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J-Term and Summer Classes

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

We offer a J-Term and two summer sessions, each is approximately four weeks. 

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.

Small Classes, High Impact

Lake Forest College’s J-Term and Summer Sessions 2021 offers our top faculty instructors in courses that will excite and challenge you.

What You Want, When You Want It

Lake Forest College’s small class size means you are never a number or a cell in a spreadsheet. Classes have three hours a day set aside for synchronous work, four days a week, either in the mornings or in the afternoons, leaving time to read and study, complete homework, and make the most of your summer.

Prerequisites? Don’t worry. Most of our J-Term and Summer Session classes do not have prerequisites. All courses are open to both Lake Forest College students and other visitors. Check out the 2021 calendar

  • J-Term: January 4 – January 26, 2021

  • Summer 1 Term: May 25 – June 18, 2021

  • Summer 2 Term: June 21 – July 15, 2021

    Where You Want to Work: Internships

    Summer internships can give you a jump-start on your career. Lake Forest College’s summer internship programs comes with the support of your own career success team. 

    Your Faculty Internship Supervisor will put learning front and center, with well-designed assignments that will lead you further along your path toward CEO, creative writer, or chemist.

    Summer internships are only open to Lake Forest College students.

    At the Right Price

    Our Summer Session tuition is $3,300 per course or internship. Each Lake Forest College course is equivalent to 4.0 semester hours. 

    Lake Forest College students behind on credits are eligible to take a course at $600, as low as any other summer program in the Chicago region. See the Forester Finish page for details.

    Lake Forest College students and visiting students are also eligible for a need-based financial grant.

    Summer Session high-school student tuition is $3,300 per four-credit course. Summer Merit Scholarships are available in award amounts up to $2,300, bringing tuition for award recipients to $1,000. 

    Summer Session community student tuition is $2,950 per four-credit course. The auditor rate is $400. 

    Note: a $100 deposit is required for visiting student and high-school student course registration, with deadlines for each term.

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