Application Checklist

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Items to Accompany Your Application

  1. Online Common Application.
  2. Official transcripts of all secondary school and college grades. (If you have attended an ESL program in the US, please include a transcript from that program as well). Transcripts should be in the original language and be accompanied by officially translated English copies. These forms are usually submitted through the Common Application or sent in a sealed envelope by your high school counselor. You should send an updated transcript throughout the year as it becomes available.
  3. Financial Documents
    • A Certificate of Financial Responsibility. This form is required, but is usually submitted as part of the online application form. If a copy is needed, you can follow the link and download the form.
    • Proof of available funds. The Certificate of Financial Responsibility lists the necessary documents that need to be included, such as official documents from employers, banks, and tax office.  If the document is not in English, please provide an English translation.  If the document does not show amounts in U.S. Dollars, please indicate the currency type.
    • If applying for financial aid, a completed International Student Application for Financial Assistance. If you’ve completed a similar financial aid application for another college or university, you are welcome to submit that document in place of our form. Unfortunately, we cannot accept CSS Profile.   
  4. Proof of English proficiency.* For required scores, refer to English proficiency requirements.  Test scores are considered official if received directly from a testing agency or reported on the official high school transcript or School Report.
  5. School Report.
  6. Teacher Evaluation, completed by a teacher who has taught you in an academic course (English, mathematics, science, foreign language, history, or social studies). 
  7. SAT and/or ACT scores are optional for all applicants. If scores are submitted, we will include them in our holistic review of a student’s materials for admission, however they will not play a role in the awarding of merit-based or need-based financial aid. Test scores are considered official received directly from a testing agency or an official at a student’s high school. Lewis & Clark’s SAT code is 4384 and ACT code is 3464.

*Applicants who are native English speakers are not required to submit proof of English proficiency. 

You may submit application documents by mail, email, or fax.

International Students and Scholars
Lewis & Clark College
0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road
Portland, Oregon 97219-7899

FAX: 503-768-7301