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Admissions

Apply to Lake Forest College

Lake Forest College is located on a beautiful 107-acre residential campus located just 30 miles north of the world-class city of Chicago.

This means easy access to abundant internship and research opportunities, tons of cultural and entertainment experiences, and networking opportunities with alumni and professionals in a wide array of fields.

Your professors will serve as your teachers and advisors—they are deeply committed to their students’ success. You will be part of an inclusive and tight-knit community, living and learning with classmates from nearly every state and more than 75 countries. 

A beautiful campus with outstanding faculty and classmates, coupled with the resources and excitement of nearby Chicago—it really is the best of both worlds.

Let’s get started

We are eager to learn more about you!

Our admissions office reviews files in a holistic manner and will carefully read every part of your application.

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2020
  • Step 1. Submit your application

    We accept the Common Application and our own Application (We’re now accepting applications for Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and Fall 2020)

    Step 2. Complete your application

    We need the following to make an admissions decision:

    Application Requirements
    First-Year students

    Submitting materials

    You may submit your materials any of the following ways. Materials can be submitted at any time during the application process.

    Mail to:

    Lake Forest College
    Office of Admission
    555 N Sheridan Rd
    Lake Forest, IL 60045

    Fax to: 847-735-6271

    Email to: admissions@lakeforest.edu 

    Transfer students

     

    • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
    • Official High School/Secondary School Transcript
    • One Professor Recommendation (Transfers with less than 30 college semester hours may submit a secondary school teacher recommendation)
    • Interview (required)
    • Standardized Test Scores (optional)
    Submitting materials

    You may submit your materials any of the following ways. Materials can be submitted at any time during the application process.

    Mail to:

    Lake Forest College
    Office of Admission
    555 N Sheridan Rd
    Lake Forest, IL 60045

    Fax to: 847-735-6271

    Email to: admissions@lakeforest.edu 

    Step 3. Stay Connected

    • You can check the status of your application and supplemental materials here
    • And if you any questions, you can reach out to your counselor at any point in the process. Find your assigned counselor here
Planning on applying test optional? 

You may choose not to submit your scores as part of our test-optional admissions policy. If you make use of this opportunity, a personal interview with an admission counselor is required. This can be done via phone or in person. You can schedule this interview by contacting admissions@lakeforest.edu or your admission counselor. International students are required to submit SAT, ACT, TOEFL, or IELTS scores. Homeschool students are required to submit standardized test scores. Transfer students are required to interview whether or not they submit test scores.

Nondiscriminatory Policy 

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Our ACT code: 1054
Our SAT code: 1392