Information for High School Students

Summer registration for high school students is now open.

You don’t have to be a Forester to enroll in Lake Forest College’s 2023 Summer Session. We offer college courses for high school students in the Chicago area so you can challenge yourself and make the most of your summer. Take advantage of our open enrollment and Summer Merit Scholarships. 

Are You Ready For College?

Lake Forest College’s 2023 Summer Session offers our top faculty instructors in courses that will excite and challenge you. High school students who enroll in our summer session will find engaging programs that will help solidify their path to college. Our summer classes for high school students will welcome students into a rigorous academic environment where they will learn alongside college students and gain a better understanding of college-level course expecations. 

We’ve Got Your Scholarship

Summer Merit Scholarships of up to $2,300 are available for academically qualified high school students. After registering, please complete this application if interested. Lake Forest College internships are not available to High School students.

The Summer Merit Scholarship Committee consists of professors and members of the admissions staff. Awards are determined by evaluation of the short application essay, which has been constructed to gauge intellectual promise for college-level study.

Summer High School tuition before the award of a Summer Merit Scholarship is $3,300 per course. Summer Merit Scholarships are available in award amounts up to $2,300.

Summer Merit Scholarships are not available for high-school graduates.

Each Lake Forest College course is equivalent to 4.0 semester hours.

What You Want, When You Want It

Lake Forest College’s small class size means you are never a number, a cell in a spreadsheet, or lost in the back of a cavernous lecture hall. Most classes meet three hours a day, 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.

No Prerequisites

Most of our Summer Session courses do not have pre-requisites. Courses are open to Lake Forest College students, high school students, and community members. Check out the calendar

    View the summer schedule and course descriptions. Registration will open for high school students in early November. 


    Only current Lake Forest College students are eligible for summer housing. Housing is not currently available for visiting students from other colleges or universities, community members, or high-school students. 

    In addition to completing the registration form, high school students should also submit documentation of good academic standing in the form of an official or unofficial transcript to  the Registrar’s Office at

    If you have questions about submitting documentation please call 847-735-5025.


    Summer Merit Scholarships of up to $2,300 are available for academically qualified high school students. Please complete this application if interested. It asks for a short essay of 250-500 words.