Transfer Registration

Registration opens July 9. Click here for the link. 

Here’s what transfer students need to do to register for courses at Lake Forest.

Step 1: Turn in your final official transcript, and then review your credit evaluation and the General Education Curriculum.

As a transfer student, you will receive an evaluation of your transfer credits and a general education chart from the Office of the Registrar once you have submitted your final transcripts. This will help you decide which courses to choose at Lake Forest. Your credit evaluation and general education chart will not be final until we have received your final official transcripts.  If you have not already done so, please submit your final transcripts to the Office of Admissions once they become available. All transcripts must be official copies.

* Learn about general registration information and tips here.

Please familiarize yourself with the General Education Curriculum (GEC). You probably already have ideas about your major area of study. Visit the department and program pages for specific requirements and course descriptions.

You can also click here for information about IB and AP credits. 

Click here for information about prerequisites and placement tests for mathematics, biology, and chemistry courses.

You’ll also get information about the Quantitative Readiness Assessment. All transfer students are required to complete this online assessment. 

Foreign credits: Courses taken outside the United States (including courses taken during study-abroad programs) must be submitted to and approved for credit by the Academic Appeals Board prior to evaluation by the Office of the Registrar. Please contact Kris Sundberg at 800-828-4751 or 847-735-5000 with questions.

Step 2: Prepare to make your fall and spring course selections.

A normal full-time load is four courses per semester. As a general rule, you should register for courses from a variety of departments and divisions (natural sciences and mathematics, social sciences, and humanities). To help you get started, review the information here

Transfer courses may count toward your major requirements if agreed upon by your department chairperson. This matter should be discussed with your academic advisor before completing your registration.

Here is the course schedule (requires your login and password).
Step 3: Contact your advisor during the June 20-July 3 advising period.

Students will be assigned academic advisors in mid June. You will receive notification of your advisor via email. Your advisor must approve your course schedule before you can register.

Be prepared to discuss with your advisor the courses you are interested in taking for both the fall and spring semesters.

Step 4: Register for your fall and spring courses.
July 9-20

The registration link will open on July 9. 

Step 5:  Set up an appointment with your advisor for Monday, August 24 or Wednesday, August 26.

Use this meeting to make last-minute adjustments to your fall and spring course schedules and talk over what you’d like to study and experience at Lake Forest. This appointment serves as part of your orientation to campus and provides you the opportunity to meet with your advisor in person if you did not do so over the summer.