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Information for High School Students

You don’t have to be a Forester to enroll in Lake Forest College’s 2019 Summer Session. Take advantage of our open enrollment and Summer Merit Scholarships. 

Are You Ready For College?

Lake Forest College’s 2019 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.


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, bringing tuition for award recipients to $1,000.

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

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

  • May Term: May 14 - June 7
  • June Term: June 10 - July 3
  • July Term: July 8 - August 1

View the summer schedule and course descriptions.


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 (except those enrolled in the Writing and Thinking Workshop).