AES Admissions

Academic English Studies at Lewis & Clark is an intensive English as a second language program for intermediate to advanced international students who want to achieve English proficiency.

Classes are fully on campus for 2022-2023 academic year. Students must be fully vaccinated in order to attend classes. Covid-19 Vaccination Policy for Lewis & Clark 

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have these minimum requirements:

  • Be 17 years of age or older;
  • Have completed secondary school (high school);
  • Have a minimum English skill at a intermediate level;
  • Have a B or 80% grade point average or equivalent on both secondary and university transcripts, and on transcripts and grade reports from other intensive English programs.  You must also have a history of strong attendance in all terms.

How Do I Apply?

#1  Complete this form:

Click Here to Apply

#2 Email these documents:

  • A copy of your high school transcript, or if you have attended university, a copy of your university transcript.
  • If your transcripts do not list two years of English courses,  you may send proficiency test results.  If you do not have proficiency test results, we will send you a writing exercise to complete.
  • A bank statement from your home bank account or from your family or sponsor, and a signed Certificate of Financial Responsibility.
  • A copy of your passport.


  • There is no application fee.
  • You may be asked to take a placement test to further determine academic readiness. 
  • Do you plan to apply for both the English and the undergraduate program?  In this case, you must fill out the undergraduate application. Here is a link to the on-line application: Undergraduate Application


Mail: 615 S. Palatine Hill Road, MSC 125, Portland, OR 97219 USA.

NOTE:  If you are from Rwanda and would like to apply for the Dallaire Scholarship, please refer to the Dallaire Application Page.

To request more information from AES, click here.