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Lake Forest College and the College of Lake County enjoy a strong educational partnership. Each semester we enroll some of the best and brightest transfer students from CLC.

CLC students in the sciences, arts and humanities, and business have a smooth path to a bachelor of arts degree at Lake Forest College, thanks to a special partnership between the two institutions, including the CLC Pathway Scholarships and a Guaranteed Admission Agreement. 

  • Guaranteed Admission Program 
  • Pathways for Sciences, Business, and Humanities
  • CLC Scholar Full-Tuition Scholarship
  • Up to $25,000 in Scholarships 
  • Guaranteed Internship (Humanities majors) 
APPLY

You may submit either the Transfer Common Application or the Lake Forest College Transfer Application. Both applications are free.

AP Credit for CLC Students 

Students who have successfully completed Advanced Placement courses and the appropriate examinations provided by the College Entrance Examination Board may apply for college credit for this work.

As part of recognizing the Associate in Arts (AA) degree credential, we will accept scores of “3” on Advanced Placement (AP) exams from students whose community colleges have applied such credit towards the hours needed for their AA.

Scores of 3, 4, or 5 on the examinations, may entitle students to at least one course credit. Scores of 1 or 2  are not granted credit. A score of 4 or better on both the microeconomics and macroeconomics exams is required for one course credit in economics.

Each department determines the specific amount of credit to be awarded. Credit will not be granted for both Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate program examinations in the same department.

Guaranteed Admission

A Guaranteed Transfer Admission Agreement provides CLC students seamless transfer to earn their bachelor’s degree at Lake Forest College. CLC students will benefit from personalized academic planning from both institutions early in their college career. 

  • Please submit the Guaranteed Admission Participation Form if you intend to participate in this program.

CLC Scholars Full-Tuition Scholarship

CLC Scholars Full-Tuition Scholarship

Lake Forest College supports the CLC Scholars Program by offering one full-tuition award each fall to a CLC Scholar with an outstanding academic record. In addition to completing the application for admission, an on-campus interview with your admission counselor and a faculty member is required. Interested students must also complete the FAFSA.  Undocumented students do not need to submit the FAFSA.

The scholarship is renewable for one year only. 

The recipient of the CLC Scholars Program full-tuition scholarship award will be selected by a joint Lake Forest College and College of Lake County selection committee. The deadline is March 1.

Pathway Scholar Programs at Lake Forest College

Pathway Business Scholars

CLC students who seek to major in business and have completed their associate of arts degree or 60 transferable semester hours are eligible for the Pathway Business Scholars program. **

This program is a 2+2 transfer program with guaranteed admission for accepted students. No additional application is required. Students must meet a prescribed curriculum (please see transfer guide) and have a minimum 3.25 GPA for consideration.

Benefits

  • Admitted students will receive a guaranteed $20,000 or $25,000 scholarship. *
  • Pre-advising during your time at CLC by Lake Forest College faculty on course selection.
  • Advising from our Career Advancement Center staff on internships, and career opportunities.
  • Early registration for classes during the initial registration period.
  • Students earning a 3.6 GPA or higher in their first semester will have the option of selecting a fifth course for free in the second semester.
  • Pathway Scholar recognition on their Lake Forest College transcript.
Pathway Science Scholars

A 2-2 Science Scholar program is available to students interested in majoring in the following disciplines: mathematics, computer science, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, and neuroscience and have completed their associate of arts degree or 60 transferable semester hours at CLC. **

No additional application is required. Students must meet a prescribed curriculum and have a minimum 3.25 GPA for consideration. Interested students will ideally plan to meet with a Lake Forest College faculty advisor during their first year at CLC.

 

Benefits

  • Admitted students will receive a guaranteed $20,000 or $25,000 scholarship. *
  • Pre-advising during your time at CLC by Lake Forest College faculty on course selection.
  • Advising from our Career Advancement Center staff on internships, and career opportunities.
  • Early registration for classes during the initial registration period.
  • Students earning a 3.6 GPA or higher in their first semester will have the option of selecting a fifth course for free in the second semester.
  • Pathway Scholar recognition on their Lake Forest College transcript.
Pathway Humanities Scholars

Lake Forest College will support up to 15 Pathways Humanities Scholars who are interested majoring in the humanities and have completed their associate of arts degree or 60 transferable semester hours at CLC. **

Students must have a minimum 3.25 GPA for consideration. Academic areas of focus will include American studies, studio art, art history, Asian studies, English, French, Spanish, history, music, philosophy, religion, theater, and Latin American studies.

 

Benefits

  • Admitted students will receive a guaranteed $20,000 or $25,000 scholarship. *
  • All Pathway Humanities Scholars are eligible for a Guaranteed Internship. 
  • Pre-advising during your time at CLC by Lake Forest College faculty on course selection.
  • Advising from our Career Advancement Center staff on internships, and career opportunities.
  • Early registration for classes during the initial registration period.
  • Students earning a 3.6 GPA or higher in their first semester will have the option of selecting a fifth course for free in the second semester.
  • Pathway Scholar recognition on their Lake Forest College transcript.
*Please note that eligible Phi Theta Kappa students will receive the $25,000 Phi Theta Kappa scholarship and the special Pathway designation and benefits listed below for either the Pathway Science, Pathway Humanities, or Pathway Business scholarships.The maximum amount of scholarship for a Pathway Scholar is $25,000.
**Students will be evaluated at the end of every academic year at the College. Pathway Scholars are required to maintain a 2.0 GPA.