Information for our incoming Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 Foresters. You will find deadlines, next steps, and more information.
We are pleased to welcome you to Lake Forest College, where you are about to embark on a wonderful adventure with us.
So, what can you do now? Here are few initial steps to becoming a Forester:
Here are your next steps:
- Submit your refundable enrollment deposit online or you can mail a check for $200 payable to Lake Forest College to: Lake Forest College, Office of Admissions, 555 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045.
- Keep checking this page as information and forms will be uploaded as they become available.
Are you still finalizing your college decision?
- Visit campus!
Campus looks different after you’ve been admitted. Let us help you get here. All admitted students are invited to participate in our visit reimbursement program where we will subsidize up to $300 in travel-related costs. Reimbursement amounts depend on travel distance from the College. Travel-related costs can include a flight, train ticket, hotel stay, and more. Click here to learn more. We also offer virtual visits if you are unable to make it to campus.
- Connect with your admissions counselor.
The friendly faces in Patterson Lodge know you from the application process and are happy to help answer your questions and connect you with other members of the campus community.
- Contact the Office of Financial Aid.
Connect with our staff if you have questions regarding merit scholarships, need-based aid, or other concerns related to the cost of attendance.
- Chat with a current student.
Hear about life at Lake Forest College from those who know it best. Click here to connect students. Transfer students click here.
- Chat with faculty and alumni.
Learn even more about Lake Forest by chatting with professors in various departments across campus as well as alumni. Your admissions counselor can assist in setting up a time to connect.
- First-Year Students
- Transfer Students
- International Students
- Admitted Students
- Meet Your Counselor
- Visit Campus
- Financial Aid
- High School Counselors
- Community College Counselors
Office of Admissions
Patterson Lodge, Middle Campus
Deposited Student Portal
NOTE: When checking your admissions portal you will see a checklist of materials—some of the forms you will not yet have received so don’t worry.
Items submitted may not show up on your checklist as received right away. Please give at least three business days for them to be posted to your checklist.
Want to learn more about life as a Forester?
Listen to our Lake Forest College podcast where current student Isabella Nuno '22 chats with other current students, faculty, staff, and alumni to hear about their experiences at the College.