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Admissions

Oakton Community College

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

  • Guaranteed Admission
  • Pathways for Business, Arts and Humanities
  • Pathway for Environmental Studies (new)
  • Up to $25,000 in Scholarships
  • Guaranteed Internship (Humanities majors)
  • Dual Admission
     

APPLY

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

Guaranteed Admission

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

AP Credit for Oakton 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.

Pathway Scholar Programs at Lake Forest College

Pathway Environmental Studies Scholars

Oakton students who seek to major in environmental studies and have completed their associate of arts degree or 60 transferable semester hours are eligible for the Pathway Environmental Studies 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 Oakton 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 Business Scholars

Oakton 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 Oakton 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 Oakton. **

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 Oakton 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.
New! Pathway Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Scholars 

Oakton students who seek a minor in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies and have completed their associate of arts degree or 60 transferable semester hours are eligible for the Pathway Gender, Sexuality, and Women;s Studies 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. *
  • All Pathway Humanities Scholars are eligible for a Guaranteed Internship. 
  • Pre-advising during your time at Oakton 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 Environmental Studies, or the Pathway Humanities, or Pathway Business scholarships. The maximum amount of merit-based scholarship 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.