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Access Summer

Information for Community Members

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 21-Century success.

You’ve come to the right place.

Lake Forest College Summer Sessions

Enroll in our 2017 summer term courses open to the community.

Summer Courses

Our courses 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 face-to-face courses that will excite and challenge you. At Lake Forest College, you can use the most current digital technologies in small-group discussion, demonstrations, debates, field trips, and conversations that will prepare you for your career, your academic studies, and the life you most want to lead.

Writing By The Lake

We offer you the chance to learn essential techniques and experiment with cutting-edge forms, all in a comfortable setting. You’ll connect with other writers from the community, and our faculty will provide individual advice and mentorship for your work. 

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

  • May Term: May 16 - June 9
  • June Term: June 12 - July 7
  • July Term: July 10 - August 3

View the summer schedule and course descriptions.

And for the Kids!

Check out our other programs for younger community members, including the Writing and Thinking Workshop for high school students (in cooperation with Bard College’s Institute for Writing and Thinking), and our technology and sports camps. These pages will update as we move toward summer 2017.

Tuition and Fees

Summer Session Community Student tuition is $2,950 per four-credit course taken for academic credit. The auditor rate is $400.

Note: a $100 deposit is required for course registration, with deadlines for each term (May Term deadline May 9; June Term deadline June 5; July Term deadline is July 3).