AES Admissions

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

Spring Semester 2021: AES classes will be offered in person on campus AND available remotely through online meeting platforms. Apply to take classes on our campus OR start virtually with our online meetings. Campus Health Protocol in Response to Covid-19

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 low-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 the Duolingo English Test to further determine academic readiness. The Duolingo English Test is an online English proficiency test that can be taken online, on-demand, in under an hour. The test is taken via a computer with a camera and includes a proficiency score, video interview, and writing sample.
  • 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.

FAX:  503-768-7210

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

If you cannot apply on-line:

Paper Application (PDF)

To request more information from AES, click here.