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. 

Summer 2024 course registration is now closed. 



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.

Microsoft Teams (for remote courses)

Remote summer courses meet synchronously every day and typically use Microsoft Teams for these live, video meetings (Teams works on Apple devices as well as Microsoft devices). Review this document for directions on setting up and using Microsoft Teams. 


Your student account statement is available via my.lakeforest under Students—My Account—Billing Statement. You can pay online at https://sso.myonplanu.com/landing/lakeforest. For questions concerning your bill, please contact Student Accounts at 847-735-5032 or  studentaccounts@lakeforest.edu.

Ordering Transcripts and Transferring Credits

You will see the grades from your course(s) on your my.courses 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. 

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.

Please wait two full weeks after receiving your final grade before you order your transcript.

Textbooks and the Bookstore

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

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