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International Students and Scholars

Admission Requirements

Admission to Lewis & Clark is selective. Students must be prepared to meet the rigorous academic challenges of the classroom. The College seeks students of excellence as measured by grades, challenging curricula, English proficiency, writing samples, and leadership roles.

While educational systems and transcript reports vary throughout the world, international students are generally expected to have above average academic records. Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or honors courses are viewed as strong evidence of serious preparation for Lewis & Clark. Non-native speakers of English must submit evidence of English language proficiency. Lewis & Clark recognizes the results from a number of standardized tests for this purpose.  Although Lewis & Clark College offers conditional admission to qualified applicants who do not meet the minimum English proficiency requirements, their enrollment is limited to Academic English Studies courses until they have proven their English proficiency in these courses.

International students apply for admission to Lewis & Clark College through the Office of International Students and Scholars. Transfer students and non degree students may also apply. U.S. citizens abroad, dual citizens with U.S. citizenship, and permanent residents should apply through the Office of Admissions.