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Academic Programs

Departments and Programs – Information on programs and majors offered, the requirements of those programs, and the faculty teaching in those programs can be found here.

Any additional questions from prospective students can be addressed to admissions counselors at 847-735-5000. Enrolled students should contact their adviser or the Provost and Dean of Faculty, 847-735-5020.

Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation

Accreditation

Lake Forest College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.The most recent accreditation process was completed in 2006-2007. The status of the accreditation can be found at this site.The teacher education programs are accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education. A copy of the documents, if required, may be requested from the Office of the Provost and Dean of the Faculty in North Hall or by calling 847-735-5020.

Athletic Program Participation

Lake Forest College complies with the requirements of the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) by completing an annual report of participation rates, financial support and other information on men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletic programs. The report is available on the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education Web site.

More information about Lake Forest’s athletic programs, including a printed copy of the EADA report, is available from the Department of Athletics, Halas Hall, 847-735-5285.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Information

This information is contained in the Campus Security Report.

Campus Security Report

The Public Safety department publishes a report annually (by October 1 for the prior year) that discloses relevant information about campus security policies and crime statistics. This report also covers drug and alcohol abuse prevention and prevention of sexual assault.  Public Safety also maintains a crime log which is available for public inspection.
Director of the Department of Public Safety, Stuart Commons, 847-735-5555

Copyright Infringement

Lake Forest College has copyright and acceptable use policies put in place by the Department of Library and Information Technology. Students are notified of liabilities related to copyright infringement in the student handbook.
Associate Librarian/Head of Public Services, Library, 847-735-5072

Diversity of Enrollment

In the fall of 2011, full-time undergraduate enrollment was 1,481 as reported to NCES. Of these, 59% were female and 41% were male. 

Total self-identified as US citizens and members of a racial or ethnic minority is 25.1%. 

11.8% Hispanic; 6.4% were Black; 3.7% Asian; 0.2% American Indian/Alaska Native; 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; 2.9% identified as two or more races,

61.1% White, non-Hispanic; and 12.4% Non-resident Alien (International); 1.4% Unknown
Director of Institutional Research, North Hall, 847-735-5034

Diversity of Pell Recipients

Fall 2011: Federal Pell Grant recipients comprised 34% of the matriculated undergraduate student body. Of these, 61% were female and 39% were male.  49% of the Pell recipients self-identified themselves as members of a racial or ethnic minority, including members or two more races.  

Fall 2010:  Federal Pell Grant recipients comprised 36% of the matriculated undergraduate student body. Of these, 63% were female and 37% were male.  42% of the Pell recipients self-identified themselves as members of a racial or ethnic minority.

Director of Institutional Research, North Hall, 847-735-5034

Employment Outcomes

Information about placement rates and types of employment obtained by Lake Forest graduates may be obtained from the Director of Career Services, Buchanan Hall, 847-735-5235.

Emergency Response and Evacuation

Emergency Response and Evacuation procedures are located within the Lake Forest College Crisis Management Plan.The Crisis Management Plan provides a framework by which the College can effectively and efficiently respond to and manage emergencies, from simple to complex, which may affect its operations. 
Director of the Department of Public Safety, Stuart Commons, 847-735-5555

Financial Aid Guide

Types of financial aid available and eligibility requirements are listed on the Financial Aid Department’s Web page.

The 2014-2015 Financial Aid Announcement Guide provides important details about the scholarships, grants, loans and work-study which you may have been offered. You will find a breakdown of the costs, scholarship renewal requirements, definitions of grants, descriptions of loans, information about the amount you will need to pay, and choices you have in making payment. For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 847-735-5103. 

Graduation Rates

Lake Forest College’s graduation rates for students entering in 2006 (386) are:

 4-year graduation rate:  62%
 5-year graduation rate:  70%
 6-year graduation rate:  71%

Graduations Rates - disaggregated for 6 year rate

Number in entering cohort is shown in parentheses ().

Major racial and ethnic subgroups:
Although Lake Forest College enrolls a relatively high percentage of minority students, because of the small size of each class the graduation rate by subgroup is not statistically reliable.  The overall 6 year graduation rate for US ethnic and racial minorities (60) was 72%. 

Gender:
Women entering in 2006: 74% graduated in 6 years
Men entering 2006: 65% graduated in 6 years

Financial Aid:
Pell recipients in 2006 (73) had a 74% graduation rate.
Recipients of subsidized Federal Stafford Loans, who did not receive a Pell Grant, (170) had a graduation rate of 70%.
Students who did not receive a Pell or a subsidized Stafford Loan (143) had a graduation rate of 69%

Further information is available from the Director of Institutional Research, North Hall, 847-735-5034.

Graduate Degrees Awarded

Master of Liberal Studies (MLS)    2012 - 5     2013 - 5
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)  2012 - 0     2013 - 1

Graduate and Professional Education Outcomes

Information about graduate and professional education pursued by Lake Forest College graduates may be obtained from the Director of Career Services, Buchanan Hall, 847-735-5235.

Loan Applications, Deferments and Cancellation

Information about Federal Stafford, PLUS and Perkins Loan programs is available on this site.
 Director of Financial Aid, Patterson Lodge, 847-735-5103

Missing Persons Procedures

The College maintains a specific plan intended to deal with reports of a missing student. Contained in the Office of Student Affairs Emergency Protocols manual, procedure 9.1 provides a framework by which the College will respond to a concern when a student’s whereabouts is reportedly unknown.  
Director of the Department of Public Safety, Stuart Commons, 847-735-5555

Tuition, Fees and Expenses

See Tuition
Director of Financial Aid, Patterson Lodge, 847-735-5103

Payment and Refund Policies

See Refund Policies
Director of Student Accounts, North Hall, 847-735-5031

Retention Rates

Retention of first-time, full-time, degree seeking undergraduates for those students entering fall of 2012 was 84%.

Services provided to Students with Disabilities

In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, Lake Forest College recognizes that qualified students who have diagnosed disabilities, including learning, physical, and psychological disabilities, are entitled to an equal opportunity to benefit from the educational programs of the College and that reasonable academic accommodations may be necessary to provide that opportunity. For more information see our Web site  or contact the person listed below.
Assistant Dean of Faculty for Learning Support, Johnson B, 847-735-5167

Study Abroad

A student’s enrollment in an off-campus program of study approved for credit by Lake Forest College may be considered enrollment at Lake Forest College for the purpose of applying for assistance under title IV HEA programs. For more information about study abroad opportunities, please see the College’s off-campus study page.
Director of Off-Campus Programs, Johnson B, 847-735-5231

Teacher Report Card

Institutional Report Card on the Quality of Teacher Preparation
More information can be found on the Education Department’s Web site 
Chair of the Lake Forest College Department of Education, 847-735-5169

Transferring credits into Lake Forest College

Transfer information
Guides to transferring from specific community colleges are on the same page above, on the right hand side, by community college.
Transfer Admissions Counselor, Admissions, 847-735-5009

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Lake Forest College complies with the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Registrar, North Hall, 847-735-5025

Vaccination Policies

Requirements for students can be found on the Health and Wellness Center’s website.
Department Assistant, Student Health Center, 847-735-5050

Withdrawal Procedure

Students wishing to withdraw from the College should contact the office of Student Affairs.  Procedures are outlined in the Student Handbook.  
Associate Dean of Student Affairs, 847-735-5200

Notification of Rights under FERPA for Postsecondary Institutions

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records.These rights can be viewed on the FERPA Web site.

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