Information for Visiting College Students

Summer registration for visiting college students is now open.  

You don’t have to be a Forester to enroll in Lake Forest College’s 2024 Summer Session. We offer convenient Chicago-area summer classes for college credit for visiting college and university students. You can make the most of your vacation and still earn credit towards your degree while visiting home. Lake Forest College offers challenging and exciting courses in a close-knit, rigorous academic envrionment.

Take advantage of our open undergraduate enrollment and summer scholarships. And by all means, check out the beach.


We offer need-based grant packages to Visiting Students enrolled full-time at another undergraduate institution seeking a transfer credit toward a degree.

Visiting Students can receive a Lake Forest College Summer Session grant toward the cost of a Summer Session course or independent study. This grant can significantly discount tuition for a four-credit experience. Each Lake Forest College course is equivalent to 4.0 semester hours. Lake Forest College internships are not available to Visiting Students.

To qualify, students must demonstrate financial need. Students will indicate their interest on the registration form once it’s released. You will receive an email with information on your summer financial grant eligibility no later than one week prior to the start of each summer term.

Summer tuition is $3,300 per four-credit course or internship. Grants range from $1,300 - $2,300, based on 2023-2024 FAFSA need.

Note: We will ask for the results of your 2023-2024 FAFSA to determine your summer grant eligibility at Lake Forest College. Please add Lake Forest College to your FAFSA results (click here to find out how). Our federal school code is 001706. Once we receive your FAFSA results, we will be able to determine your eligibility.

Grant Application Deadlines

May Term: May 14 – June 7
Grant Deadline: May 1

June Term: June 10 – July 3
Grant Deadline: May 28

July Term:  July 8 – August 1
Grant Deadline: June 26

No Prerequisites

Our Summer Session courses do not have pre-requisites. All courses are open to both Lake Forest College students, high school students, and community members. Check out the calendar

View the summer schedule.

Other Available Aid Programs  

Financial assistance may also be available from the following programs if eligibility requirements are met, and funds are available:

  • Federal Pell Grant. Funds are available only to students who were eligible during the 2023-2024 academic year. The student must be enrolled in at least two credits during the summer in order to receive a Pell Grant. The Pell Grant amount will be based on number of credits enrolled.
  • Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans. Available to students who did not borrow grade-level maximum amounts for the 2023-2024 academic year. Students must be enrolled in at least two credits during the summer session to receive this loan.
  • Direct Federal PLUS Loans. Students must be enrolled in at least two credits to receive this loan.
  • Private Educational Loans.  Enrollment requirements are subject to the lender’s discretion. 

Any student interested in receiving federal financial aid must complete a 2023-2024 FAFSA.

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

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