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J-Term and Summer Programs at Lake Forest College


Because of COVID-19 public health concerns, all J-Term courses will be taught remotely.


Our J-Term and summer classes let you catch up on a college credit, get ahead of the game, supercharge your writing, learn a second (or third, or fourth!) language, earn a valuable transfer credit, or fulfill that promise you once made to yourself to be a lifelong learner.

Free Summer Offerings

Returning students are eligible for FREE course or Internship in the J-Term or Summer Terms. The College is offering this special opportunity in response to the financial challenges that many students and families are now experiencing due to the coronavirus. Learn more here

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For Visiting College Students:

Lake Forest College students and Visiting students from other colleges and universities can take classes on campus during the  J-Term or either of the two Summer Session. Pick the time, class and financial aid package you need to keep your brain stimulated during the summer. 

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For High School Students:

Summer Session classes are open to high school students, and we offer Summer Merit Scholarships. The College also hosts the Bard College -affiliated Writing and Thinking Workshop that exercises creative writing.


We offer J-Term and two terms during the summer session. Our courses meet four days per week over four weeks—it’s instruction that lets you still enjoy the sun, and the beach! 


Internships are available in the summer for Lake Forest College students. You can learn more on our Summer Internships page.


And our beautiful residential campus allows for plenty of that. Whether you are a current Lake Forest College student (or hope to be one soon), a visitor from another institution, a high school student or a member of the community, we welcome you to join us.