application for admission, you will be able to check on WebAdvisor to see if the scores have been received.

  • We recommend that you check our testing requirements between your junior and senior year. Testing requirements may change.

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