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2022-23 HPP LFC-RFU Pathway Application Process

Lake Forest College Pre-Health Advising Committee invites HPP students to identify yourselves this September as 2022-23 prospective applicants for any of the following eight RFU Dual-Degree pathways, either Early or Regular Decision, or Accelerated or Regular Matriculation categories.

Early Decision means that you are applying as first-Year or sophomore years students (PA and Medical school only allows sophomore year for early decision). 

Regular Decision means you are applying during junior year or senior year (senior year means that you are taking one gap year after graduation).

Accelerated Matriculation means you are planning to spend three years at Lake Forest College. Only a handful of majors will fit for most pathways. Check each pathway for more information.

Regular Matriculation means you will spend all four years at Lake Forest College. You can pursue any major of your choice.

The process for application is as follows:


September 12, 7:30 pm, 7:30-8:30 pm, Lillard Science Center, LI 130
HPP Dual-Degree Pathway Information Session

Monday, 4 pm, September 28
Students identify their interest to Dr. Maine (

  • If unsure, consult with Dr. Maine/Dr. DebBurman before that deadline

Monday, 4 pm, October 26: Students submit materials to Kathleen Elsasser (

  • Transcript (academic progress/pre-requisites /GPA)
  • Resume & Personal Essay (relevant experiences)
  • Must be reviewed by CAC before submitting
  • Early Decisions and/or Accelerated Matriculation applicants are typically ahead in academic progress and professional maturity

By Friday, Nov 18
Zoom Interviews with Pre-Health Advising

Wednesday, November 30
Endorsement decisions shared with students

Friday, December 3
RFU receives endorsed student names


January 6
Complete & submit Request for a Committee Letter Form.

January 20

Pre- Health Advisory Committee Recommendation letters (addressed to Dr. Shubhik DebBurman, Chair, Pre-Health Advising Committee) are due by email to Kathleen Elsasser at

February 1

February 15
Endorsement Letters completed by Pre-Health Advising

February 22
Portfolio/endorsement submitted to RFU

In Late April/Early May
RFU Interview Day (all programs same day). TBD.

By semester’s end
RFU Decision on Conditional Acceptance

Important Dates for Program Information Sessions:

Sept 12, 7:30-8:30 pm, LI 130
2022-23 RFU Dual-Degree ALL Pathways Application Process Information

Sept 19, 7:30-8:30 pm, LI 130
LFC-RFU BA-MS-Physician Assistant Dual-Degree Pathway Information Session

Sept 21, 7:30-8:30 pm, LI 128
LFC-RFU BA-MSN (Nursing) Dual-Degree Pathway Information Session

Sept 28, 7:30-8:30 pm, LI 128
LFC-RFU BA-MD (Allopathic Medicine) Dual-Degree Pathway Information Session

October 6, 7:30-8:30 pm, LI 144
LFC-RFU BA-DPM (Podiatry) Dual-Degree Pathway Information Session

October 12, 7:30-8:30 pm, LI 128
LFC-RFU BA-DPT (Physical Therapy) Dual-Degree Pathway Information Session

November 30, 7:30-8:30 pm, LI 128
LFC-RFU BA-PharmD (Pharmacy) Dual-Degree Pathway Information Session

Other Resources:

Application Checklist

Important Application Dates

Links to Forms & Information for Students that have received endorsement from the Pre-Health Advising Committee: