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Admissions

Visit Campus

Schedule a visit that fits your schedule!

It pays to visit!

High school seniors and transfer students who visit before May 1 will receive $1,000 annually towards their cost of attendance at the College.

Request a campus visit.

An ideal visit to campus includes:

  • meeting a professor
  • observing a class
  • having lunch in our cafeteria
  • talking with current students
  • chatting with a coach
  • campus tour (for science interested students, we have specific tours of the facilities)
  • meeting your admissions counselor

We recommend spending at least a half a day with us during the school week. Please let us know how much time you can spend with us and we will craft your visit to fit your time frame.

On-site Admissions for Transfer Students

Complete an online request

In addition to the personal visit option, we offer On-site admission for transfer students on most Wednesdays during the fall and spring semesters.  On-site admission is designed to take the stress out of the application process and waiting for an admission decision. Schedule a time and bring in all of your official transcripts (college and high school) to receive a review of your coursework and an admission decision.  You must complete the Lake Forest College Transfer Application or the Transfer Common Application two business days prior to your appointment. We do not charge an application fee and you can submit your professor letter of recommendation with the application or send it to us separately.

Welcome Wednesdays for Transfer Students

Schedule your visit

Too busy to join us during the day? Join us on campus Wednesday late afternoons and evenings for an opportunity to jumpstart your application, learn more about the College, complete an admissions interview or admissions chat, have dinner with a current student, and tour campus. 

Off-Campus Receptions

Complete an online registration.

In the winter and spring months, we bring the Forester life to you! Members of the Forester community including faculty, current students, coaches, alumni, and members of the admissions staff will be at a unique venue near you. Events are open to first-year and transfer students.

Future Forester Days

Register today

Future Forester Days, open only to admitted students, is unlike any other visit to campus. It’s designed to give you an in-depth look into all aspects of life at Lake Forest College. Whether you’re still deciding or  want another look at the place you’ve already chosen to call home, we encourage admitted students and their families to join us for a day of hands-on interactions and information.
                           February 19 or April 9, 2018

Humanities Visit Program

Explore Lake Forest College: Arts, Humanities, and Chicago

Designed for admitted first-year students and all transfer students (admitted or prospective) with academic interests in areas such as the fine arts, history, English, foreign languages, communication, religion, and philosophy, this overnight program gives an in-depth look at academics at the College and our connection to Chicago.
                           March 25 and 26, 2018

 

Junior Visit Day

Register today

Kick off your college search with a visit day designed specifically for high school juniors beginning their college search. Our Junior Visit Day is an immersive first look at life as a Forester for you and your family that you’ll get to tailor to your interests.
                           Friday, April 27, 2018
  

Group Visits

Complete an online request

We are glad to welcome groups and can provide short presentations on the college admission process and how students can ready themselves for college. In the past, we have welcomed students from local high schools, counselors, and other groups that have been interested in seeing what a selective liberal arts college in the Chicago area has to offer. We offer group tours and can provide lunch options.