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Quick Guide for Summer Students

This guide is intended to provide new students with all of the information they need to get started at Lake Forest College. 



my.lakeforest is the college’s intranet. You will use it to register for classes, check grades, and many other things.  Click here to view a guide to my.lakeforest. 


Your professor will use your Lake Forest College email account for most of the course communication. Please check this email at least twice per day. The easiest way to access this is via Webmail. You can also find a link to Webmail in the “Quicklinks” pull-down menu on the College website.


Moodle is a tool that you will use to communicate with your professors.


Your student account statement is available via my.lakeforest under Students—My Account—Billing Statement. You can pay online at For questions concerning your bill, please contact Student Accounts at 847-735-5032 or

Transferring Credits

At Lake Forest College, credit is earned, recorded, and tallied by course rather than by semester credit hours. For the purposes of definition and transfer of credit, a Lake Forest course is valued at  four semester credit hours or  six quarter credits.


You will see the grades from your course(s) on your page of My.Lakeforest. But your home institution will want a formal transcript.  A visiting student who wishes to have the credit transferred to their home institution should go to our Request Transcript portal, which may be accessed here.

 Textbooks and the Bookstore

Textbooks for courses can be found at the campus  bookstore site.

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