Dates, Costs, and Housing
|Term||Placement Test and Orientation*||First Day of Class||Last Day of Exams|
|Fall 2018||August 28, 29, 30*||September 4||December 19|
|Spring 2019||January 22*||January 23||May 9|
|Summer I 2019||May 20**||May 21**||June 14**|
|Summer II 2019||June 17**||June 18**||July 12**|
|Summer III 2019||July 14**||July 15**||August 8**|
|Fall 2019||August 27, 28, 29*||September 3||December 18|
Note: We do not have an application deadline, however we encourage everyone to apply early.
*Students who do not arrive on the first day for the placement test and orientation will be charged a late testing fee of $125.
** Tentative dates, to be confirmed.
Charges per semester
(16 weeks fall and spring, 12 weeks summer)
|Student Body Fee||$180 (fall and spring only)|
|Books||Estimated $125-250 per session, payable to the Lewis & Clark Bookstore|
|Late Testing Fee||$125 (as needed)|
Note: There is no application fee.
How to pay
What are my housing choices?
There are several great housing options for AES students:
On Campus. Many AES students live on campus with American undergraduates. The residence hall rooms all have wireless network access and all halls have lounges, free laundry facilities and kitchens. Meal plans are required in the fall and spring. Forms for requesting on-campus housing and costs are online, or you can send a request to the AES office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meal plans are required for all students living on campus in the fall and spring. Our food service provider takes special care to offer students a wide variety of entree items (including halal, vegetarian, and vegan options) plus unlimited salad, dessert, and beverage bars. You may choose from among five meal plans: three of which include flex points. Flex points are a dollar value placed on your student ID card which you can use like a declining balance.
Charges for meal plans are listed on this page.
- Off Campus. AES students may also rent a house or apartment off-campus. Rooms in a shared housing situation can start at $600 per month. A studio or one-bedroom apartment can start at $1,000, three-bedrooms can start at $1,500. Some single rooms are furnished; most apartments are not furnished. Utilities may be a separate charge.The AES office has prepared a list of local apartment to get you started with your search.
- Homestays. A homestay is a unique opportunity to practice English, learn about U.S. culture and family life and share your own culture. If you are interested in living with a host family, contact ANDEO. ANDEO is a non-profit organization that finds American homes for international students. An ANDEO homestay includes a private room, all meals, easy access to public transportation, airport pickup from Portland International Airport, orientation materials and support from ANDEO staff.
Wherever you live, it’s good to know that the Lewis & Clark campus is located in a quiet residential neighborhood in Portland, Oregon. According to statistics released by the FBI, crime in Portland continues to be low. Forbes and Travel & Leisure have ranked Portland as one of the safest cities in the USA.
Housing rates in summer are $180 per week for summer 2018. Click here for more information about summer housing.