International Admissions

ISS students at the 2019 International Fair. ISS students at the 2019 International Fair.

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Lewis & Clark College has a distinctive international character and takes pride in its commitment to international students. Today, approximately 200 international students from six continents and more than 70 countries study on campus.

If you are interested in attending Lewis & Clark, you will find that our web site contains a wealth of information about living and learning as an undergraduate on our campus. Some places to help you start exploring:

Is Lewis & Clark the right place for you?
Dig into our online viewbook and meet students, discover Portland, explore our academic programs. See what it’s like to live and learn at L&C. Take some time to explore diversity on campus.  Watch a video about life on campus, created by Remy Neymarc, a former international student at L&C.

Apply to Lewis & Clark
Everything you need to know about the application process.

Application Checklist
Make sure you know what you need to apply!

Transfer Application Checklist

Visit Campus
Schedule a visit to Lewis & Clark online and see our community in action.

Communicate with us
Find your admissions counselor, request information, email us, and learn when we will be visiting your area of the world.

Facts & Figures
What’s the average class size? What majors do we offer? Where do our students come from? What’s it like to live in Portland? Find that information and much more, right here. Learn more about student activities, student life, and, residence life, too.

Requirements and the Application Process
What TOEFL score do I need? Do I have to take the SAT? How is the International Baccalaureate evaluated? These and other questions are answered by this website.

Financial Aid for International Students
During the most recent application cycle, Lewis & Clark awarded well over a million dollars in financial aid to international students, 60 percent of whom received financial aid. Go to our financial aid site to learn more about need-based financial aid and merit scholarships.

Davis United World College Scholars
Lewis & Clark participates in the Davis United World College Scholars program. Graduates of UWC campuses around the world may receive a renewable scholarship from the Shelby Davis family and a grants from Lewis & Clark that meet a students full calculated need.  If you are a graduate of UWC, you may be eligible.

Overseas & Off-campus Programs
An integral part of the experience at Lewis & Clark, our programs immerse you in foreign cultures and offer an academic experience you just can’t get on campus. International students are eligible for all programs.

Academic English Studies
Need help with English? The AES curriculum offers strong academic support for ESL students.

Academic Catalog - Current Year

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Contact Us

Office of Admissions
Lewis & Clark College
615 S. Palatine Hill Road
Portland, Oregon, 97219-7899
TEL: 503-768-7075
FAX: 503-768-7301

When admission is granted, Lewis & Clark will send a letter of acceptance and related admissions information.  Once a student accepts the offer of admission, ISS will send an I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility) form (or a DS-2019 for J-1 exchange students and scholars) to the student. The student should: (1) consult our visa preparation website; (2) pay the $350 SEVIS fee; (3) make an appointment with the nearest US Consulate; (4) take the admission letter, the I-20 (or DS-2019 for J-1 students), a valid passport, and proof of financial support to the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate to apply for an F-1 (student) visa (or J-1 visa for exchange students).