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Transfer Students

This is where your future happens. 

98 percent of graduates have jobs, enter graduate school, or pursue other avenues of success within six months of graduation. At Lake Forest College, 100% of admitted transfer students receive scholarships and/or need-based financial assistance. On top of that, merit-based and need-based aid may be used for many off-campus programs, enabling you to maximize your college experience.

Whether you are a transfer student from a four-year institution or community college you will be welcomed into a friendly and inclusive community of students from nearly every state and over 100 countries. Professors will know you by name, and you will learn in a rigorous academic environment in small class settings.

Now offering on-site transfer admission appointments every Wednesday

On-site admission is designed to take the stress out of the application process and waiting for an admission decision. To take advantage of this opportunity, you must submit a transfer application and official college and high school transcripts at least two business days before your scheduled chat. We do not charge an application fee and you can submit your transcripts with the application or have them sent to us separately. Your admission counselor may determine that additional information is needed to make an enrollment decision.

Sign up for an in-person on-site admission appointment here.

Can't make it? We also offer on-site admission appointments virtually Monday through Friday. Learn more here.

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall 2022: August 1    Spring 2023: January 1

Events for Prospective Transfer Students

Admissions Events

Make your passion a career

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Majors and Minors

Follow your head and your heart. Students may declare up to two majors and one minor or up to one major and two minors.

Student Honors and Research

Student Honors and Research

At Lake Forest, students conduct the highest level of research and scientific discovery with professors who are experts in their fields.

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Career Advancement

We don’t require students to choose practicality over passion; we understand that embracing both makes for well-rounded people, confident graduates, and the strongest job candidates. Through our nationally-recognized Career Pathways program, the Gorter Family Career Advancement Center empowers students with essential skills, experiences, and networks that will help them pursue meaningful careers.

Lake Forest On The Road

Meet your transfer admissions counselor out on the road as they visit our top local community colleges throughout the year.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid offers a personalized approach, helping our students and families by providing timely information, anticipating concerns, and seeking innovative, personalized solutions.

Transfer Scholarships and Financial Aid

Transfer Scholarships and Financial Aid

A Lake Forest College education prepares you for the future, invests in your potential, and sets you on the path to success. We offer up to $32,000 a year in merit-based scholarship for transfer students.

Net Price Calculator

Net Price Calculator

Lake Forest College is committed to making college affordable for our students and their families. The Net Price Calculator allows families to see an example of average net cost (net price) for attending Lake Forest.

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When I decided to transfer schools, I knew I wanted the rest of my college experience to be spent somewhere with a genuinely tight-knit community, a diverse student body, and strong academics. From the moment I stepped on campus, I knew Lake Forest was just that.
Abigail Samuelson

Make the most out of your college experience

Chicago Connections

Chicago Connections

At Lake Forest College, you'll have access to an incredible urban hub with vibrant culture and endless opportunities to advance your dreams.

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Student Life

Lake Forest is a close-knit, diverse community where most of our students live on campus throughout their four years. Whether you’re a first-year, transfer, or international student, you’ll feel at home here on our safe, beautiful campus.

Global Engagement Office

Global Engagement Office

Welcome to Lake Forest College's Global Engagement Office!