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Visits for Transfer Students

COVID-19 Update

We are welcoming a limited number of visitors on campus, Monday through Saturday. Our top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our campus community and visitors. Lake County is now experiencing substantial community transmission risk per the CDC. As such, we are now requiring masks for all visitors in indoor spaces regardless of vaccination status throughout the duration of your visit to campus. If you do not have a mask when you arrive, we will provide you with one.

We will continue to offer virtual experiences that can be tailored to your interests. You can find the most up-to-date information for the College at lakeforest.edu/coronavirus.

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 admissions appointments virtually Monday through Friday. Learn more here.

It pays to visit!

Transfer students applying for Spring 2022 and Fall 2022 who visit campus or take part in a virtual visit will receive $2,000 annually towards their cost of attendance at the College.

Domestic students are eligible for the visit grant. International students, please contact your admissions counselor to determine your eligibility for the visit grant.

Explore Our Transfer Visit Options

On-Campus Visits

Request an on-campus visit or on-site admissions appointment

A campus visit could include:
• campus tour
• on-site admission appointment*

*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 academic letter of recommendation and 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.

Virtual Visits

Request a virtual visit

A virtual visit could include:
• guided campus tour with a current student
• specialty tours for the arts, sciences, and residence halls
• transcript evaluation
• meeting your admissions counselor
• on-site admission appointment* (Monday-Friday)

*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 academic letter of recommendation and 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.

Chat with your counselor

Melissa Naughton - College of Lake County
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Jordan Kindle - Harper College, Oakton Community College, Out-of-state transfer students
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Melanie Julison - Triton College, McHenry Community College, Elgin Community College, College of DuPage, All other community colleges, International Transfers, Illinois 4-year transfer students
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Financial Aid Chats

Mark Anderson, Associate Director for Financial Aid, is available for virtual financial aid chats on Tuesdays from 10:30-11 a.m. and Fridays from 1:30-2 p.m.

Register for a financial aid chat here.

Chat with a current student

Current students are available to answer any questions you may have about the Forester experience including student life, academics, residence halls, and anything in between.

Click here to connect with a current student.

Credit Evaluation Chats

Katie Isler, Transfer and Registration Coordinator, is available for virtual credit evaluation chats on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Register for a credit evaluation appointment here.

Self-Guided Tour

There’s no right or wrong way to see our campus. It’s beautiful any time of the year, and our small size makes it easy for students to get around. We’ve put together a short self-guided walking tour with some notable locations for you to experience campus when it’s convenient for you.

Upcoming Transfer Student Events

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.