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Four-Year Colleges and Universities

Transfer to one of the top colleges in Chicago and the nation.

Every semester we welcome transfer students from other four-year colleges and universities throughout the country and internationally to our transfer-inclusive environment. No matter whether you transfer in during your first year, second year, or the beginning of your junior year, you will be welcomed into a friendly, diverse, and inclusive community. It’s easy to transfer your credits and we’ll help you graduate on time. It’s free and easy to apply, and you’re guaranteed a decision within two weeks. You can also schedule an on-site admission visit to receive a decision the same day. 

We also offer generous financial aid packages, and you can receive up to $30,000 in scholarships. Our Forester Flagship Program provides up to 100% of the College’s tuition covered in grants and scholarships to qualified in-state transfers. 

Get ahead or catch up on courses

All incoming Spring 2021 deposited transfer students are eligible for a tuition-free course in the J-term.

I transferred to Lake Forest College because of the immediate connections I made with the campus community. While considering where to transfer, I distinctly recall having several great conversations with Lake Forest admissions staff, faculty, and current transfer students, and that personalized attention made my decision all that much easier.

Transfer Admissions Counselors

Melissa Naughton
Director of Transfer Admissions

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Jordan Kindle
Transfer Admissions Counselor

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Melanie Julison
Transfer Admissions Counselor

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