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Admissions

Credit Guide for History

College of DuPage 
College of DuPage Lake Forest College

HISTO 1130 History of the United States to 1865

HIST 200 Foundations of the American Republic

HISTO 1140 History of the United States since 1865

HIST 201 Modern America

All other College of DuPage History courses (completed with a grade of B- or better).

200-level elective credit
Important Notes
  • A maximum of four (4) courses from the College of DuPage may be used toward a Lake Forest College History major. A maximum of three (3) courses from the College of DuPage may be used toward a Lake Forest College History minor.
  • The College of DuPage credits may not be used to fulfill 300-level Lake Forest College courses (including History 300), nor may they be used to fulfill the Senior Studies Requirement.
  •  All majors are expected to take History 110 at Lake Forest, including transfer students. Should a student wish to have this requirement waived because of courses taken at the College of DuPage appeals will be considered by the chair, but students should be aware that the bar for such appeals is high. Successful appeals will demonstrate that 1. methodological skills taught in 110 have been mastered; 2. a non-western History course has been (or will be) taken.
College of Lake County
College of Lake County Lake Forest College
HIST 123 Modern Europe I HIST 208 Europe 1715-1890
HIST 124 Modern Europe II HIST 209 Europe in the 20th Century
HIST 221 United States History to 1876 HIST 200 Foundations of the American Republic
Hist 222 United States History 1876 to Present HIST 201 Modern America

All other College of Lake County History courses (completed with a grade of B- or better).

200-level elective credit
Important Notes
  • A maximum of four (4) courses from College of Lake County may be used toward a Lake Forest College History major. A maximum of three (3) courses from College of Lake County may be used toward a Lake Forest College History minor.
  • College of Lake County credits may not be used to fulfill 300-level Lake Forest College courses (including History 300), nor may they be used to fulfill the Senior Studies Requirement.
  • All majors are expected to take History 110 at Lake Forest, including transfer students. Should a student wish to have this requirement waived because of courses taken at College of Lake County, appeals will be considered by the chair, but students should be aware that the bar for such appeals is high. Successful appeals will demonstrate that 1. methodological skills taught in 110 have been mastered; 2. a non-western History course has been (or will be) taken.
Elgin Community College
Elgin Community College Lake Forest College
HIST 151 US History to 1870 HIST 200 Foundations of the American Republic
HIST 152 US History since 1865 HIST 201 Modern America
HIST 201 Modern European History HIST 209 Europe in the 20th Century
HIST 240 East Asian History to 1600 HIST 212 Origins of East Asia
HIST 241 East Asian History since 1600 HIST 213 Modern East Asia

All other Elgin Community College History courses (completed with a grade of B- or better).

200-level elective credit
Important Notes
  • A maximum of four (4) courses from Elgin Community College may be used toward a Lake Forest College History major. A maximum of three (3) courses from Elgin Community College may be used toward a Lake Forest College History minor.
  •  Elgin Community College credits may not be used to fulfill 300-level Lake Forest College courses (including History 300), nor may they be used to fulfill the Senior Studies Requirement.
  • All majors are expected to take History 110 at Lake Forest, including transfer students. Should a student wish to have this requirement waived because of courses taken at Elgin Community College appeals will be considered by the chair, but students should be aware that the bar for such appeals is high. Successful appeals will demonstrate that 1. methodological skills taught in 110 have been mastered; 2. a non-western History course has been (or will be) taken.
Harper Community College
Harper Community College Lake Forest College
HIST 111: The American Experience to 1877 HIST 200: Foundations of the American Republic

HIST 112: The American Experience since 1877

HIST 201: Modern America

All other Harper College History courses (completed with a grade of B- or better).

200-level elective credit
Important Notes
  • A maximum of four (4) courses from Harper College may be used toward a Lake Forest College History major. A maximum of three (3) courses from Harper College may be used toward a Lake Forest College History minor
  • Harper College credits may not be used to fulfill 300-level Lake Forest College courses (including History 300), nor may they be used to fulfill the Senior Studies Requirement. 
  • All majors are expected to take History 110 at Lake Forest, including transfer students. Should a student wish to have this requirement waived because of courses taken at Harper College, appeals will be considered by the chair, but students should be aware that the bar for such appeals is high. Successful appeals will demonstrate that 1. methodological skills taught in 110 have been mastered; 2. a non-western History course has been (or will be) taken.
McHenry County College
McHenry County College Lake Forest College
HIST 170 United States History I HIST 200 Foundations of the American Republic
HIST 172 United States History II HIST 201 Modern America

All other McHenry County College History courses (completed with a grade of B- or better).

200-level elective credit
Important Notes
  • A maximum of four (4) courses from McHenry County College may be used toward a Lake Forest College History major. A maximum of three (3) courses from McHenry County College may be used toward a Lake Forest College History minor.
  •  McHenry County College credits may not be used to fulfill 300-level Lake Forest College courses (including History 300), nor may they be used to fulfill the Senior Studies Requirement.
  • All majors are expected to take History 110 at Lake Forest, including transfer students. Should a student wish to have this requirement waived because of courses taken at McHenry County College appeals will be considered by the chair, but students should be aware that the bar for such appeals is high. Successful appeals will demonstrate that 1. methodological skills taught in 110 have been mastered; 2. a non-western History course has been (or will be) taken.
Oakton Community College
Oakton Community College Lake Forest College
HIST 111 United States History to 1877 HIST 200 Foundations of the American Republic
HIST 112 United States History from 1877 HIST 201 Modern America
HIST 207 History of the Ancient World: Rome HIST 204 Roman History
HIST 135 History of the Middle Ages HIST 205 Medieval History

All other Oakton Community College History courses (completed with a grade of B- or better).

200-level elective credit
Important Notes
  • A maximum of four (4) courses from Oakton Community College may be used toward a Lake Forest College History major. A maximum of three (3) courses from Oakton Community College may be used toward a Lake Forest College History minor.
  •  Oakton Community College credits may not be used to fulfill 300-level Lake Forest College courses (including History 300), nor may they be used to fulfill the Senior Studies Requirement.
  • All majors are expected to take History 110 at Lake Forest, including transfer students. Should a student wish to have this requirement waived because of courses taken at Oakton Community College, appeals will be considered by the chair, but students should be aware that the bar for such appeals is high. Successful appeals will demonstrate that 1. methodological skills taught in 110 have been mastered; 2. a non-western History course has been (or will be) taken.
Triton Community College
Triton Community College Lake Forest College
HIST 151 History of the US to 1877 HIST 200 Foundations of the American Republic
HIST 152 History of the US since 1877 HIST 201 Modern America
HIST 191 History of Asia and the Pacific I HIST 212 Origins of East Asia
HIST 192 History of Asia and the Pacific II HIST 213 Modern East Asia

All other Triton College History courses (completed with a grade of B- or better).

200-level elective credit
Important Notes
  • A maximum of four (4) courses from Triton College may be used toward a Lake Forest College History major. A maximum of three (3) courses from Triton College may be used toward a Lake Forest College History minor.
  • Triton College credits may not be used to fulfill 300-level Lake Forest College courses (including History 300), nor may they be used to fulfill the Senior Studies Requirement.
  •  All majors are expected to take History 110 at Lake Forest, including transfer students. Should a student wish to have this requirement waived because of courses taken at Triton College appeals will be considered by the chair, but students should be aware that the bar for such appeals is high. Successful appeals will demonstrate that 1. methodological skills taught in 110 have been mastered; 2. a non-western History course has been (or will be) taken.