Fall Admitted Students

First-Year Registration

Here’s all you need to know about registering for courses.

1. Review your First-Year Studies assignment letter.

In late May, you will receive a letter and email from the professor who will teach the first-year studies course to which you have been assigned. He or she will also be your first-year advisor. 

2. Take the Quantitative Readiness Assessment June 1–17

We’ve devised this short assessment to help you and your advisor choose appropriate classes for the fall semester. No worries — there’s no credit given and it’s not graded. Make sure to have this completed before you chat with your advisor. Learn more about the Quantitative Readiness Assessment. 

3. Prepare to choose your three remaining fall courses.
Course offerings for fall can be found on my.lakeforest.edu (requires login with your College email name and password).
It might be particularly helpful browse the course schedules organized by academic department  (for example, chemistry, politics, religion) to see the wide variety of courses open to you. Also look through the list of first-year oriented/open courses.
Locate the link to the fall course schedule. This is a listing of all the fall courses. As a first-year student, you should take primarily 100- and 200-level courses. Courses that have the symbol “F” on the right side of the page are specifically designed for first-year students, and therefore especially appropriate for you.
Here are a few additional helpful steps:
4. Contact and consult your advisor.
June 20–July 3

Contact can be in the form of email or phone call, and it can be initiated by you or the professor. Don’t wait for him or her to contact you; take the initiative and make an early good impression.Your advisor will help you decide which courses to take in the fall. He or she will discuss with you your interests, abilities, and desired majors, as well as answer questions you have about prerequisites, courses, any AP or IB credits you may have, and whether you should take a placement test. 

5. Register for your three remaining fall courses.
July 12–26

Check back for a link on July 12.