Apply to Lake Forest College

You seem like an interesting person and we want to know more about you! Our admissions office reviews files in a holistic manner and will carefully read every part of your application.

  • Sure, we take into account your high school curriculum, your grades, and your extra-curricular activities, but we also want to know about the experiences and ideas that have shaped your life.

Fall and Spring 2016 Applicants: We are now a Common Application exclusive institution! Click here to complete the application. 

First-Year Application: Click here to complete the Lake Forest College Application for First Year Admission (Fall 2015 only)

Transfer Application:  Click here to complete the Lake Forest College Application for Transfer Admission 

  • We strongly value the fit between you and the College, and we require the following to make our decisions:

    First-Year Students:
    Transfer Students:
    • Application
    • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
    • Official 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)


    If you intend on seeking financial assistance, you should also complete our Financial Aid FastApp, in addition to the FAFSA.

Notice Of Nondiscriminatory Policy As To Students

Lake Forest College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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Our ACT code: 1054
Our SAT code: 1392