We value the backgrounds and distinct perspectives that all of our students bring to the Lake Forest community. Our international students are a vital part of what makes Lake Forest unique and special. International students represent more than 70 countries and 14 percent of our student body.
You may contact your international admissions counselor, Kris Sundberg, who will assist you with the application process and answer any questions you may have. Below is what we ask you to submit as part of the application
Secondary school transcript
Most students applying to the College have taken a college preparatory curriculum including honors, AP, and IB courses. We look at your transcript within the context of your high school, knowing that all schools offer different academic programs. You can receive college credit for both AP and IB classes based on exam scores (review our AP/IB credit score requirements for more information).
Our minimum requirements are:
- 4 years of English
- 3 or more years of mathematics (minimum requirement is through algebra II/trigonometry)
- 3 or more years of natural science, including 2 years with laboratory sections
- 3 or more years of social science
- 2 or more years of foreign language(s)
We highly recommend an interview, which can be conducted on campus or by phone. We see the interview as an opportunity to “lift yourself off the page” and get beyond just the statistics and test scores.
Letters of recommendation
We require a letter of recommendation (in English) from a teacher and a college counselor.
Standardized test scores
Please submit either Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or American College Testing (ACT) scores. We use test results not only as a factor in admission decisions but also for guidance with course placement. A minimum TOEFL score of 220 (computer-based) or 550 (paper-based), or 83 (TOEFL-ibt) is required for international students.
Lake Forest College ACT code: 1054
Lake Forest College SAT code: 1392
Lake Forest College’s nondiscrimination policies are based on federal laws and regulations, including Title IX and other relevant regulations, as well as on its institutional ideals.
It is the stated policy of Lake Forest College that appropriate qualifications for and performance of specific duties are the basic criteria for the employment and promotion of all College academic and nonacademic staff. Lake Forest College does not discriminate against any persons because of race, color, sex, religion, or national or ethnic origin in its education program, activities, or employment. In addition, Lake Forest College is required by Title IX and regulations promulgated thereunder not to discriminate on the basis of sex in educational programs, activities, and employment. Lake Forest College does not discriminate on the basis of disability against any otherwise qualified person by denying participation in, or the benefits of, any College program or activity. Lake Forest College also does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression in its education programs, activities, or employment. For the purpose of this policy, the term “sexual orientation” means the status or expression, whether actual or perceived, of heterosexuality, homosexuality, or bisexuality.
The campus coordinator for Title IX (prohibiting sex discrimination) is the Personnel Officer, to whom inquiries concerning Title IX may be referred. The campus coordinator for Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (prohibiting discrimination based on disability) is Stephen D. Schutt, President.