Information for Community Members

Summer registration for community members is now open. 

We know you’ve been thinking about it: how to work toward that undergraduate degree, how to embark on a  master’s program that lets you put learning at the core, how to take a course in a topic that really interests you, with expert faculty members who want to hear what you have to say, how to set yourself up for for 21st Century success.

You’ve come to the right place.

At Lake Forest College, you can take summer classes to earn credit towards your degree or simply nurture your mind. Our summer programs are conveniently located near Chicago on the North Shore and are open to members of the public who wish to be challenged. 

Lake Forest College Summer Sessions

Enroll in our 2024 summer term courses open to the community. Registration opens in December 2023 for Summer 2024 courses. 

Summer Classes

Our classes give you the experience you need to prepare for that next step and college credit that you can take with you when you go. 

Lake Forest College’s Summer Session 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, 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

Prerequisites? Don’t worry. Our Summer Session courses do not have pre-requisites. All courses are open to both Lake Forest College students and other visitors. Check out the  calendar

View the summer schedule and course descriptions.

And for the Kids!

Check out our other programs for younger community members and our technology and sports camps. These pages will update as we move toward summer 2024.

Tuition and Fees

Summer Session Community Student tuition is $2,950 per four-credit course taken for academic credit. The auditor rate is $600. Community Member tuition is available to those who have already completed an undergraduate degree.