2023-2024 HPP LFC-RFU Pathway Application Process

Lake Forest College Pre-Health Advising Committee invites HPP students to identify yourselves this September as 2023-2024 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:


Wednesday, September 20, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Lillard Science Center, LI 044
HPP Dual-Degree Pathway Information Session

Monday, October 2, by 4 pm, 
Students identify their interest to Dr. Maine (maine@lakeforest.edu)

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

Monday, October 30, by 4 pm,: Students submit materials to Kathleen Elsasser (kelsasser@lakeforest.edu)

  • 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

Early November Interviews scheduled/completed
Interviews with Pre-Health Advising

Thursday, November 30
Endorsement decisions shared with students

Friday, December 8
RFU receives endorsed student names


January 8
Complete & submit Request for a Committee Letter Form.

January 22

Pre- Health Advisory Committee Recommendation letters (addressed to Dr. Ann Maine, Chair, Pre-Health Advising Committee) are due by email to the HPP Office at:  healthprofessions@lakeforest.edu.

February 5

February 20
Endorsement Letters completed by Pre-Health Advising

February 29
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 20, 7:00-8:00 pm, LI 044
2023-24 RFU Dual-Degree ALL Pathways Application Process Information

Other Resources:

Application Checklist

Important Application Dates

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